How to Draw Flowchart in PowerPoint – Comprehensive Guide

June 11, 2019

Microsoft PowerPoint software has a lot of internal tools for creating and arranging different types of flowcharts. So, here’s how to draw a flowchart in PowerPoint.

Draw a flowchart in PowerPoint

Since we intend to work with shapes in this guide, it might be better to adjust your PowerPoint to display a grid so you can measure and display various objects; for grid display, you need to set the box next to Gridlines in Click the Show section on the Format tab.

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This way grid lines appear on slides.

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Then select Shapes in the Illustrations section of the Insert tab.

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In this way, a menu appears in different shapes that can be selected from its various options.

We basically concentrate on the shapes in the near-end Flowchart section and also use connectors in the Lines group near the upper part.

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Meaning different shapes

Before continuing reading this guide, you need to know the purpose of this form. If you are interested, we suggest that the article (+) list a comprehensive list of details of the meaning of the flowchart forms.

But here’s a quick overview of some things:

Rectangle: This shape is used to display the process steps.
Roasting: Used to display decision points.
Oval: This is used as the end of the process, and the viewer is the start or end of a process.

You can also drag the mouse over the shapes to see the cadre explaining the shape.

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Continue with our first slide. If we return to the shape menu, we select the shape that we want to put in the slide.

Since this is the first form in the flowchart, we use an oval to display the beginning of the process.

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When you select the shape, you will find that the mouse cursor is a plus sign.
Just click on the shape to draw and drag the mouse.

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After that, we see that the Format tab appears in Ribbon, where you can format the shape, the outer edge, the color, and more.

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Insert text on shapes

Click on it to enter the text in the form and start typing.

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In the following, we’ll put a different shape on the slide to link these two shapes together. At this point, we insert a rectangle indicating part of the process.

Continue the steps above to insert the shape.

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Return to the shape menu to connect two shapes and choose the connector that we like.

We use a simple flash in the example of this article.

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When you select the arrow, click on the central knuckle of the first shape and then, while holding the mouse button, attach it to the center-shaped handle of the next shape.

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Like other shapes, you can format the flash by changing the width, color, and more.

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tip:
If you want to use the same formatting in the entire flowchart, you can right-click on it after formatting the line and select Set as Default Line.
The same can be done for shapes that are inserted.

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The beauty of using connecting arrows is that they are attached to the shaped handles, and when the shapes are moved over the slide, the arrows move on that basis.