Has anybody found an easy way of drawing tree structures in Microsoft Word? I have to do all my parsing using tables and would much prefer to draw tree structures.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not about linguistics but about software, [softwarerecommendations.se] might be a place to go to. Dec 13, 2017 at 15:00
  • What counts as "easy"? It's easy for me to draw trees, because I've practiced. Just point and click: and think about what you're drawing. Or do you mean "automatically converted labeled bracketing into trees"?
    – user6726
    Dec 13, 2017 at 17:40
  • I do my trees in Word because there is no program I'm aware of that can give two labels (function and category) to each node. It is fiddly, especially drawing the lines, and once you've drawn it you have to send it to Paint and then save it back to your directory as a JPEG.
    – BillJ
    Dec 13, 2017 at 18:06
  • There must be more specialized web apps... Dec 14, 2017 at 14:07
  • - Yes jknappen I wondered if it would be off-topic however people answering in the software section will not have looked for a way to draw syntax trees.
    – Ned
    Dec 14, 2017 at 18:59


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