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Old 04-01-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
Steve W
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org chart designer


Has anyone heard of, or can anyone recommend, open source "organisation chart" designer software? These charts are sometimes known as "family trees".

A pointer to any FOSS applications, either on Linux or Windows, would be appreciated. Googling for it does not appear to bring much up...

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Old 04-01-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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Has anyone heard of, or can anyone recommend, open source "organisation chart" designer software? These charts are sometimes known as "family trees".

A pointer to any FOSS applications, either on Linux or Windows, would be appreciated. Googling for it does not appear to bring much up...

Steve
Hi Steve,
You can use Openoffice.org This wiki explains how to do it.
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/...nization_chart
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 04-03-2009, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yes, I can imagine using OpenOffice Draw, or Kivio, would be reasonably satisfactory; and indeed at work (where we use Windows), you can kind of get it done in Powerpoint. But I was trying to look at software that takes away some of the manual positioning of the boxes and the connectors. Microsoft Office does have an orgchart "designer" included, but it is really basic and no good for complex arrangements. So it is back to doing it in Powerpoint.

If no FOSS applications have been written for orgcharts, I will continue using Powerpoint, or take another look at the Draw manual to see if any features of Draw are faster than doing it in PP.

Thanks for the info.

Steve
 
Old 04-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #4
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How about TCM or DIA

Both are in the Debian repos, and are avail for Windows as well. (cygwin in the case of TCM)

http://projects.gnome.org/dia/
http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~tcm/software.html

I see nothing that will automate this process though

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:38 AM   #5
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Okay, thanks Farslayer. Perhaps there will never be a package that will automate the process to a degree, but still allow flexibility to have complex layouts if required.

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