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Add flowcharts and charts to Google Docs or Sheets



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Flowcharts and charts can help to understand confusing data. If you need one for your Google Docs or Slides file, you can create one without leaving your document. We show you how.

Inserting a flowchart into Google Docs

Start your browser, open a Docs sheet, and click Insert> Draw> + New.

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In the Google Art window, click the icon that looks like a circle on a square. Hover over "shapes" and then click on the shape you want. Note that all shapes at the bottom of the shape selection are flowcharts.

  Click the icon with a circle over the square and pause your mouse over

. Google Drawing is a very simple flowchart generator. It depends heavily on your drawing and organizational skills. After selecting a shape, drag the pointer to make it on the canvas.

  Click and drag to create a shape.

If you need to resize a shape, drag one of the squares that surround it to change it.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste any shape you want to reuse. Press Ctrl + C (Windows / Chrome OS) or Cmd + C (macOS) to copy a shape. To insert a shape, press Ctrl + V (Windows / Chrome OS) or Cmd + V (macOS).

To paste lines between shapes and processes, click the down arrow next to the line tool. [19659013]   Click the line tool.

To change the color of a shape, select it and then click the fill color icon.

 Click the fill color icon. [19659013] Repeat this process until you have inserted all the shapes you need to create a complete flowchart. Click "Save and Close" to paste the drawing into your document.

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If you need to edit a flowchart after inserting it into a document, select it and then click "Edit" to reopen it in Google Drawing.

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Insert a Chart in Google Slides

Start a Google Slides document and click Insert> Chart.

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In the panel to the right, select a grid, hierarchy, timeline, process , a relationship or a cycle diagram.

 The Diagram Styles menu.

After selecting the desired chart type, multiple templates are displayed. At the top, you can adjust the color and number of levels, steps, or dates for each chart. Click on a template to paste it into your slide.

 Customize a chart template in Google Slides.

Here you can click on a field and customize or edit it to include your data. [19659013]   A diagram with a box selected for editing in Google Slides.

Creating Flowcharts and Charts with LucidChart

If Google Drawing does not do it for you, take a picture of the Google Docs add-on LucidChart Charts. It's easy to use and has a host of features that should satisfy everyone who needs a detailed, professional-looking chart.

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To use LucidChart, you must sign up for a free account that has 60 objects per chart and three active charts is limited. To get unlimited shapes and diagrams, the basic plans start at $ 4.95 a month.

You can use LucidChart for documents or slides, but you must install it in both versions.

To add LucidChart to your document, open a new document In Google Docs or in an existing file, click "Add-ons" and then "Get Add-ons".

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Next, enter "LucidChart" in the search bar and press Enter. Click on the LucidChart icon.

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On the add-on page, click Install.

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The add-on requires approval to access your document; Click "Next" to grant it.

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Review the list of permissions that LucidChart requires, and then click Allow.

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After If it is installed, click Add-ons> LucidChart Charts> Insert Chart.

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. In the window on the right, click the orange plus sign (+).

 Click the orange plus sign (+).

Select a template from the list.

 Click on a template.

You will be redirected to LucidChart's website Using the editor, you can completely customize the selected diagram or diagram.

The editor is quite intuitive, full of features and easy to navigate. Although you are limited to 60 forms per chart in a free account, this is more than enough.

 A diagram template in the LucidChart editor.

When you're done with your chart, click Back to Documents in the top left corner of the page.

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Click "My Diagrams" in the LucidChart add-on in Documents or Sheets.

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Hover over a chart and click the plus sign (+) to insert it into your document.

 Click the plus sign (+) to insert a chart into your document.

If you do not see your chart, click the circular arrow icon and then click "Document List" to update it.

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Google Drawing and LucidChart diagrams are both viable options for inserting charts and flowcharts into your documents.

But if you do not want to draw every process, shape, or line, then LucidChart is the best choice.


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