||If you haven't already done so, first download the
free trial version of RFFlow.
Once RFFlow is installed, you can open the above chart in RFFlow by clicking
on bracket-chart-2.flo. It is often
easier to modify an existing chart than to draw it from scratch. The free
trial is fully functional for 30 days.
After opening the above chart in RFFlow, follow these steps:
- Double-click on a box to add the names of the two teams. If the contest
has been completed, include the scores and bold the winning team. You may
want to make the winning team a different color as shown below. RFFlow has all the editing capabilities
of your word processor, so you can bold text, color it, and use tabs.
- If you need more lines or boxes, it is easiest to right-click on a shape
and choose Duplicate.
- To delete a line or box, right-click on it and choose Delete. If
you draw a selection rectangle around several objects, you can duplicate or delete
them all at once.
- Drag objects to move them.
The chart shown above was drawn using the Sample Stencil. This stencil is
the default when RFFlow is shipped. If you need to reload it, click on the More Shapes
button and scroll to Sample Stencil. The stencils are in
alphabetical order. Then click the Add Stencil button. You can click
on a shape and type in the names of the teams. Then drag the shape to move it on
your chart. After placing your shapes, you can click on a line in the stencil
and draw lines between the shapes. If your chart becomes too large, you can
size it to fit on one page by clicking on Tools, Size, Size
Entire Chart, and the Fit Chart on Page button.
To edit the text in a shape, double-click the shape.
You can right-click a shape in a stencil and set the size in the Shape tab.
Then every time you use that shape, it will be that fixed size.