How to create a Tree Structure in Word or Power Point as seen in a CAD Application?

Am looking for a way to be able to create Tree Structures as shown below, but expect it to come thru the Smart Shapes option. The current available shapes don't come up in this pattern.

Block-01-|

              |-Sub_Block-01-|

              |                      |- OilPump-01

              |                      |- WaterPump-Salt

              |                      |-500 MHz Sonar-ControlRoom

              |- Sub_Block-02-|

                                      |-OilPump-02

                                      |-WaterPump-Fresh

                                      |-500 MHz Sonar-OrlopDeck

 

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Last updated November 9, 2018 Views 73,445 Applies to:
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To create tree structures in word follow the steps given below:

1.     Open a blank document in MS Word.

2.     Click on "View" and "Outline" to change your document view to a tree structure.

3.     Type your heading in the first line and press the "Enter" key. Select "Level 1" for the outline level in the "Outlining" toolbar.

4.     Type your sub-heading in the second line and press the "Enter" key and choose "Level 2" for the outline level. The minus sign on the first line will switch to a plus sign, showing this level is now a sub-heading.

5.     Type in the information for the body of your document and press "Enter." Then pick "Level 3" for the outline level to place it beneath the sub-heading you created in step four.

6.     Click on the "Formatting" toolbar to use Word's styles. To open the "Formatting" toolbar, click on "View" and "Formatting."

7.     Change the level of the sub-heading in your tree structure by clicking on the line you want to modify. Then select the "Move up" button in the "Outlining" toolbar to promote it (move it up a level) or select the "Move down" button to demote it (move it down a level). Your tree structure in now created.

 

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