How to Make a Flow Chart in Powerpoint

By Contributing Writer

Microsoft PowerPoint is a simple-to-use presentation program that makes it easy to create many different kinds of charts, graphs and other graphics for easy viewing. PowerPoint 2007 has a set of tools that make creating a flowchart for a presentation a matter of point and click.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Step 1

Sketch out the flow chart on a piece of paper.

Step 2

Open a new PowerPoint file.

Step 3

Select "Insert>Shapes" and then select the shape to insert from the options presented under the "Flowchart" option. Flowcharts start with a rectangular "Process" box. To view the names of the shapes, hover the mouse over each one.

Step 4

Select the flowchart box and enter the text.

Step 5

Select "Insert>Shapes" and then select the next box, The second box is usually a diamond shaped "Decision" box. Enter the text in the box.

Step 6

Select "Insert>Shapes" and choose a straight line. Place the line between the two boxes.

Step 7

Repeat the process until the chart is completed.

Step 8

Save the file.