• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Creating a Diagram

A diagram is a collection of shapes that illustrates conceptual material. Office offers a variety of built-in diagrams from which to choose, including pyramid, cycle, radial, and Venn diagrams as well as organization charts. Using built-in diagrams makes it easy to create and modify charts without having to create them from scratch. You can customize different parts of the diagram the same way you modify the shapes you create using the Drawing toolbar.

Create a New Diagram

Click the Insert menu, and then click Diagram.

Select a diagram type.

Click OK.

Select a diagram element, and then use the Diagram toolbar to format the diagram with preset styles, add color and patterns, change line styles, add elements, and move them forward or backward.

When you're done, click anywhere outside of the diagram to return to the Office document.

Did You Know?

You can edit a diagram. Click the diagram, and then click the element you want to edit.

You can insert a diagram using the Drawing toolbar. Click the Insert Diagram or Organization Chart button on the Drawing toolbar to insert a diagram.


  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint