Learn to draw a simple Process Flow diagram in PowerPoint. Follow our step by step instructions to create this useful diagram in PowerPoint.
The Process Flow diagram in PowerPoint you’ll learn to create is:
You can use the diagram to…
- Portray various steps in a linear process
- Introduce a color code to the various steps of the process
- Serve as an orientation slide for your presentation
The diagram is quite easy to create. In this article, we will show you the steps.
Step 1: Draw the stages of the process
Write the title of the slide. This will help you plan the space for your diagram.
Once you finish entering the title, go to Auto shapes menu and pick the Pentagon tool to draw a Pentagon. Use the Chevron tool to place a chevron next to the pentagon. Make as many copies of the chevron as the number of steps in the process you want to portray. The result will be as follows:
You can apply quick style of your choice to color code the different steps of the process diagram:
Make sure that the height and width of the pentagon and chevrons are identical.
Step 2: Create the text boxes
The next step is to draw the text boxes that serve to explain the titles. Use the rectangle tool to draw the boxes as shown below:
Remove the outline for the boxes. Right click on a box and go to Format shape -> Fill -> Gradient Fill. Keep just two stops for the gradient. Let the start position of the first ‘Gradient stop’ be 0% and the start position of the next ‘Gradient stop’ be 100%.
Let the color of ‘Stop 1’ be the lighter hue of the color of the Pentagon or Chevron above the box. Let the color of ‘Stop 2’ be White (which is the color of the slide background). Continue the process for the remaining boxes. You will get the following result:
The last step is to enter relevant text in the boxes:
Our Process Flow diagram in PowerPoint is ready.
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Variation of the Process Flow diagram:
You can choose to keep the color scheme fairly consistent across the steps and use a contrasting color to draw attention to a certain step in the process as shown below:
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