Sun 27 Feb, 2011 02:17 pm
I just recently started creating Flowcharts with Microsoft Excel. My reasons being: I already have Excel so it's "free". Anyway, I'm having one problem that's severely impeding my progress though. When I have to move multiple elements of the flow chart around I have to click on them all by holding down the shift key and click, click, clicking like 100 times! Is there any way to rubber band select? Of course I know how to select all, but if I just want half of the elements select all doesn't help at all. Does anyone have a suggestion either of a way to solve this problem or another free flow charting program to use?
Thanks for the tip - I haven't done flow charts in Excel before. Good to know there's an option.
If you have Excel 2007, you can group objects and manipulate them as if they were one.
Here's how to find the help info on it using Excel's Help:
Press F1 to open the Help files. Do a search on the word Group. It will produce a series of articles called Group or ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects in Excel 2007.
In case you need it, they also have extensive help on creating flow charts. Just search flow charts in the Help file.