Create an org chart in PowerPoint using a template

To get a quick start on creating an org chart, download a pre-designed template, and then customize it.

  1. In PowerPoint, on the File tab, click New.

  2. In the Search for online templates and themes box, type org chart, and then click Start the search .

  3. Choose an org chart from the search results.

    Double-click a template
  4. Click Create.

    Click Create.

    If you copy and paste the org chart slide into another presentation, to match the destination presentation’s format, in Paste Options, be sure to choose Use the Destination Theme.

    Paste Options: Use Destination Theme
  5. To replace the placeholder text with your own, click inside each shape, highlight the text that you want to change, and then type your text.

    Replace the placeholder text

Customize your org chart

  1. Click a shape in the org chart and when SmartArt Tools appear, click either the Design or Format tab.

  2. Do one or more of the following:

    • On the Design tab:

      Design tab
      • Add more shapes to your org chart (to contain more names) or move shapes around in the Create Graphic group.

      • Change the style of the org chart in the SmartArt Styles group.

      • Change the org chart colors by clicking Change Colors.

      • Change the layout of the org chart in the Layouts group.

    • On the Format tab:

      Format tab

You can also create your own SmartArt Graphics org chart, including an organization chart with pictures.

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