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A quick introduction to organization charts

How to create the hierarchy by dragging shapes onto other shapes.

You add more shapes and connect them to create the chart's organization hierarchy simply by dragging shapes onto other shapes. At once, depending on what shape is dragged onto another, Visio sorts the shapes into the hierarchy for you.

For example, when you drag a Position shape onto a Manager shape, Visio places the Position shape below the Manager shape and connects the two.

Click Play to see an animation of how to do this.

Notice other Visio features in this animation:

  • You can arrange the shapes using special layouts.
  • The lines connecting the shapes stay connected to the shapes, even if you move the shapes.
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