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Mastering Data Visualization with Microsoft Visio Professional 2016 by David J Parker

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Other significant current add-ons that use data

There are a few add-ons that use data to generate diagrams, and they even provide the ability to export data. A couple of these utilize more specialist data such as Schedule | Gantt Chart and Schedule | Timeline for Microsoft Project. However, these three add-ons use data to create the layout of a diagram, which can then be enhanced with linked, refreshable data.

The Organization Chart

First introduced in Visio 4.0, this popular wizard and its supporting add-on provide the ability to create hierarchical organization charts, and as the following screenshot shows, it can use Microsoft Exchange, Excel, text files, or an ODBC compliant data source:

The imported data is used to create a hierarchical structure, ...

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