Creating Flowcharts

It's more effective to visualize program graphically that it is to describe it with words. That is the essence of what flowcharts do for you. Flowcharts explain a software process clearly through symbols and text. In your programming class you will need to create flowcharts to show how your programs work. Here's how you can to produce a good looking flowchart.

1. Begin by launching the Gliffy website and signing into your account. Create a new blank drawing.

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2. Next, choose the Flow Chart library on the left pane. Click and drag the decision object onto the drawing canvas. You can now resize, change the color, or enter text into the decision object.

Gliffy's website


3. When you complete your Flowchart Diagram, choose Export as JPEG from the file menu. Here is what the One-Way if Statement from chapter 3 looks like when drawn in Gliffy:

Gliffy's website


You can learn more about using flowcharts from this Article by Andrew Blaucha.
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