OrgChart Now Reference Guide

This guide describes all of the important features and functions of OrgChart Now. This guide is intended to be more encyclopedic and less of a cookbook. See the HOWTOS section for cookbooks.

User Interface

Your user account type determines what functionality you have access to.

  • Navigation Bar - Use the navigation bar as the gateway to all functionality available in OrgChart Now.
  • Main Window - This is where you view and edit charts
  • Panels - Panels allow you to search,navigate and view additional chart details. You can also change chart presentation using different panels.
  • Bottom Tool Bar - Contains details about the current chart and also let you zoom in/out.


  • Access Groups - Access Groups control which folders a specific user can access.
  • Account Preferences - Set preferences for your account
  • Administration Tools - Manage account preferences, user ids and access groups
  • Autotext Elements - Autotext elements automatically update based on context (e.g. Page Numbers). Autotext elements are typically placed on the masterpage.
  • Auxiliary Reporting Relationships - Employees sometimes have multiple managers. You import data containing secondary (or dotted-line) relationships.
  • Complex Data Filters - Filter your data to import on specific records
  • Data Connectors - Automatically create chart directly from a number of different HR and IT Systems.
  • Data Refresh - Automatically synchronize your chart with your data source.
  • Data Types - Fields and formulas can be set to text, number, date or an image data types.
  • Field Manager - The Field Manager allows you to add, delete and update field and formula definitions.
  • File Manager - Manage files and folders in your account.
  • Formulas - Add dynamic calculations to your charts.
  • Import Wizard - Automatically create charts from external data
  • Keyboard Shortcuts - Supported accelerator keys
  • Multi-chart Documents - Multiple charts can be stored within a single document (e.g. one chart for each division)
  • Page Properties - Edit page properties such as page orientation and minimum page size.
  • Parking Lot - The parking lot helps you to manage 'orphan' records and is also helpful for planning and modeling
  • Photos - Photos can be included in your chart
  • OrgChart Now Reader - Reader allows users to view and publish and best all it's free
  • Rules - Use rules for conditional formats, conditional counts and to detect assistants
  • Scheduled Refresh - OrgChart Now can be set to automatically refresh a chart on a periodic basis.
  • Single Sign On - OrgChart Now works with SAML 2.0 which means you can easily implement Single Sign On from solutions including okta and onelogin.
  • Tables - Add tables to your org charts. Tables can contain static values, reference a value from your org chart or even reference data stored in a reference spreadsheet.
  • User Accounts - Discussion of the different types of user accounts available in OrgChart Now
  • User Management - How to add, delete and update user accounts
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