Add a flow chart to a slide in PowerPoint

You can insert a flow chart into your PowerPoint presentation by using a SmartArt graphic.

  1. On the Insert tab, click SmartArt.

    SmartArt on the Insert tab

  2. In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box, on the left, select the Process category.

  3. Single-click a flow chart in the middle pane to see its name and description in the right pane of the dialog box.

  4. Select the flow chart you want, and then click OK.

  5. After the flow chart is added to your slide, replace the [Text] placeholders with the steps in your flow chart.

    replace the Text placeholders with the steps in your flow chart.

  6. You can also change the color or style of the SmartArt graphic. While it is selected on your slide, click the SmartArt Design tab on the ribbon, and then click Change Colors or open the SmartArt Styles gallery to see options you can choose from.

    You can change the color or style of the graphic by using the options on the SmartArt Design tab of the Ribbon.

For more details about working with SmartArt graphics, see Create a SmartArt graphic.

  1. On the Insert tab of the ribbon, click SmartArt, and then point at Process.

    Insert SmartArt from the ribbon
  2. In the menu of categories that appears, point at Process and then select a layout.

  3. After the flow chart is added to your slide, replace the [Text] placeholders with the steps in your flow chart.

    replace the Text placeholders with the steps in your flow chart.

  4. You can also change the color or style of the SmartArt graphic. While it is selected on your slide, click the SmartArt Design tab on the ribbon, and then click Change Colors or open the SmartArt Styles gallery to see options you can choose from.

For more details about working with SmartArt graphics, see Create a SmartArt graphic.

  1. On the Insert tab, click SmartArt.

    Insert SmartArt

  2. From the drop-down menu, in the Process section, select a process flow chart such as Accent Process or Basic Bending Process.

    Insert a flow chart

  3. After the flow chart is added to the slide, a text editor appears at the left edge of the chart. Type your chart text in the editor. As you type, the text appears in the graphic:

    Enter text for your graphic by typing in the text editor to the left of the graphic.

    Tip: To quickly change the colors of the shapes in your flow chart, click Change Colors on the SmartArt tab of the ribbon.

For more details about working with SmartArt graphics, see Create a SmartArt graphic.

See Also

Create a SmartArt graphic

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