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Create Impressive Highlight Flowcharts Instantly

> Flowchart How-Tos > Create Impressive Highlight Flowcharts Instantly
Posted by Allison Lynch | 10/31/2019
To gain more characterized and impressive flowcharts, you can use highlight flowchart shapes. The guide to make highlight flowchart is illustrated step by step in this article.

As for some visual learners, they are more attractive to colorful materials. Highlight flowcharts are perfect for catching visual learners' attention, thus gain better communication and instruction. Check it out from the following example. Click the hyperlinked picture to download it.

Highlight Flowchart Example

1. Open Stencil of Highlight Flowchart Shapes

  1. Start Edraw.
  2. Select Flowchart in the Available Templates list. All the templates in the Flowchart category appear in the central window.
  3. Double click the template titled Highlight Flowchart.

When the Highlight Flowchart template opens, most of the space is taken up with a blank drawing page. In addition to the drawing page, a Shapes window appears with three sets of shapes:
*Highlight Flowchart Shapes

Stencil of Highlight Flowchart

Click each of these titles to open a stencil full of shapes. For much more information about these shapes, read the article Highlight Flowchart Symbols. If you do not need a stencil, close it by clicking the Close Button on the right. For now, we need to work with the stencil of Highlight Flowchart Shapes.

2. Drag-and-drop Highlight Flowchart Shapes

  1. Click the shape you need.
  2. Hold down the left mouse button, and drag the shape onto your drawing page.

When you release the mouse button, the shape is bounded by a dashed green line that has green squares Selection Handle, called selection handles, and sometimes yellow diamondsControl Handle, called control handles . To learn how to use control handles, selection handles, and other important shape features, see the article Operating Shapes.

When you rest the pointer over the shape, four floating action buttons appear. They can be used to generate shapes which are connected automatically.

Action Buttons of Highlight FlowchartArrow Flowchart Shape

Repeat the step 2 to add more shapes to the canvas. Alternatively, click the floating action buttons.

3. Connect Shapes

You can also choose to connect shapes together by using the Connector feature:

  1. Click Connector on Home tab.
  2. Choose one connector type.
  3. Rest the cursor over the shape that you want to connect from.
  4. Drag the mouse when the connection point turns red.
  5. Position the cursor over the connection point of the shape that you want to connect to.

The connection point turns red when connected. A connector is added and glued to both shapes. The shapes stay connected even if you drag each shape to a new location on the page. Continue to add and connect shapes by repeating steps 2 and 3.

Connect Shapes

Available Highlight Flowchart Symbols

Edraw provides some smart highlight flowchart symbols. They are easily editable, highly scalable and extremely flexible. You can resize, recolor and rotate them freely. Check it out in the following pictures.

highlight flowchart symbols

4. Add Borders and Background

  1. Click Borders title on the shapes window.
  2. Drag a suitable border shape to the flowchart.
  3. Enter the title after double click the title shape.
  4. Click Background title on the shapes window.
  5. Choose your preferable background and drag it onto the drawing page.

Here is another template well-designed to ease your drawing process, which can save you much time. Click here for More Flowchart Examples.

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