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Add flowcharts and diagrams to Google Docs or Presentations



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Flow charts and diagrams can help people to understand confusing data. If you need one for your Google Docs or Presentations file, you can create it without leaving your document. We show you how.

Insert a flowchart into Google Docs

Start your browser, open a Docs file, and then click Insert> Drawing> + New.

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In the Google Drawing window, click the icon that looks like a circle on a square. Move over & # 39; Shapes & # 39; and then click the shape that you want to use. Note that all shapes are at the bottom of the Shapes selector for flow charts.

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Google Drawing is an extremely simple maker of flow charts. It is highly dependent on your drawing and organizational skills. After selecting a shape, drag the mouse cursor to create it on the canvas.

  Click and drag to create a shape.

If you want to resize a shape, drag one of the squares around it to change it. .

You can also use shortcut keys to copy and paste any shape that you want to use again. Press Ctrl + C (Windows / Chrome OS) or Cmd + C (macOS) to copy a shape. To paste a shape, press Ctrl + V (Windows / Chrome OS) or Cmd + V (macOS).

To insert connecting lines between shapes and processes, click the down arrow next to the Line tool. [19659013]   Click on the line tool.

To change the color of a shape, select it and then click the Fill Color icon.

 Click the Fill Color icon. [19659013] Repeat this process until you have inserted all the shapes you need to create a complete flow chart. Click on "Save and close" to insert the drawing in your document.

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If you need to edit a flowchart after you insert it in a document, select it and then click "Edit" to open it again. it in Google Drawing.

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Insert a chart in Google Slides

Start a Google Slides document and click Insert> Chart.

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Choose a grid, hierarchy, timeline, process, relationship, or relationship in the right pane. cycle diagram.

 The chart styles menu.

After you have selected the desired type of diagram, you will see various templates. At the top you can adjust the color and number of levels, steps or dates for each chart. Click on a template to insert it in your slide.

 Customize a chart template in Google Presentations.

Here you can click on a box and adjust or edit it to record your information. [19659013]   A diagram with a box selected for editing in Google Presentations.

Create flow charts and diagrams with LucidChart

If Google Drawing does not work for you, try the Google Docs LucidChart Diagrams add-on. It is easy to use and has numerous functions that satisfy everyone who needs a detailed, professional-looking diagram.

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To use LucidChart, you have to sign up for a free account, which is limited to 60 objects per diagram and three active diagrams. To get unlimited shapes and diagrams, basic plans start at $ 4.95 a month.

You can use LucidChart for Documents or Slides, but you must install it in both.

To add LucidChart to your document, open a new or existing file in Google Docs or Spreadsheets, click "Add-ons" and then click "Download Add-ons".

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Then type "LucidChart" in the search bar and press Enter. Click the LucidChart icon.

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On the add-on page, click "Install"

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The add-on requires permission to access your document; click on "Continue" to assign it.

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View the list of permissions that LucidChart requires and then click "Allow"

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After it is installed, click Add-ons> LucidChart charts> Insert chart.

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In the window that opens on the right, click the orange plus sign (+).

 Click on the orange plus sign (+).

Select a template from the list.

 Click on a template.

You will be redirected to the LucidChart website, where you can use the editor to fully customize the graph or chart that you have chosen.

The editor is fairly intuitive, full of functions and easy to navigate. Although you are limited to 60 forms per graph on a free account, that is more than enough.

 A chart template in the LucidChart editor.

When you are done with your graph, click on the top left of the page on & # 39; Back to documents & # 39 ;.

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Click on "My Diagrams" in the LucidChart add-on in Documents or Spreadsheets.

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Move over a chart and then click the plus sign (+) to insert it into your document.

 Click the plus sign (+) to insert a chart into your document.

If you do not see your chart, click the circular arrow icon and then "Document List" to refresh it.

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Google drawing and LucidChart charts are both viable options for inserting charts and flow charts into your documents.

However, if you do not like every process, every form or ne, then LucidChart is the best choice.


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