Microsoft PowerPoint offers built-in tools for creating and arranging different types of flow charts. Here's how they work.
Make a flow chart in PowerPoint
Because you will work with shapes it may be good that you get PowerPoint to display a grid that you can use to large and set up objects. [1
Gridlines are now displayed on your photos.
Then select "Shapes" in the "Illustrations" section of the "Insert" tab.
 This will bring down a menu with many different forms to choose from. We will mainly focus on the shapes in the flow chart near the bottom and the contacts in the group "Lines" near the top.
Before continuing, it is important to understand the intended purpose of the form. You may want to consider reading this comprehensive list describing the significance of the flowchart forms, but here is a quick overview of the basics:
- Rectangle: This form is used for process steps.
- Diamond: The diamond is used to show decision points.
- Oval: The oval is used as a terminator form, which indicates start and end points in a process.
In addition, you can hover over the shape to see an information box indicating the purpose of the shape.
Let's continue and put in our first form. Back in the form menu, select the shape you want to insert in the flow chart. Since this is our first form of insertion into the flow chart, we use the oval shape to indicate the starting point.
Once you've chosen the shape, notice that the mouse becomes a crosshair. To draw your shape just click and drag.
Next, you will notice that a new "Format" tab is displayed where you can format your shape, sketch, color and more.
To insert text into the form, click on the shape and start typing.
Let's insert another form and then connect the two forms. We enter a rectangle to specify another part of the process. Repeat the above steps to insert the form.
To connect the two forms, go back to the form menu and select the contact you want to use. We use a simple line arrow for this example.
Once you have selected the arrow, click on the middle handle in the first shape and hold the mouse button, drag to the middle handle in the next shape.
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As a tip if you plan to use the same line format for the entire flowchart, right-click on the row after you have formatted it and select "Set as default line." do it for all forms you add.
The beauty of using the coupling arrow is that they are attached to the handles of the shapes. When you move the shapes around your monitor, the arrows adjust accordingly.