Create an organization chart with pictures

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
For business presentations you often need to show an organizational chart like a future business structure chart or a corporate structure chart. PowerPoint has the predefined organization chart templates that make organization structure editing not harder than editing a simple list of items.
Organizational chart in PowerPoint 2016

To create an organization chart using PowerPoint templates, do the following:

    1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click SmartArt:

Illustrations group in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, on the Hierarchy tab, and then select Picture Organization Chart:

Choose a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    To add a picture, follow next steps:

    3.1.    Select the shape and click the picture icon (or double-click picture icon):

Picture in org chart in PowerPoint 2016

    3.2.    In the Insert Picture dialog box, choose the picture location, select the picture file, and then click Insert:

Insert picture in PowerPoint 2016

Check how to format pictures in organization chart if you will need to change pictures later.

    4.    To enter text, do one of the following:

    4.1.    Select the shape in the SmartArt graphic, and then type your text.

Note: For best results, use this option after you add all the boxes that you want, because PowerPoint automatically changes sizes and layout.

    4.2.    Click [Text] in the Text pane, and then type the text:

Text pane in org chart in PowerPoint 2016

Note: If the Text pane is not visible, select the SmartArt graphic and open it by:

  • clicking the control:
Text pane button in PowerPoint 2016
  • clicking the Text pane button, under SmartArt tools, on the Design tab, in the Create Graphic group:
Create Graphic in PowerPoint 2016

    4.3.    Copy text from another location or program, click [Text] in the Text pane, and then paste your text.

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