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An organization chart may change when you try to edit it. This behavior may occur when all of the following conditions are true:
The Office XP Organization Chart tool was completely rewritten and improved for Office XP. Some of the formatting for organization charts in earlier versions of Office cannot be converted to the Office XP organization chart type. When an Office program cannot convert an organization chart from an earlier version of Office, it may change the organization chart into the default "hanging boxes" type of organization chart.
To work around this problem, do not try to edit any organization charts that are in files that were created from versions of Office earlier than Office XP. All of the organization charts change a little when they are edited, and any charts that are different from the hanging box style may change substantially.
In Office XP, you can view any organization charts made with earlier versions of Office without changing them; however, if you want to edit the organization chart, Microsoft recommends that you do one of the following.
Method 1: Create a New Organization ChartCreate a new organization chart in your Office XP program similar to the existing organization chart that was created in the earlier version of the Office program. Delete the old Organization Chart from your file.
For more information about how to add an Organization Chart, click Microsoft 'program name' Help on the Help menu, type add an organization chart in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
Method 2: Disable Chart Conversion and Reinstall Organization Chart 2.0IMPORTANT NOTE: The use of this procedure will not affect the ability to insert or edit Office XP Organization Charts.
You can use the MS Organization Chart 2.0 that is installed by Microsoft Office 2000. To do this, you must prevent the conversion of organization charts when you open the presentation. Reinstall MS Organization Chart 2.0. To do this, follow these steps.
Step 1: Disable the Conversion of Organization ChartsImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the automatic conversion of organization charts when you open a presentation or when you edit an organization chart in an Office XP program, follow these steps:
Step 2: Install Organization Chart 2.0To install MS Organization Chart 2.0, follow these steps:
The following MS Organization Chart 2.0 formatting styles are not available in the Diagram Gallery Organization Chart. This difference may substantially change any organization chart from an earlier version, when you convert it to the Office XP format. The affected styles and the ways they are changed are:
293212For more information about organization chart objects in Microsoft Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/293212/ )You cannot create an organization chart in PowerPoint 2003 or PowerPoint 2002 that is similar to charts that you created in PowerPoint 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826835/ )You receive an error message when you try to edit Organization Chart 2.0 objects that are created in earlier versions of Office