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    Org charts (2000)

    Hi,

    I'm well aware that the MS Organization Chart 2.0 add-in is pretty limited. But is it possible to lengthen the lines that appear automatically between the boxes? And, if so, how?

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    Wyley

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    Re: Org charts (2000)

    I'm afraid you can't. You can change the size of the org chart as a whole, but I don't know of a way to change the standard length of the connecting lines.

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    Re: Org charts (2000)

    Thanks for confirming what I suspected.

    Wyley

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    Re: Org charts (2000)

    Wyley:

    Have you considered using Powerpoint instead? A home-made organisation chart can be constructed very easily with appropriate basic shapes and connectors, giving you the flexibility you require. Remember to group the chart when pasting into Word.

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    Re: Org charts (2000)

    Hi Wylep,
    Yes, you can change the line lenghts, but it can be fiddly.

    After you've designed your chart and inserted it into Word, change the default layout from 'inline with text' to,say, 'tight', via Format|Object|Layout.

    Next, use the 'Draw' toolbar to 'Ungroup' the object. Now all the parts of the org chart are independent of each other and you can move them around to your heart's content. Be careful, though, to make sure that you select all of the elements that should stay together before moving them. In that regard, you may find it best to use the 'Draw' toolbar to 'Group' them beforehand. Before/after you've placed the elements where you want them, you can stretch/shrink the connecting lines as you see fit.

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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Org charts (2000)

    I'd like to thank all of you for your suggestions. I'll give them a try.

    Wyley

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