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Visio - Creating Flowcharts

The flowchart templates include shapes you can use to show many kinds of processes.


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Open the basic flowchart template

  1. Select File > New.

  2. Select Basic Flowchart.

  3. Select Create.

Add and connect shapes

  1. Select the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil, if necessary.

  2. Select a flowchart shape and drag it onto the drawing page.

  3. Point to the shape, and point to the arrow that indicates the direction of the next shape you want to add.

  4. Select the shape you want to add.

Connect shapes

  1. Select Home > Connector.

  2. Point to the center of a shape until you see an outline around it.

  3. Draw a line to the center of the shape you want to connect to.

  4. Select Home > Pointer Tool to return to normal editing.

  5. To change the look of the connector, select it, select Line, and select a color, line weight, dash style, and arrow style.

Add text to a shape or connector

  1. Select the shape or connector.

  2. Type in the text.

  3. Select a blank area of the drawing page.

  4. To move the text, select the shape or connector, select Home > Text Block, drag the text to a different position, and select Home > Pointer Tool.

Fix alignment and spacing automatically

  1. Press Ctrl+A to select everything on the drawing page.

  2. Select Home > Position > AutoAlign & Space.

    If you don’t like the results, press Ctrl+Z and try some of the other Align & Space options.

Want more?

Create a basic flowchart

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at help@nmsu.edu.




Keywords:visio office 365 flowchart basic templates shapes   Doc ID:79349
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:22 MDTUpdated:2018-04-20 09:52 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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