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How to Create Flowchart Using Flowchart Symbols

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Posted by Allison Lynch | 01/22/2021
Thanks to Edraw Flowchart Maker, creating flowchart with various symblos has never been easier.

An easy way on how to create flowchart using flowchart symbols will be introduced in following article.

Standard Flowchart Symbols and Their Usage

Standard Flowchart Symbols and Their Usage

Flowcharts generally add symbols, such as connectors, rounded box, circle, etc together, which are usually used to represent how a process works, showing, at a minimum, the sequence of steps.

  • Rounded box - is used to represent an event which occurs automatically.
  • Rectangle or box - most frequently used symbol, represents an event that is controlled within the process.
  • Diamond - shows a decision point in the process. Generally, the statement in the symbol will require a `yes' or `no' response and branch to different parts of the flowchart accordingly.
  • Circle - demonstrates a point at which the flowchart connects with another process.

Create Flowcharts Using Flowchart Symbols

Simply download and install this audit flowchart maker software first before creating a flowchart.

Step One: open a flowchart template

Go to File menu > New >Flowchart, and then double click Basic Flowchart to pen a blank drawing page for creating a flowchart.

Open Flowchart Drawing Page

Step Two: add flowchart shapes to the diagram from library

Library on the left panel of the program covers all flowchart shapes needed to design a flowchart, simply drag and drop them onto your drawing page.

Tips: you can change a shape's color and border by clicking any style under the Home tab in the Styles group.

add flowchart shapes to the diagram

Step Three: connect flowchart shapes

Shapes are connected automatically by clicking the floating action button to generate connectors between two shapes.

Tips: if two shapes are aligned, a straight connector is generated. If not, a right-angle connector will appear. -> Right click a connector to change its style. You can also use <strong>Connector</strong> tool under <strong>Home</strong> tab to connect shapes manually.

Connect diagram Shapes

Step Four: add flowchart contents

To add text content to a shape or connector, double click it, and then type. Click on any blank area of the page to finish typing. After that, you have completed a flowchart. 

complete an Audit Flowchart

Step Five: save or export completed flowchart

Click Save on File tab to save as the default .eddx format, or you can also select Export & Send under File to export the audit flow chart to images, PPT, PDF, Word format .etc.

Export Audit Flowchart

Here are some flowchart examples created by this flowchart software.

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