MS Word – Resizing organizational chart balloons

Had a problem with Word where the user could not resize the balloons/bubbles comprising her organizational chart. They could not be resized using the anchors nor could they be resized by entering numeric values– the boxes were all greyed out.

Turns out disabling AutoFormat from the Organizational Chart toolbar unlocks all that stuff.


  1. Did you try disabling AutoFormat? In my case, AutoFormat is what prevented us from being able to resize it manually.

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