How to Create Flowcharts in Google Slides
Diagrams help you visualize all the steps of a process. In these graphic elements, each step of the process is represented with a shape, and these are connected by arrows. In this Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn how to create flowcharts in Google Slides.
Creating a Flowchart from Scratch
- Open your presentation in Google Slides.
- Insert a shape by clicking Insert → Shape → Shapes.
Flowcharts use certain shapes to represent different things:
- A rectangle indicates a process and is used to represent the main steps.
- A diamond indicates a decision and thus is used to represent such elements.
- An oval indicates a terminal point and is used to represent the beginning or the ending of the process.
For this tutorial, we’re going to insert an oval:
- Click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket) to modify the color of this shape. Try to use colors from the palette that you’ve chosen for your presentation.
- To insert text, double-click on the shape. We suggest that you choose a center alignment, which looks better.
Create as many shapes as you need to represent your process. Use the guides to align them properly. As an example, we’ve created two ovals, two rectangles and a diamond.
- You’ll need to use arrows in order to connect the shapes. To add one, click Insert → Shape → Arrows.
- To change the color of the arrow, click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket). Again, we recommend that you use a color that fits the theme and the chosen palette.
- You can also insert arrows by clicking Insert → Line → Arrow.
- To complete your flowchart, it must have a beginning and an ending point, and all the elements must be connected.
Inserting a Preset Diagram
- Open your Google Slides presentation.
- Click Insert → Diagram. The Diagrams panel will open on the right side of the screen.
- Select the type of diagram you need. Then choose the amount of levels and the color you want to use.
- Select all the elements of the diagram and center them on the slide. If you need more information, please refer to the “How to Arrange and Align Objects in Google Slides” tutorial.
- To change the color of an individual element of the diagram, select it and click Fill color (the button resembles a paint bucket). Remember to use colors from your palette so the design looks better.
- To modify the text, double-click on the one you want to change. You can also adjust the size, the font or the color, among other things, by using the options found on the toolbar. Try to use the same font in the entire presentation and keep an eye on the size and the arrangement of the text.
If you need to add more elements to the diagram, just insert new shapes and/or arrows. To do so, follow the steps found in the "Creating a Flowchart from Scratch" section of this tutorial.
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