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 10.9 or higher

* Org Chart Maker is also available for iPad & iPhone

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Creating an Org Chart

To create an Org Chart, Type your Members starting in Row 1 Down in any Order OR You can easily populate the grid by importing a CSV list of all your Members. Click ‘Import’ button on toolbar to download a template. When importing a new list, leave the “PARENT” column in the CSV blank.

Once you have the grid populated with all your members, go back to row #1 and Click the PLUS (+) button in each row to start relating/linking  your Members by choosing a Parent,  Node position & Line Style. You can also link them as you enter them from row #1 down.

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Choosing Parents

Selecting Parents


To select a ‘PARENT’ for an element, click on the ‘PLUS(+)’ button in each row to launch the parent select popover. To choose a parent, 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 ‘+’ button. Once the parent is selected, the change is reflected instantly on the Chart.

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Positioning Nodes

Setting Join Style


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


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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Resizing Columns

Resizing Columns


To resize the Name & Title columns, simply click on the resize buttons on the Grid as shown  above.

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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

Customizing your Chart


To  customize your chart,  Use the node options available in the toolbar. You can customize font, node size, corner radius, shape, shadow, line, text & Background color. To customize individual node back colors, click on the color swatches in each row when using the multi-color mode. If using Single Color Mode, use row #1 color picker to customize node colors.

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Customizing Colors


By default the multi-Color mode is selected. This means each node background color can be independently customized. To Customize, simply  click on the color swatch in each row.  To use a single color for all your nodes, simply change the mode from multi-color to single color on the toolbar and use row #1 color picker to customize color. To revert back, simply toggle between the two options. To customize the node text color, line, background & Chart Title colors, use the color swatches on the right side of the toolbar.

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Exporting Charts

PDF & PNG Exports


To Export your  Chart in PDF or PNG format, or to export your chart data in CSV format , Click on the (PDF)- Export icon in the toolbar. Please note that the zooming level that you set will affect the Size and Quality of Chart exported or shared. We recommend adjusting this accordingly before attempting to Share or  Export your Chart.

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Saving Org Charts

Saving Charts


                  To Save your Chart Simply click  File > Save.

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Copy Paste in other Apps

Moving Charts to other apps


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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Sharing Org Charts

Emailing Org Charts


To  Email  or Share your  Organization Chart, 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. Please note that the Zooming level that you select will affect Size & Quality of the Chart.

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Displaying hidden items

Resizing Chart Org Window


If your Organization Chart is too wide, or long, it may not display fully on the Org Chart Maker Window, to display hidden items, simply Zoom In and Out, Scroll Right, Left & Down or Resize your Window. If using an iMac simply   drag the window edges to expose the hidden items. You can also click on the ‘Full Screen Zoom’ button to utilize your entire screen.

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Importing CSV data

Import CSV data


To to load your  CSV file, Click on the “Import” button. It’s recommended you use the  provided template to ensure the data imports correctly.  Using incorrectly formatted data will make your import to Fail.  After import, use the “SELECT” button to create relationships between the elements.

When importing data for first time, leave the “PARENT” column blank. The PARENT column is auto populated by the app and is used when importing data exported from another Org Chart Maker App. Filling this Column manually may make your import to fail.



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Org Chart Maker iPad

iOS Screens

Same app, same features on your iPhone &  iPad.




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