How to create a process flowchart

To create a great process flowchart, we suggest that you can start from the following four steps firstly.

Preparatory Work


How to quickly understand the principle of operations? Are there research skills need to know about?

Collate and Present

Whether there is the ability to quickly translate research result into the process flowchart? Whether there was the flowcharting knowledge before? How to evaluate a business process diagrams, good or bad?

Review and Confirmation

Whether the process flowchart reflects the reality of the business?


The process is constantly changing, whether the process flowchart can be revised rapidly?

Start to Create a Process Flowchart

After you understand the above problem, you can use professional software to begin creating your process flowchart.

The following is an example of a very simple flow chart for the process of getting out of bed in the morning:

flow chart

Edraw is the easiest way to draw a new process flowchart by starting with templates.

Simply choose "New" from the "File" menu, then select from the vast array of flowchart examples available at your fingertips under the Samples Pane.

Templates and examples listed under this category have all the special settings for grid snaps, line- and shape-linking, wizards, and other crucial attributes that make it easy to draw a flowchart.

You can start with an example that closely resembles your project or you can start with a blank page by choosing "New Document".

To choose a template, double-click on it.

Improve the Process Flowchart

You can make a flowchart more useful by adding information beside the boxes. Real world processes get huge, so fitting all of the processes on a single page can be a challenge. Edraw page is auto extended. You need not to change the page size to fit the diagram. After you completed the flowcharting, you can use the Fit to Drawing button to change the page size automatically. The center drawing button will help to layout your processes in the center of page.

When you have a complex process or one that shares some sub-processes with other processes, you need to insert hyperlink to avoid breaking out some pieces and connect them together.

You can use quick style to change the color, font, line of process symbols. It will help you change the design style quickly later.

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