How to Create a Family Tree on Microsoft

Updated April 17, 2017

Create a family tree on your computer using Microsoft PowerPoint templates, which are available in the software as well as on Microsoft's website. Review the template gallery and select the one that best presents the type of tree you want to create. Customise the family tree by typing over the default text and adding your family details in the tree text boxes.

Open PowerPoint 2010 and click the "File" tab. Click "New." Type "Family Tree" in the search box. Review the available family tree templates that appear.

Click the family tree template to see a preview of it in the right task pane. Click the "Download" icon to download the template.

Click in the text boxes and highlight the default text. Type in your family information. Save your changes by clicking the "Save" icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.

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Emmanuelle Douglas has been an avid writer since 1990. Her first professional writing assignment was for "Oscar News," a local corporate Intranet website. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematical sciences from Clemson University.