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22-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Hi all,
Firstly seasons greetings for those not of a "Bah! Humbug!" bent. (Heh heh)

My query is over finding a good simple freeware programme to construct an Organisational Chart as a graphic to place in a website page. I've Googled all over the place but I think the interpretation of the terms used is making things a little difficult. Can any one recommend such a programme and a source pleas?
Much appreciated in advance. Googles version of freeware seems only to extend to a free trial period then the astronomical price kicks in.

Speedy Gonzales
22-12-2010, 08:13 PM
Like some kind of vector program?? I remember some kind of free program that uses vector drawing kind of things for charts. Just cant remember the name of it.

What about this?? http://www.scribus.net/

22-12-2010, 08:16 PM
Several years ago I used Chartist from Novagraph. I see they still have a free 30 day trial and purchase 49.95. May be worth a trial.

kahawai chaser
22-12-2010, 09:53 PM
You could try the organizational chart from Google Code (http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/documentation/gallery/orgchart.html#Overview), which might require a sign-up for their API, which you need a URL (I used their maps API/code for a site of mine). Also search for a chart mashup, bound to be some with script codes, mostly based on Google API's.

Or maybe a mind mapping chart (http://freenuts.com/top-10-free-online-mind-mapping-tools/) set up if useful or relevant. Plenty about.

22-12-2010, 11:16 PM
This sort of thing?
Though I see that this is not free either, blast! Sorry.

23-12-2010, 07:56 AM
Well, if it's just a static graphic you could simply use the likes of MS Paint to generate it.

Word (yeah, not free) also has flow-chart type 'callouts' / shapes that can be used. Then all you need is to hit printscreen to secure it as a graphic, and re-size to suit.

23-12-2010, 08:04 AM
Visio works very well but certainly not free.

23-12-2010, 10:08 AM
Make your own with MS Word if you have it.

24-12-2010, 09:09 AM
Thanks all,
enough replies to steer me in different directions so have started the trek. Tried a couple of the 30 day trial programmes but some have various elements lacking. Nobody ever said the learning curve will be a small and at 65 yrs old the curve grows greater daily.

kahawai chaser
24-12-2010, 10:30 AM
Lovely Charts Com (http://www.lovelycharts.com/desktop) (has video) has a easy to use organization chart set up, and has a demo to try it out.