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3. Create diagrams and flowcharts



Diagrams and flowcharts make complex processes in your presentation easier to understand. All you have to do is add, combine, and edit shapes—no diagram software required.

In this section, you learn how to:

3.1 Add shapes
3.2 Edit shapes
3.3 Insert text
3.4 Example diagrams

3.1 Add shapes


To create a diagram or flowchart, you can add and combine different shapes.

  1. Click the slide where you want to add the diagram or flowchart.
  2. Add any combination of these shapes:
    • To add a shape, click Shape Shape and choose a shape or arrow.
    • To add connecting lines or arrows, click Line Line and choose a line or arrow.
Insert a shape into a presentation

3.2 Edit shapes


Click the shape you want to edit and choose an option:

1 To resize a shape, drag one of the points on the shape.
2 To change the shape color, click Fill color "".
3 To change the border color, click Border color Border color.
4 To change the border width, click Border weight Line weight.
5 To change the border type, click Border dash Line dash.

Options 1 to 5 mapped


3.3 Insert text


  1. Click Text box Text box and drag a text box on the slide.
  2. Click inside the box and enter text.
  3. (Optional) To insert text in a shape, double-click inside the shape and enter text.
Use a text box to enter text

3.4 Example diagrams


  1. Click Insertand thenDiagram and choose an option:
    • Grid
    • Hierarchy
    • Timeline
    • Process
    • Relationship
    • Cycle
  2. After you select a diagram, customize it further by choosing an option at the top of the diagram window.
Click Insert to see Diagram option in the menu
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