Microsoft Integrations

Lucidchart integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to make inserting diagrams directly into your Microsoft projects quick and easy. See below for specific instructions.

If you’re using Microsoft Word 2013, Word 2016, or Word Online, you can seamlessly insert your diagrams into Word using an Office Add-in.

To install Lucidchart in Microsoft Word:

  1. In Word, select, Insert > Office Add-ins.
  2. Search for Lucidchart in the Add-ins Store.
  3. Click the “Add” button

If you’re using a pre-2013 version of Microsoft Office, you can insert your diagram by first exporting it as an image and then inserting the image into Word.

If you're using Microsoft Excel 2013 or Excel 2016, you can seamlessly insert your documents into Excel through Apps for Office. Watch this brief tutorial video to learn more.

To install Lucidchart in Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016:

  1. In Word, select, Insert > Office Add-ins.
  2. Search for Lucidchart in the Add-ins Store.
  3. Click the “Add” button

Lucidchart's Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 provides a quick and easy way to access, edit, and insert your diagrams into a PowerPoint slide deck.

With this Add-in, you can present your Lucidchart diagrams from a PowerPoint slide deck without losing any interactive functionality.

To Install the PowerPoint Add-In:

  1. From PowerPoint, select Insert > My Add-ins.
  2. Search the Store for Lucidchart and click “Add.”
  3. A login screen will appear on your PowerPoint slide. Log in to Lucidchart.
  4. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll arrive at your Documents page where you can create new documents and folders.

Insert a Lucidchart document:

  1. Once you’ve opened your Documents page, click “+ Document” to create a new document or open an existing document by selecting More > Open.  
  2. A new window will open where you can create or edit your document.
  3. Press “Save and Close” to return to PowerPoint.
  4. When you’re ready to insert a document, return to your Documents page, find the desired diagram and click “Select.”
  5. The document will appear in your PowerPoint slide. You can use the controls on the bottom of th inserted document to zoom in and out or even to step through Lucidchart presentation frames if you have those set up.
  6. When you enter PowerPoint Presentation Mode, you will be able to view your Lucidchart document, zoom in and out, click through the presentation frames, and use any interactivity on the Lucidchart document.

Notes:

  • The diagram you insert is directly connected to your Lucidchart account. You must be connected to the Internet to be able to edit the diagram or insert a diagram.
  • To reload an inserted document, use the arrow on the top right.
  • If you're having trouble getting the Add-in to load, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Add-in.

 

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