Create an organization chart with pictures

PowerPoint 365
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 the 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 the 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.

See also this tip in French: Comment créer un organigramme avec des images.

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