Create Flowchart for Excel

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You've just found an easy way to create flowchart for Excel, and here is the tutorial. Our program help you make a flowchart instantly and export to Excel file with one click. It runs on all major platforms: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Drawing a flowchart and displaying it in Excel is super easy using EdrawMax. It has a special flowchart toolkit including professional tools, symbols and templates tailored for flowcharts. What you need to do is to add symbols from the pre-defined library, and automatically add more shapes by clicking on floating buttons. When it's done, one more click on the Export button, you can convert the file to Excel XLSX format, with everything showing perfectly. Edraw is working well not only on Mac OS, but also on PC and Linux.

Create Flowchart for Excel

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Why Use Flowchart

Flowchart is a visual documentation showing how steps in a progress fit together. Each step in the process is represented by a certain symbol and the symbols are linked together with arrows showing the process flow direction. Flowchart is helpful in understanding, defining and analyzing a process.

How to Create Flowchart

With an extensive collection of accurate, ready-to-use flowchart symbols and templates, you are able to make presentation-quality flowcharts effortlessly, with no prior experience needed.

Basic Steps:

  1. From the start page, find Flowchart template, and double click to start.
  2. The flowchart symbols library will open automatically on the left, which contains the most commonly used shapes for flowchart.
  3. Drag useful shapes and drop them onto the canvas.
  4. Add more steps by clicking on the floating buttons of the shape.
  5. Choose more shape styles from the floating button on the top right corner of the shape.
  6. Choose Flowchart Shape
  7. Double click a shape to add text. To add text outside a shape, click Text button on the Home menu.
  8. Rotate, recolor or resize shapes according to your purposes.
  9. Apply a theme to change the whole diagram's color, font and effect.
  10. Export the flowchart through the Export and Send button on the File menu.

Export Flowchart to Excel

Exporting to Excel is just one button click away. The exported flowchart in Excel could still be edited.

With one more step, the flowchart is converted to Excel seamlessly. As the picture shows below, it still remains of high quality.

Simply go to the File tab, click the Export button and choose Excel to save your file as XLSX format.

Export Flowchart to Excel

It supports Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Edit Flowchart Symbols in Excel

The vector feature of the exported flowchart remains in the MS Excel. You can still edit text, recolor shape, and apply a quick style in MS Excel.

Edit Flowchart Symbols for Excel

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