SBS - The Best Value in QMS software

How to do Process Flow Charting in MS Word

Elsmar Forum Sponsor
N

noboxwine

#2
Re: Process flow charts in MS word

How do we do the process flow charting in Ms word?
:thanks:
Don't have other softwares!

Find the 'AutoShapes' button on the Drawing tool bar and you'll see 'Flowcharts'. However, Flow Charts on MS Word are a pain. I would try and buy Visio, even an older version, as it's very easy to use. So easy, noboxwine can use it. Good Luck. :D
 
F

Fencick

#3
Re: Process flow charts in MS word

Do you have Excel also? It does have a simplified flow charting tool.
 
S

Sam4Quality

#4
Re: Process flow charts in MS word

Hi Aman:

Well, I had been doing flowcharting on Word for quite a long time before switching to MS Visio, which is very easy to use.

If you can get Visio for yourself, life will be much easier and happier :lol:! Else, continue with Word as noboxwine as mentioned.

Ciao. :cool:
 

Jen Kirley

Quality and Auditing Expert
Staff member
Admin
#5
Re: Process flow charts in MS word

Find the 'AutoShapes' button on the Drawing tool bar and you'll see 'Flowcharts'. However, Flow Charts on MS Word are a pain. I would try and buy Visio, even an older version, as it's very easy to use. So easy, noboxwine can use it. Good Luck. :D
To add to this, in order to find the Autoshapes function your Draw toolbar will need to be activated.

Click on "View" then scroll down to "Toolbar" and select "Drawing."
 
Q

Quality Priest

#6
Putting the text into the boxes and linking the functions is a real pain in MS Word. :mad:

Dito the Visio idea.

It will save you alot of time :agree1:
 
A

achorste

#7
Slightly labouring the point here, but definitely recommend Visio.

That said though, there are Open Source solutions for flowcharts - can't remember off the top of my head if Open Office includes a Visio type application, but there are others as well.

Will post back when I'm back home.....
 
L

lego55

#9
Hi!

I know that there is an Excel add-in called "Flowbreeze." It's about $30.00 and seems to be getting decent reviews. It looks pretty easy; apparently all you have to do is type and it makes the boxes for you.

Has anyone tried this flowchart app?
 
J

JaneB

#10
How do we do the process flow charting in Ms word?
:thanks:
Don't have other softwares!
Darn - because my first thought is DON'T DO IT! I'm highly experienced in Word, and I'd almost rather have dental work without an anaesthetic (and believe me, that's something for a dentophobe like me).

It's not designed for this and is incredibly frustrating and also very slow. If you have PowerPoint, I'd use that instead, it's better (then you paste in from PPT). Or look for an opensource (free) software you can then paste into Word.

Honestly - do NOT do flowcharts in Word if you avoid it. And even then, try not to.

Visio? No, expensive and takes quite a steep learning curve. If all you wanna do is flowcharts, I wouldn't go Visio (like using a telegraph pole when you only need a flyswat).

SmartDraw's not bad, and a fraction of the price. (Got no affiliation!)
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
DuncanGibbons Process flow & PFMEA for production planning and simulation activities? Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 7
I PFD (Process Flow Diagram) approach. Setup details as part of PFD? APQP and PPAP 5
D Calibration Process Flow Map Example Wanted General Measurement Device and Calibration Topics 3
eule del ayre Merging FMEA and Quality Control Process Flow FMEA and Control Plans 0
A Redesigning our process flow chart, PFMEA and Control Plan Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 4
K Vigilance process flow chart EU Medical Device Regulations 1
S Improving Quality inspection gate in one piece flow manufacturing process Manufacturing and Related Processes 0
M What are the differences between "Process Flowchart form" and "Process Flow Diagram form"? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 4
N Process Flow diagram steps for inspection and packaging APQP and PPAP 4
A IATF 16949 Cl. 8.3.5.2 e) - Manufacturing Process Flow Charts & Layout IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 5
K Which Symbols are used in Process flow diagrams? Manufacturing and Related Processes 2
A Can the BOM in SAP be used in lieu of process flow diagram? APQP and PPAP 7
S How can I make a Process Flow Diagram for APQP process Manufacturing and Related Processes 2
T Software for linking Process Flow Diagram, Process FMEA and Control Plan APQP and PPAP 9
D ISO 9001 Design Process Flow Chart ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 9
N How Can I Simplify This Process Flow? Lean in Manufacturing and Service Industries 8
S US FDA PMA (Pre-Market Approval) Process Flow Chart Example Other US Medical Device Regulations 1
A 8D Process Flow IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 4
M Process Flow Diagram -> PFMEA -> Control Plan Linkage IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 17
F Please review my Process Flow / PFMEA / Control Plan FMEA and Control Plans 12
T Company Departmental Process Procedures and Flow Diagrams ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 3
V ECR/DCR Process Flow - What changes require an ECR vs. a DCR Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
L Process Flow Chart for manufacturing of Light Switch requested Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 5
N Coding System Process Flow for Order Tracker documents (Job Traveller) Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 4
S Depicting Communication Flow Gaps between Departments/Process Steps on a Process Map Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 1
R "Control" as used in 4.1 c) - Process Flow Charts (Process Sequence Chart) ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 12
M Incoming Source of Variation & Source of Variation in Process Flow Chart IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 3
S Crisis Management Process and Procedure or Flow Chart example wanted ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 4
T Request for a Design Control Procedure or Process Flow for HVAC Design Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 1
S Complaint Process flow: Need a generic definition which would flag an "MDR" Customer Complaints 7
R Control Plan Flow compared to Process Flow Diagram APQP and PPAP 6
R Sales Order Process Flow Plan (Flow Chart) Steps help ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 6
S Requirements for Sequence Diagrams & Process Flow Chart for each Processes ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 2
C AS9102 Process Flow Help AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 4
R Work Instructions versus Process Flow Charts ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 8
K Business Process Flow - Comments wanted Food Safety - ISO 22000, HACCP (21 CFR 120) 9
J Process Flow Chart is a Work Procedure or a Work Guide, or a Work Instruction Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 28
M Template for Process Flow Diagram APQP and PPAP 5
N Supplier Process Change Request Procedures, Forms and Flow Charts Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 3
S Document Process Flow though the company - NQA-1 Supplier Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 1
C Process Flow Chart Symbols Quality Tools, Improvement and Analysis 9
B Need a Process Flow Diagram, Control Plan and PFMEA for Automotive Wiring Harness FMEA and Control Plans 10
M Risk Analysis using FMEA Process Flow Chart - Health Care Information System FMEA and Control Plans 6
I Looking for Process Documentation - QMS Process Flow Diagram in Excel Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 2
B Control of Records - Process Flow, ideas and examples wanted Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 4
L ISO13485 Cl. 7.1 Process Flow (Product Realization & Risk Management requirements)? ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 2
A Clutch Plate Blackening Process - Help with process flow and details Manufacturing and Related Processes 1
P Prevention of Failures - General Materials Control Process Flow Question Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 7
R Process Flow Chart Step - Timing between Process Steps Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 3
J Critique of Process Flow Diagram Document Control Systems, Procedures, Forms and Templates 7

Similar threads

Top Bottom