Free and Editable Flowchart Templates For Excel
Flowcharts are widely used in visualizing the workflow or process. Here, we will show you how to create a flowchart in MS Excel and offer some editable flowchart templates in Excel format for free download. Besides the below listed examples, you can find more flowchart templates including process flowchart, decision flowchart, workflow, BPMN and so on in our Template Gallery.
A part of the MS Office Suite, Excel is one of the most popular utility tools that let us work on different spreadsheets. Though, you can also use its inbuilt features to come up with all kinds of flowcharts. While the process is not as easy as other designing tools, it will meet your basic needs in the following way.
Step 1: Make changes in the grid
To start with, launch MS Excel on your system or go to Office Live to open a new spreadsheet. Now, select the columns of the sheet and right-click to go to the “Column Width” option. Here, you can change the width to 2.14 so that your rows and columns would be symmetrical.
Furthermore, you can also go to its Page Layout > Align > Snap to Grid option and enable it. This will let you place the vectors on the sheet pretty easily.
Step 2: Insert Flowchart vectors
Once you have set up the canvas, just go to the “Insert” tab in MS Excel and visit the “Shapes” section. Here, you can find various vectors listed in the “Flowchart” category that you can add. You can also go to the “Smart Art” section in MS Excel to readily import an existing diagram.
From the Shapes section, you can select various vectors to add to your flowchart. Later, you can move them around to position them correctly. If you want to customize the diagram, then you can go to the Drawing Tools > Format to change the overall appearance of the vectors.
Step 3: Add Links and Texts
After working on the basic structure of your flowchart, go to the Shapes section under the “Insert” tab, and choose to add links. You can simply connect various entities of your flowchart.
That’s it! Now you can select your flowchart, copy it, and paste it on Paint to save it as a JPG file.
By following this approach, you can easily come up with basic flowcharts in MS Excel. Needless to say, the process is a bit time-consuming since this is not the primary application of Excel, but you can still meet your basic requirements by following this approach.
Here are some ready-made flowchart templates exported to Excel. You can click the images to download the templates.
1. Cross Functional Flowchart Template in Excel
This is a Sales Management swimlane flowchart that can be used to represent the cross-departmental collaboration. Click the image to download the template.
2. Simple Process Flowchart Templates in Excel
This is a basic flowchart that can be used to illustrate how to achieve a task. Click the image to download the template.
3. Data Flow Diagram For ATM System
This is a Data flow diagram showing how the ATM system works. It's a visual picture showing where data comes from and where it goes. Click the image to download the template.
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Here is a video to show how easy and quick to create a flowchart in EdrawMax.
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