How to Create a Taxonomy Chart in Word 2007 on a Mac

by Ben Lingenfelter
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Microsoft Word for Mac, like the Word program in Windows, offers many pre-made charting functions that allow you to make a great variety of graphical representations, including taxonomy charts of all kinds. The easiest way to do it is to use the charts available in the Smart Art section of the Insert tab on the ribbon.

Step 1

Open the Word document into which you would like to insert the taxonomy chart. Position the cursor where you would like to put the chart.

Step 2

Click the "Insert" menu item on the menu bar. A drop-down menu appears, showing all the different objects that you can insert into your document.

Step 3

Click "Smart Art Graphic" and the gallery of smart art objects appears.

Click the Smart Art graphic that works best -- for example, one looks just like Bloom's Taxonomy. Many more are offered that represent different kinds of hierarchies.

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About the Author

Ben Lingenfelter is a teacher and writer. A graduate of Calvin College, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and has completed graduate work in leadership. Lingenfelter has taught English, computer applications, Web design and graphic design since 1996.

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