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tatami 2007-01-17 12:56 PM

Laying out an organizational chart
 
I'm having problems here. I want to fit the chart onto a single sheet of paper. It's quite wide so even in landscape mode the boxes need quite a lot of organization to fit everything in. If I leave it to OmniGraffle to do it then when the boxes at level 3 extend towards the right hand edge, the connectors from level 2 get tangled up. If I pull the boxes around manually, then the next time I add a box or try to get OmniGraffle to tidy things up, it makes the most incredible spaghetti total nonsense. Help!

beejaybee 2007-02-04 10:24 AM

I'm having the exact same issue. I have a large org chart that is taking up a lot of space in the horizontal but little space in the vertical. This is due to the autolayout feature of the Diagram Style function. If I manually change the layout to have multiple columns underneath one parent (to use vertical space more efficiently) then I can't add any new employees with having to manually reorganize the entire chart.

This appears to be a MAJOR limitation of this product vs products like MS' Org Chart product.

How do I deal with this?

JKT 2007-02-05 12:16 AM

You can layout individual layers or selected objects individually, so you could turn off autolayout, and put new objects on a new layer and see if that works.

However, that would be a good feature request [B]"Fit layout to [I]n[/I] pages"[/B] where [B][I]n[/I][/B] is a user selectable number of pages.


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