How to create a flowchart in Word

Uploaded time: February 22, 2022 Difficulty: Beginner

How to create a flowchart in Word

How to create a flowchart in Word

How to create a flowchart in Word

We often need to paint various Flowcharts in the office routine. In WPS Writer, we can make flowcharts easily with the Insert Shapes function.

There are many kinds of flowcharts. Today, we will give an example to  illustrate better.

 

Step one, insert a drawing canvas.

Click Insert, then click Shapes and select New Drawing Canvas to add one.

A great benefit is that we can drag the canvas directly to move the flowchart.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_2.gif


You can drag the position of the canvas only if the canvas is set to a text wrapping mode other than In Line with Text.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_3.gif


Step two, insert shapes.

Every symbol in a flowchart has its meaning. You'd better pick them up carefully. I will list a few important and commonly-used symbols to illustrate.

Click Insert, then click Shapes. Go to Flowchart to pick and drag the shapes you want on the canvas.

Here, I will introduce two shortcuts with you. Repeated click for Insert is unnecessary anymore.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_4.gif


Select the shape, then press Ctrl and drag it to copy shapes continuously.

Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys and drag the shape at the same time, and you can copy it horizontally or vertically. How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_5.gif


Step three: Insert Lines

Next, we need to insert lines and connect them with shapes in series to form a complete process.

Click Shapes, then click Lines and move the mouse to the top of the shape to activate small black dots. By doing so, you can link the line and the shape together. When we drag the process box, the lines will follow the trace accordingly.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_6.gif


You can also customize the style of lines. Select the line and click Formatting on the right. Here, we can change the thickness and color of the line.

After setting, we can also set it as default, and right-click to select Set as Default Shape so the lines inserted later will apply this style.

Similarly, the inserted shape can be set in the same way as required.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_7.gif 

Step four, insert text.

Finally, we can add a text description to the shape. Right-click the shape and select Add Text to enter the text. How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_8.gif


We can adjust the alignment to make these shapes more attractive.

We may find it difficult to select multiple shapes at once. What should we do?

You can click the Home tab, then click Select and Select Object to pick shapes.

Finally, set the alignment method to Align Center.How_to_create_a_flowchart_in_Word_9.gif


This is all about creating a flowchart in WPS Writer. Did you get it?

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