Video:Create Custom Charts with Microsoft Publisherwith Don Schechter
Learn how to better organize and convey your data to colleagues- create your own professional-looking charts in Microsoft Publisher.See Transcript
Transcript:Create Custom Charts with Microsoft PublisherHi. I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll show you how to create an organization chart in Microsoft Publisher. This is a great way to show how information relates. First open Microsoft Publisher. I will start with a blank publication but you could use a pre-designed publication.
Tools to Create a Chart in PublisherOn the left toolbar click Autoshapes, then select connectors. Drag the handle at the top of the drop down menu out so it stays on the screen.
Do the same thing for the basic shapes found under Auto shapes.
Add Shapes to a Publisher ChartClick the shape you want to use in your organization chart such as a rectangle. Then click the publication to insert the shape.
Change the size, color, fill, or line of the shape by double clicking on it. To delete a shape, simply select it, and press the delete key.
When the shape looks the way you want it, right click the shape then click copy. Right click where you want the object, then click paste.
You can move them around anytime.
Add Connectors to a Publisher ChartAfter you have your shapes in place, click the type of connector line you want.
Click where you want one end of the connector, then click where you want the other end of the line to go to connect the shapes.
To change the color or weight of the connector lines double click one or to select multiple connectors, hold down shift while you click each connector.
On the format menu, click auto shape then click the colors and lines tab. Under line, select the options that you want.
Add Text to a Publisher ChartTo add text to a shape in an organization chart, click the shape then type the text you want.
To format the text, select the text inside the shape, then use the options on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Finalize a Chart in PublisherIf you need to move shapes or connector lines in a chart, click the shape you want to move, and drag it to a new position.
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