Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Laying Out the Diagram Shapes
Figure 2-5:
Adding a
shape to an
Organization
Chart
diagram.
Figure 2-5 demonstrates what the Add Shape commands do to a vertically
oriented diagram. Notice that Add Shape Before places a new shape to the left
of the shape you selected; Add Shape After places a new shape to the right.
Be careful about choosing the Add Shape Above command. This command
effectively bumps the shape you selected to a lower level in order to make
room for the new shape. In effect, you demote one shape when you place a
new shape above it.
Shapes created with the Add Assistant command land on the left side of the
line to which they’re attached, but if you prefer the assistant shape to be on
the right side of the line, you can drag it to the right.
Hanging a shape below another shape in an Organization Chart
Besides the standard relationship between shapes above and below one
another, you can create a hanging relationship in an Organization Chart
diagram. Figure 2-6 shows the four kinds of hanging relationships — Standard,
Both, Left Hanging, and Right Hanging. In a hanging relationship, the line
hangs from a shape, and subordinate shapes are connected to the line.
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