Creating an Organization Chart Manually

Although it’s easier to import employee data for complex organization charts, you might want to create an organization chart manually for a small organization or if the employee data doesn’t already exist in a database or spreadsheet. When you create an organization chart manually, you drag shapes from the stencil onto the page, starting with the top position in the hierarchical order (usually a CEO, president, or executive director). To specify the reporting structure, you drop a shape directly on top of another, as Figure 10-4 shows.

Figure 10-4. Unlike flowcharts and other Visio 2007 diagrams, organization charts build connections for you when you drag a shape on top of another shape. You need only ...

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