Microsoft PowerPoint provides built-in tools for creating and arranging various types of flowcharts. How They Work:
Creating a Flowchart in PowerPoint
Because you will be working with shapes, it may be useful for PowerPoint to display a grid that lets you resize objects and align objects. [1
Your slides are now displaying gridlines.
Next, in the Illustrations section of the Insert tab, select the Shapes option.
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- Rectangle: This form is used for process steps.
- Diamond: The diamond is used to indicate decision points.
- Oval: The oval is used as a completion shape and displays start and end points of a process.
You can also hover over the shape to display information, specifying the purpose of the shape.
Let us continue and insert our first form. In the shape menu, select the shape you want to insert in the flowchart. Since this is our first shape to be inserted into the flowchart, we use the oval shape to indicate the starting point.
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This will bring up a new "Format" tab. on which you format your form can structure, color and more.
To insert text into the form, click on the shape and start typing.
Insert another shape and join the two shapes. We insert a rectangle to indicate another part of the process. Repeat the above steps to insert the shape.
To connect the two forms, return to the form menu and select the desired connector to use. This example uses a simple line arrow.
When you have selected the arrow, click on the middle handle of the first shape, and then hold down the mouse button. Drag to the middle handle of the next shape.
As with the other shapes, you can also format the colors with different lines and so on.
As a tip, if you want to use the same row format After formatting the flowchart, right-click the line and choose Set as Default Line. You can also do this for any shapes you insert.
The beauty of using the connecting arrows is that they are tied to the handles of the forms. If you move the shapes on your slide, the arrows will be adjusted accordingly.