Learn to create simple Family Tree diagram in PowerPoint. Follow our easy step by step instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.
The Family Tree in PowerPoint you’ll learn to create:
This simple and clean graphic is easy to create using rectangle auto shapes and elbow arrow connectors. In this article you will learn the method in a step by step way.
SmartArt doesn’t provide you an option for Family Tree:
Take a look at the various options provided under the Hierarchy tab of SmartArt tool:
Yes. As you observed, there is no option available to create a Family Tree. Considering that Family tree is such a common graphic used in presentations, it is quite surprising that people at Microsoft haven’t thought of including an option for the graphic.
Let us learn to create the graphic in a simple and straight forward way.
Step 1: Create the boxes
Go to auto shapes menu and use the ‘Rectangle’ tool to create the boxes for Family Tree PowerPoint.
Use the ‘Align’ and ‘Distribute’ functions in ‘Arrange’ tab to place the boxes in their right position. Enter relevant text in the boxes by clicking inside them.
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Step 2: Connect the boxes
Once you have the boxes in place, it is time to connect the boxes using ‘Elbow Arrow Connector’ tool:
When you hover over the edges of a box you will find red dots – which are the connector points for the box. Make sure that the elbow arrow connectors connect the red dots as shown below:
When you connect all the boxes, you will get the following result:
You can differentiate the generations by applying different colored ‘Quick styles’. Increase the thickness of the lines and color them grey to get the following result:
Smarter option for business presenters:
Even simple graphics like Family Tree Chart can take a lot of time and effort if you want your slides to look professional. Aligning different elements of the chart requires attention to detail. When you have deadlines looming large, it is not easy to work on the finer details.
If you are a business presenter, who doesn’t have the time to create professional quality graphics for yourself, we have an elegant solution for you. We recommend you take a look at our ‘CEO Packs Bundle of 1600+ PowerPoint Charts and Diagram Templates. The two CEO packs have a range of premium charts, graphs, graphics and diagrams to help you visualize every business idea imaginable. Just choose the template that matches your thought and replace the sample text with your own text. Your business slides get ready in no time.
Here are some examples taken from this bundle. You can represent concepts related to trees as a metaphor:
Here is an example of a 3D Organization Structure chart from CEO Pack 2:
You can also show the steps in organization chart as steps like this diagram from CEO pack 1:
Source: Org Charts from CEO Pack 1
If you want to keep your org chart or tree diagram simple, you can have a simple lateral chart like this:
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