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The Ultimate ORG Chart!

I need to create the ultimate org chart for my supervisor's corporate overview presentation. It has to be very refined and graphically crisp in appearance, since it will be shared with potention customers and investors. PowerPoint is too limited, so I have explored using Vision and OrgPlus-8. Do you have any suggestions of any other org chart programs? Do you know where I could find some example charts that I could review with him to identify the look & feel we'd like to create?

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Try using Smart Draw. The charts are easily manipulated compared to Visio. Anonymous on 12/22/2011 3:51:15 PM
Thanks, Everyone. Would someone be willing to send me a copy of their org chart that includes executive headshot photos? PDF is fine. I would just like to see an example. It would help me to recreate it in either Visio or Adobe Illustrator. Let me know if you're willing, and I'll send my e-mail address. Thanks! Senior EA-Business Writer on 9/19/2011 10:22:21 AM
Visio works really well for me. Anonymous on 9/2/2011 9:05:47 AM
I actually use Microsoft Word to create org charts because it offers flexibility that most other programs do not. The use of text boxes and the drawing tool bar of lines and arrows allow for most any configuration of an org chart as well as most any size and complexity. Microsoft Excel can also be used for this purpose. Anonymous on 9/2/2011 8:55:25 AM
I use Microsoft Visio. This suits our needs and is easy to use. Anonymous on 9/2/2011 7:33:30 AM
I use Microsoft Visio. This suits our needs and is easy to use. Anonymous on 9/2/2011 7:33:17 AM
I have used the create an organization chart that is a feature in Microsoft Word - it works very well and is super easy. Anonymous on 9/2/2011 7:23:51 AM
Microsoft Visio is a good program that I've used for board meetings etc. in the past. Adobe Illustrator is also a good program but may not be as user friendly as Visio. Jesika McNeil on 9/1/2011 2:07:59 PM
I use Visio 2007 and love it! When I need an org chart in a PowerPoint presentation, I "select all" in Visio, copy then paste into PowerPoint. It is imported as a picture then you can crop the image if necessary. Anonymous on 9/1/2011 8:37:40 AM
I just completed a complex and very large organizational chart for our company using 2007 Visio. I didn't have much experience using the software but went online and watched the tutorial. Obviously the more you use the software, the easier it gets. Good luck. Marisa Nutt on 8/31/2011 3:09:51 PM
I would also suggest Microsoft Visio 2007. I've included a URL from Microsoft that should point you in the right direction for some samples, etc. Kathi Robinson on 8/31/2011 2:38:38 PM
I worked for a very large International IT support center and one of my responsiblities was creating and maintaining the entire company's organizational chart. The best software program that I found user friendly...once you take the basic online training is Visio. The formatting was easy, and the look was crisp and professional. I had to fit a total of 15,000 employees in five slides. I agree with you PowerPoint is not an efficient source for creating large complex organizational charts. Kristye Palmquist on 8/31/2011 2:35:53 PM

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