About Org Chart Mac

Org Chart Maker Mac

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Org Chart Maker Mac is a powerful visualization tool for creating printable Organization Charts on your Mac. With this App you can quickly create Org Charts and use them instantly in your other projects. The Ability to render fullscreen charts allows you to turn your Mac or Macbook into a powerful visualization tool. You can create an Org Chart and copy or share it instantly by email giving you the flexibility to move it from your Mac to your PC or to other Mac Apps including Pages, Numbers & Keynote.

The in-built color picker gives you the flexibility to define the look and feel of your charts. This App is ideal for Personal use, School, Business, Presentation and other areas where data visualization is key.

Org Chart Maker is very easy to use, it utilizes the Parent->Child relationships to construct an organization chart within the shortest time possible(No Drawing Hassles, Org Chart Maker Automatically draws it for you). Simply enter an item and select the Parent and Org Chart Maker will Complete the Join.

-Easily position the org chart nodes to match your desired structure.
-Supports use of dotted lines (Ver 2.2 & higher).
-Instantly share your Org charts to the recipients of your choice via email in PDF or PNG formats.
-Save your charts for future use or edits.
-Render full screen charts.
-Easily print your charts.
-Copy your charts and paste them in other Mac applications including Pages, Keynote & Numbers.
-Define the look and feel of your Chart by easily customizing the colors for each item in the Org Chart with the inbuilt color picker.
-Automatically expands canvas to fit long & wide charts.

System Requirements:
-Org Chart Maker Mac requires OS X 10.7 or higher

* Org Chart Maker is also available for iPad & iPhone

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Creating an Org Chart

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To create an Org Chart, type your Top Level element in Row 1 , then Type the child item directly below it in Row 2. Type all the other items in the Org Chart from Row 3 down. For each item you type, Click the ‘SELECT’ button to Choose the Parent & node position. As you type and Choose Parents for each of your items, Org Chart Maker will Automatically Join them. To load the sample data on the grid, click the ‘LOAD SAMPLE’ button. All Positions or Titles should be entered in the Title Column starting version 2.2. For older versions below 2.2, all titles should be enclosed in Parenthesis, ex. Steve Owens(President).

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Choosing Parents

Selecting Parents

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To select a ‘PARENT’ for the child column, click on the ‘SELECT’ button in each row to launch the parent select popover. To choose a parent once the popover is active, click on the desired name from the list. You can also choose the desired node position from this modal. You can position the node on the left, right or bottom of the  parent that you select.  Please note that you can ONLY type on the yellow cells, All white (Parent) cells can only be filled with the ‘SELECT’ button. Once the parent is selected, the change is reflected instantly on the org chart.

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Positioning Nodes

Setting Join Style

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A join style  between the parent & child node can be depicted by  a Solid or a Dotted line. To set a join style for a given node, click on the “SELECT” button next to the item that you wish to modify and click on the Solid or Dotted line options.

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Org Node Positioning

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To position your Org Chart Nodes, Click on the ‘SELECT’ button  and click on the desired position from the popover. You can position nodes ‘LEFT’, ‘RIGHT’ & ‘BOTTOM’ of the selected Parent item.

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Breaking node titles

Creating line breaks on titles

To create a line break, simply type the opening parenthesis sign ‘(‘ where you wish to break the line. All text after the opening parenthesis ‘(‘  will be pushed to the next line. If the text gets hidden, consider changing the font or node size.

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Formatting Nodes

Customize font & nodes

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To  format nodes,  Use the node options available in the toolbar. You can change the font family, font size & node size.

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Customizing Colors

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By default the Multi-Color style is selected, which means each node color can be independently customized. To Customize  colors, simply  click on the color picker icon next to the item you want to customize. If you wish to use a single color for all your nodes, simply change the Style from Multi-Color to Single Color in the toolbar. Only the top level element color picker can be used when using the Single Color Style. To revert back, simply toggle between the two options. To customize the node text color, join line, background & Chart Title, simply click on the color swatches on the toolbar.

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Exporting Charts

PDF & PNG Exports

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To Export your Org Chart in PDF or PNG format, Click on the Export icon in the toolbar.

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Saving Org Charts

Saving Charts

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Org Chart Maker Mac allows you to Save your Charts for future use or edits. To Save a Chart  simply click on the Save icon on the toolbar or click  File > Save. Once your chart is saved, the colors and other settings that you select are also saved. To Save As, use the File>Save As Option

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Open Saved Org Charts

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To open your saved charts, click on the ‘Open’ icon on the toolbar or click on the Fine > Open menu

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Copy Paste in other Apps

Moving Charts to other apps

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Use Edit > Copy Chart  in the top menu to move your Chart to the clipboard.  The above screen is an example of a copy & paste in Pages App. You can copy and paste Org Charts in Pages, Keynote, Numbers  &  in other Mac applications. You can also use the Export Options to generate a PNG image or PDF document that you easily open from other apps.

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Fullscreen Zoom

Rendering fullscreen

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To render your Org Chart fullscreen, click on the Full Screen Zoom  button on the toolbar or Click View > Enter Full Screen.

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Sharing Org Charts

Emailing Org Charts


To  Email  or Share your  Org Charts, click on the ‘Share’ button on the toolbar or  Click on the File > Share option from the top menu. Select the desired format from the Share popover. This can be either PDF or PNG format.

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Displaying hidden items

Scrolling & Resizing Org Window


If your Org Chart is too wide, or long, it may not display fully on the Org Chart Window, to display hidden items, simply resize your window if using an iMac  by dragging the edges of the Org Chart Window to the right &  bottom or scroll to the right, left & bottom to expose the hidden items. You can also click on the ‘Full Screen Zoom’ button to utilize your entire screen. If  on fullscreen mode and some items are still hidden, use the same scrolling principles as described before.

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Importing CSV data

Import CSV data

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To import a CSV file, Click on the “Import” button. It’s recommended you use the  provided template to ensure the data imports correctly. After import, use the “SELECT” button to create relationships between the elements.


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Printing Charts

Printing Org Charts

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To print your Org Chart,  Click on the ‘Print’  Icon on the toolbar or Click on  File > Print  from the top menu. Depending on your org chart structure & size, you may need to choose a custom page size or adjust the Scale Percentage for it to fit. Please note that long or wide charts may not fit properly in the standard size A4 paper, so be sure to reduce the Scale in the Print dialog. You may also want to try” Landscape” orientation instead of the default “Portrait” for wide charts. Another way of ensuring that your chart is not too long or wide is to use the smallest node size & text possible. Node size & text can be adjusted easily from the toolbar.

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Org Chart Maker iPad

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Same app, same features on your iPhone &  iPad.



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