How to Set Box Fill Effect of Org Charts - OrgCharting

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Posted by Pemala Pfeiffer | 01/07/2021
Fill refers to the interior of a box. Read this page to learn how to change box fill effect of org charts with OrgCharting.

Change Box Fill Color

You can change box fill color by the following steps:

  1. Select a box.

  2. Theme button in Page Style tab

  3. Click on the Style icon Style buttonto open the right sidebar.
  4. On the Style panel, click the Fill buttonFill button to choose your desired color to fill the selected box.
  5. Note:
    The top section of the Fill colors are Theme Colors. They are predefined color sets of the current theme.

More Colors

To use colors that are excluded from the theme colors or standard colors, click More Colors. From the pop-up window, you can:

  • Click anywhere on the blank area.
  • Go to Theme section under the Style panel on the Right Side Panel.
  • Then click the Theme Font and Theme Color buttons.
  • Color pallette

No Fill

To make a box colorless, or to remove fill from a box, you can choose the “No Fill” option.

More Fill Options

Click More… to specify the following fill effects to a box:

  • Solid Fill
  • Gradient Fill
  • Hatch Fill

Solid Fill

To specify a solid fill colour, ensure that the appropriate radio button is selected and then click on the color swatch. A panel is displayed for you to select a colour.

Solid fill options

Gradient Fill

Gradient: A gradual progression of colors and shades, usually from one color to the other, or from one shade to the other shade within the same color.

Gradient fill options

Gradient Type

To specify the direction when drawing your gradient fill, select an option from the list. The Type that you selected determines the available Direction.

Gradient Direction

To choose a different progression of colors and shades, click Direction, and then click your preferred option. The available Directions depend on the Gradient Type that you have chosen.


To specify the angle of the gradient fill which is rotated within the box, enter your preferred degree value. This option is available only when you have selected Linear as the Type.

Gradient Stops

Gradient stops consist of a position, a color, and a transparency value. The transparency value applies to the gradient stop instead of the overall fill. Gradient stops can create non-linear gradients. For example, if you want to create a gradient that goes from red, green to blue, you need to add three gradient stops - one for each color. Alternatively, if you want to create a gradient that shows up only in a corner of a box, you need to use gradient stops to make the gradient non-linear.

Add: Click the green Add icon Add buttonto add a stop.

Remove: Click the Red Cross icon Cross buttonto delete a stop.

Stop Position

To set the location for the color and transparency change in the gradient fill, please move the Stop position slider or enter a number in the box below the slider.

Gradient stops


To choose the color of the gradient stop, click Color. To use a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors.

Hatch Fill

You can also fill a box with a predefined pattern or hatch.

  1. Click the More… from the Fill drop-down menu.
  2. From the pop-up dialogue, click Hatch Fill.
  3. Choose a hatch from the predefined hatch gallery.
  4. Change the Front and Background color of the hatch.
Hatch fill options

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