Here is how to design a flowchart in Excel. Open a blank workbook. You need to first design a grid which will help you align the flowchart properly. Select all the cells by clicking on the top left hand side of the sheet. Next, click on the Insert tab and select the option SmartArt or Shapes, whatever you prefer.
Making a Flowchart in Word When working with shapes in any Office application, it’s always useful to use gridlines to make sure everything is sized and placed correctly. To make the gridlines appears, head over to the “View” tab and tick the “Gridlines” checkbox. Your gridlines will now appear on your Word document.
You’ll notice that the flowchart has different shapes. In this case, there are two shapes: those with rounded ends represent the start and end points of the process and rectangles are used to show the interim steps. These shapes are known as flowchart symbols. There are dozens of symbols that can be used in a flowchart.