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How to Use Flowchart Symbols

> Flowchart How-Tos > How to Use Flowchart Symbols
Posted by Allison Lynch | 11/04/2019
Presents a group of vector flowchart symbols that are ready-to-use. See a simple guide about how to use and edit these smart, standard flowchart shapes.

Available Flowchart Symbols

A set of specialized pre-drawn standard flowchart symbols are embedded in Edraw Max and Edraw Flowchart Software. Since they are vector format, users can zoom them freely. With smart floating action buttons, they can be connected automatically. The auto connection function also supports to align shapes and distribute shapes evenly. See some screenshots below.

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Flowchart-Symbols

How to Use Flowchart Symbols

Step 1. Open Flowchart Symbols Library

  1. After you open Edraw Max, you can see there are many available templates.
  2. Move your cursor down to click Flowchart title.
  3. Double click the thumbnail of the type of flowchart you want to draw, for example, Basic Flowchart.
  4. Relevant stencil will open along with a blank canvas.
Open Flowchart Stencil

Step 2. Drag & Drop, Copy & Paste Shapes

  1. Just drag and drop flowchart symbols you need onto the drawing page. No need to search online & download.
  2. They are fully integratable with MS programs. You can directly copy and paste them into Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  3. Note: edit the shapes before you copy them to other programs.
Drag Lab Eqipment ShapesCopy Lab Equipment Shapes to MS

Step 3. Edit Flowchart Symbols

  1. To resize shapes, select the shape and drag the green square handles. Drag them outwards to enlarge shapes and drag them inwards to decrease size.
  2. To recolor shapes, go to the color bar on the bottom of the screen or Fill tool on Home menu.
  3. More flexible adjustmentss can be done via the floating action button or yellow control handle. See the following table.
Operation
Screenshot
Click the right button
Edit Flowchart Symbols
Click the bottom button
Edit Flowchart Symbols

Connect shapes via "Connector" by hand.
Connector Tool
Edit Flowchart Symbols
Right click on the connector and convert to right-angled connector.Edit Flowchart Symbols

Edit Flowchart Symbols

Covert to curved connector.
Edit Flowchart Symbols

Double click shapes and/or connectors to type in text.
Edit Flowchart Symbols

Select all connectors and change line width.
Change Line Width
Drag out Off-page Reference and insert hyperlink.
Platform Scale
Edit off-page Reference shape through the floating button.
Edit Flowchart Symbols

Edit Flowchart Symbols
Set Row Number as 5Edit Flowchart Symbols
Edit Flowchart Symbols

Uncheck Hollow Band
Change Flowchart Symbols
Drag the yellow control points to change title width and swimlane height.
Edit Flowchart Symbols

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