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Is there a way to draw diagrams in confluence (server) without payed add-ons?

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I'm not completely sure what an organogram is. If what you want is something like an org chart, you can generate that using the free PlantUML plugin. Here is an example chart I created. Any of the nodes can be a clickable link.


 Here is the PlantUML dot code for that particular diagram:

digraph foo { 
  node [shape=box,style="rounded,filled"] 
  node [fillcolor=lightgrey,color=black,URL=""]; Burgers;
  node [fillcolor=aquamarine4,color=black]; Refrigerator;
  node [fillcolor=deepskyblue1,color=black]; Shake;
  node [fillcolor=darkorange2,color=black];  "French Fries";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=lightsteelblue2,color=black];  "Grill";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=orangered4,color=black];  "Boss";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=lightskyblue,color=black];  "Manager";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=mediumpurple4,color=black];  "Customer";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=olivedrab4,color=black];  "Order Ticket";
  node [style=filled,fillcolor=limegreen,color=black];  "Deluxe Burgers";
  Shake -> "French Fries" 
  Shake -> "Refrigerator" 
  "French Fries" -> "Grill" 
  "French Fries" -> Shake 
  "French Fries" -> Customer
  Customer -> "Deluxe Burgers"
  Customer -> Burgers
  Customer -> "Order Ticket"
  Burgers -> Deluxe Burgers 
  "Manager" -> "Customer"
  "Grill" -> "French Fries"
  "Grill" -> Refrigerator
  Boss -> "Grill"
  Boss -> "Manager"
  Boss -> Burgers
  Boss -> "Customer"
  Boss -> "Order Ticket"  
  "Order Ticket" -> "Boss"  

If you want drag and drop diagramming like Visio, No. I don't believe any of those are currently available for free.

If you want to create flowcharts, org charts, and similar type drawings using a text drawing language, take a look at PlantUML.

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Jul 28, 2016

There is no native graphical editor. If you don't want to buy a plug in, you need to draw whatever you want externally, save as PNG, JPEG, GIF, etc. then insert in a page.

For our docs, we use Illustrator and save as PNG.

Well our process management wants to make a clickable organogram where clicking on a department takes you to another confluence space with some more info on that department and it's subprocesses. So it's a little more complicated then just inserting an image unfortunately.


Bill Bailey Community Leader Jul 29, 2016

OK, first, I don't think answers allows profanity, so maybe lay off the use of organogram. wink

You can create images with maps (can be a PDF),or you can create a grid of images, and then in the Confluence image properties, set a link for that image when clicked. So you would need one image per space.

Or check out this plugin:


Like Rentalhost 1000 likes this

@Bart Meerveld , i believe i kind of found a way with flowchart macro which came when i installed the graphiz plugin

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