• 7 minutes

Other Ways To Create Diagrams In Visio®


Manually create a diagram or use a wizard.

Creating organizational charts is a common task in Visio®. There are different ways to create an organizational chart in Visio®. You can manually create an organizational chart or you can use the organization chart wizard to create the chart you need. Suppose you have organization information stored in an Excel file and you want to use this information to create an organizational chart in Visio®. The wizard tool can walk you through creating that chart as well. In this video our speaker, Jay R. Carlson, provides examples on how to create charts manually or with the help of the wizard tool.

Runtime: 6 minutes



Jay R. Carlson

Jay R. Carlson

  • Principal and co-owner of, an IT solutions company
  • Microsoft® Certified System Engineer (MCSE) as well as a Microsoft® Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • More than 25 years of experience in the IT industry and 20 years as a technical writer, including working as the technical lead at a top software company supporting their financial software
  • Through, co-wrote OfficeFest 2007, a self-published series of training modules that includes Using Microsoft® Excel® for Financial Analysis, Microsoft® Excel® Pivot Tables and Charts, as well as “Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft® Excel® 2007”
  • Co-developed commercial SQL solutions and well-reviewed iPhone® applications
  • Graduate, Southern Illinois University; master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in finance, University of Montana; associate’s degree in journalism

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