Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Laying Out the Diagram Shapes
Follow these steps to add a shape to a hierarchy diagram:
1. In your diagram, select the shape to which your new shape will be
connected.
Earlier in this chapter, “Selecting a diagram shape” describes how to
select a shape.
2. Choose an Add Shape command.
Figure 2-4 shows what Add Shape commands do. You can choose Add
Shape commands with one of these techniques:
• Onthe(SmartArtTools)Designtab,openthedrop-downlistonthe
Add Shape button and choose an Add Shape command (refer to
Figure 2-4).
• Right-clicktheshapeyouselected,chooseAddShapeontheshortcut
menu, and choose an Add Shape command on the submenu.
Adding shapes to Organization charts
An Organization chart diagram offers many opportunities for connecting
shapes. The shapes can branch out from one another in four directions as
well as appear to the side in the “assistant” position. When you place one
shape below another shape, you can make the new shape hang so that it
is joined to a line that drops, or hangs, from another shape. These pages
explain how to add shapes and create hanging relationships between one
shape and the shapes subordinate to it.
Adding an Organization Chart shape
Besides adding a shape after, before, above, or below a shape, you can add
an assistant shape to an Organization Chart diagram, as shown in Figure 2-5.
An assistant shape is an intermediary shape between two levels. Follow
these steps to add a shape to an Organization Chart diagram:
1. Select the shape to which you will add a new shape.
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Chapter 2
Earlier in this chapter, “Selecting a diagram shape” explains how to
select shapes. As shown in Figure 2-5, shapes are surrounded by solid
lines, not dotted lines, when you select them properly.
2. Choose an Add Shape command.
You can choose Add Shape commands in two ways:
• Onthe(SmartArtTools)Designtab,openthedrop-downlistonthe
Add Shape button and choose an Add Shape command (see Figure 2-5).
Right-clicktheshapeyouselected,chooseAddShapeontheshortcut menu, and then choose an Add Shape command on the submenu.
 
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