Use an oval to mark the beginning and end of the program.
Use a parallelogram to show input or output. Input could be the user entering information.
Use a rectangle to process an action.
Use a diamond to make decisions.
Use lines to connect the shapes.
What Microsoft program is best for flowcharts?
Of the standard Microsoft Office applications - Excel Word, PowerPoint - Excel is the most powerful and user friendly for creating flowcharts (disclosure: we make a flowchart automation add-in for Excel), but in some cases creating flowcharts in Word is handy.
How do I make a flowchart in Word? From the Insert tab within the Ribbon, select a flowchart shape from the dropdown gallery. You can then click and drag it to the size you want on the page to place it. Continue to add shapes and lines to complete your flowchart.
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How do you create a flow chart?
Determine the purpose or function of the flowchart.
Add steps and connect them with arrows.
Add decisions or split paths.
Show any loops back to previous steps.
Insert your flowchart into Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint® or any other app.
Is it easier to create a flowchart in Word or Excel?
This is an minor difference of convenience, but Excel makes formatting flowchart shapes easier than Word. When clicking it, the dialog box in Excel centralizes the flowchart shape formatting options in one place, whereas Word has half as many the formatting options in its dialog box. via
In Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, you have two options for creating flowcharts. You can either use SmartArt or Shapes from the Insert tab. The Process option typically is a good choice for flowcharts, but the choice is yours. via
Does Microsoft have a flow chart app?
Flowchart Maker and Diagramming Software | Microsoft Visio. via
Is PowerPoint or Word better for flowcharts?
Word is great for simple flowcharts with few shapes as long as they all fit within the page constraints of Word. PowerPoint has similar slide constraints like Word's page constraints, but for larger flowcharts, you can use PowerPoint's hyperlinking options that let you spread the same flowchart over multiple slides. via