Microsoft Integrations

Lucidchart integrates with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams to make inserting diagrams directly into your Microsoft platforms quick and easy. This integration is available to all account types. See below for specific instructions.

The Lucidchart add-in is available for the following versions of Word and Excel:
  • Word 2013
  • Word 2016
  • Word Online
  • Excel 2013
  • Excel 2016
To install the Lucidchart add-in for Word or Excel, follow these steps:
  1. In Word on Excel, navigate to Insert > Office Add-ins.
  2. Search for Lucidchart in the Add-ins store.
  3. Click Add.
If you are using a pre-2013 version of Microsoft Office, or if your diagram is not displaying for some reason and you need to get your diagram into Word or Excel immediately, you can use this workaround:
  1. Export your diagram from Lucidchart as an image.
  2. Insert the image into Word or Excel.

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 Lucidchart Add-in for PowerPoint 2016, follow these steps:
  1. In PowerPoint, select Insert > My Add-ins.
  2. Search the Add-in store for Lucidchart and click Add.
  3. Log in to Lucidchart through the log in screen that appears on your PowerPoint slide. You will be taken to your Documents page where you can create new documents and folders.
To insert a Lucidchart diagram into a PowerPoint slide deck, follow these steps:
  1. From your Lucidchart Documents page, click + Document to create a new document or open an existing document by selecting More > Open.
  2. Create or edit your document in the Lucidchart editor.
  3. Click Save and Close to return to PowerPoint.
  4. When you're ready to insert a document, return to your Documents page, hover over the diagram you'd like to add and click Select. The document will appear in your PowerPoint slide deck.
To modify the display of your inserted diagram, please note the following:
  • After inserting a Lucidchart diagram to your slide deck, you can use the controls on the botton of the embedded diagram to zoom in and out and click through presentation frames (if your diagram contains them).
  • When you enter PowerPoint Presentation Mode, you will be able to interact with the embedded diagram in the same way you are able to interact with a Lucidchart presentation.
  • To refresh your inserted diagram, use the arrow on the top right.
If you are encountering performance issues with the Lucidchart Add-in for PowerPoint, please note the following troubleshooting tips:
  • 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.
  • If you are experiencing performance issues with the Add-in, please try connecting to an alternate network.
  • Please try un-installing and re-installing the Add-in. (Note: if the Add-in has been deployed by your admin you will not be able to un-install it).
  • If you un-install the Lucidchart Add-in for Powerpoint, any existing diagrams that are inserted on your slide decks will no longer display.
  • If you share a PowerPoint file containing an embedded diagram with another user, they will only be able to see the diagram if:
    • They have a Lucidchart account
    • The Lucidchart Add-in is installed to their PowerPoint instance
    • The inserted diagram is shared with them
  • If your Lucidchart diagram is for some reason not displaying on your slide and you need to get it to display immediately, you can user this workaround:
    1. Export your diagram from Lucidchart as an image.
    2. Insert the image into your slide deck

Learn how to use the Lucidchart app for Microsoft Teams here!