By Nicholas Hebb
This page has over 100 flowchart templates available for download (Scroll down for download link and preview images). The flowchart templates include files in 8-1/2x11, 11x17, A3, and A4 page sizes. The flowchart templates include a mix of portrait and landscape layouts of the following process diagram types:
These templates are copyrighted by BreezeTree Software, LCC. They are free to use for both non-commercial and commercial use. However, you are not free to re-distribute them without attribution (a link to www.breezetree.com will suffice) nor are you free to sell them.
You can download the flowchart template collection below. It contains both U.S. paper sizes and metric paper sizes. The template files within the zips have the following naming convention:
Paper_Size-Orientation-Template_Name.xlt, where Paper_Size is Letter, 11x17, A3, or A4 and Orientation is ls or p for landscape and portrait, respectively.
To use the flowchart templates, you will need to unzip the file and save the contents to the template folder on your PC. The default template folder for Excel varies depending upon which version of Excel and Windows you are running. The easiest way to find the folder is to create a blank Excel file and do a Save As... and select Excel Template (.xlt) as the file type. Excel will choose the default template folder to save it in and you could note where it is and store the flowchart templates there.
If all that sounds too complicated, you can just create a flowchart templates folder anywhere and store them there. To use the templates, just double-click on them from Windows Explorer and it will create a new workbook based on the template.
Below are previews of the most common flow chart templates. The swim lane templates come in a variety of lane numbers. And, as stated above, each template comes in four paper sizes.