Types of Symbols, Part Two

Diamonds show the part of the process where decisions are made.

Within each symbol is a word or short phrase that describes the action that takes place at that step. Symbols are connected one to the other by arrows, showing the flow of the process.

These are only the basic symbols; there are many other symbols in use. However, since a flowchart is a communication tool, it is important to use symbols that your readers will understand.