User Manual for MS Word Plugin

Gliffy is designed to make it easy and intuitive for you to create professional quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings and more. While it’s easy to figure out Gliffy on your own, this guide addresses the basics of using Gliffy and will also help you use some of our more advanced features.


Getting Started


Gliffy will be disabling the MS Word Plugin 2013 in the coming months. Users can obtain higher quality images from exporting directly from Gliffy Online (paid accounts only) and inserting their diagram images into their Word documents. The current Word plugin does not support high-resolution images. 

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To start using the Gliffy for Word plugin, you will first need a Gliffy Online account. If you have not already signed up for an account, you can do so here:

Once you have a Gliffy Online account, follow these steps to link your Gliffy account to Word 2013: 

  1. Open a blank document in Word 2013
  2. Select Insert->Apps for Office

 3. If you are not signed into Microsoft Live it will prompt you to do so. Sign into Microsoft Live.

 4. Select My Apps->Office Store

5. Search for "Gliffy" in the Office Store

6. Once it comes up, click on it then click "Add"

7. Go back into Word, select Insert->My Apps

8. Click on Gliffy, then select "Insert" at the bottom

9. Gliffy should now load in the right sidebar





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Signing In

Once you have inserted the Gliffy App into Word 2013, you have several ways of accessing your account. You can sign in through:

  • Microsoft Live
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Gliffy

If you are signing in through Microsoft Live, Google, or Facebook for the first time, you will be sent a confirmation to your email. Once you open the confirmation and and click the link to verify your email address, you will be able to login. 


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Insert a Gliffy Diagram into Word

Once you sign into your Gliffy account through the Word sidebar, all existing diagrams you have created will be listed. You can use the Search box to search for the name of a diagram, and you can also sort diagrams by Date or Name.

Once you locate the diagram you want, you can choose to View, Edit, or Insert it into your Word document. 


If you have more than 10 diagrams in your account, you can scroll to the bottom of the diagram list and click the Next button to move to the next set of 10. 


You can also Create a New Diagram right from the Word App sidebar. Simply click on the Create a New Diagram button and that will bring up the Gliffy Editor. 


You can choose to Create a New Diagram, Import a Gliffy or Visio file, or Open an Existing Diagram from the Gliffy Start screen. 


Once you have the diagram that you want to use, click on Insert and that will insert it into your Word document. You can adjust the size, position, and rotate your diagram any way that you like within your Word document. 

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