Data flow diagrams are also known as bubble charts.
Click the Flowchart category. For each step in the process that you are documenting, drag a flowchart shape onto your drawing. Connect the flowchart shapes by holding the mouse pointer over the first shape, and then clicking the small arrow that appears that points to the shape you want to connect to.
If the second shape is not directly across from the first shape, click and hold the small arrow, drag it to the second shape, and drop the connector in the middle of the second shape. To add text to a shape or connector, select it, and then type.
When you are finished typing, click on a blank area of the page. To change the direction of a connector's arrow, select the connector, and then, on the Shape tab, in the Shape Styles group, click Line, point to Arrows, and select the arrow direction and style that you want.
What the flowchart shapes represent When you open the Basic Flowchart template, the Basic Flowchart Shapes stencil opens too. Each shape on the stencil represents a different kind of step in a process.
However, there is no standard, universal meaning for the shapes — any shape can carry whatever meaning is agreed on by the people who will create and read the flowcharts. Most flowcharts tend to use only three or four of the shapes, unless there is a clear business reason to use more.
That said, Visio shapes have names that suggest their most common uses. Here are some of the most common shapes: This is the most frequently used shape in almost every process.
There can be multiple outcomes, but often there are just two — yes and no. This is useful if the diagram is very long and complex. This is particularly useful for large flowcharts where you would otherwise have to use a long connector, which can be hard to follow.
Each shape on the stencil represents a different step in a process. Visio includes many other, specialized stencils and shapes that you can use in your flowchart diagram. For more information about how to find more shapes, see Use the Shapes window to organize and find shapes.
Can't find the shape you need? To learn about how to find other shapes, see Use the Shapes window to organize and find shapes Create a flowchart Click the File tab. Don't see the File tab?
If you do not see the File tab, proceed to the next step in the procedure. See the section What the flowchart shapes represent for information on which shapes to use for each step.
Connect the flowchart shapes in either of the following ways. Connect two shapes together. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click Connector. Drag from a connection point on the first shape to a connection point on the second shape.
The connector endpoints turn red when the shapes are connected.
Connect one shape to many from a single connection point. By default, connectors are set to Right-Angle so that if you connect a single point on one shape to three other shapes it will look like the figure below. To have each connector radiate straight from the central point on the first shape to points on each of the other shapes you need to set the connectors to Straight Connector as shown in the following figure.
For each shape you want to connect to, drag from the same connection point on the first shape to a connection point on each of the other shapes.
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