This flowchart shows the basic steps needed in painting a house.
Each flowchart has one starting point and one or more ending points that are
drawn with a rounded rectangle or oval. Steps, actions, or tasks are drawn
with rectangles. It helps to use verbs in describing the steps. Decisions are
drawn with diamonds with labels at the exits. The arrows show the order the
steps are taken. The shapes in a flowchart are often numbered to make it
easier to refer to them. RFFlow allows you to automatically number shapes.
Click on Tools, Number Shapes.
First download the
version of RFFlow. It will allow you to open any chart and make
Once RFFlow is installed, you can open the above chart in RFFlow by clicking
From there you can zoom in, edit, and print this sample chart. It is often
easier to modify an existing chart than to draw it from scratch.
To draw this chart without downloading it, run RFFlow and click on the More
button, and then click on Sample Stencil
You can right-click on a shape in a stencil and
change it's properties. For this flowchart, you would make the rectangle and
terminal shape filled with a solid yellow color. The background is just a
large rectangle filled with a hatch pattern.