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I've been searching for a few days and haven't found quite what I need yet.

I've got a tool I'm working on that displays a person in a sort of visual hierarchy of the company (from the CEO down the reporting chain to the person, and then any direct reports they have).

I've got a nice JSON string that I'm using for the current plugin, but a request we are getting often is a printable version of the interactive org chart.

I can pull the JSON data when requested, and can reformat it however I might need, but does anyone know of a tool that'll make a nice organization chart in a ready to print (or PDF maybe?) format that accepts JSON data?

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If you have any PHP experience, you could use pChart's extended capabilities to run your data through that and create a Spring Chart that resembles and org chart.

You could also check out Google's Charting API for Org Charts.

Neither of these get you directly to PDF's, but if you're running Chrome or CutePDF it's easy to print as a PDF.

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I'm currently using's spacetree, which has a canvas element. I'll look into pChart, but I think I'm going to end up using google's orgchart API to make a printable one and keep the spacetree for out interactive one. – Rob Aug 29 '12 at 17:23
Sounds good, glad I could help. Feel free to give that Answer button a whirl if I answered the question. – bobmagoo Aug 29 '12 at 17:27
Google's charts print out fine, so that's that for me I guess. It's a bit more work to use them, but ended up being worth the effort. – Rob Aug 29 '12 at 18:00

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