Most PowerPoint users either waste so much time recreating the same foundational business diagrams again and again. Others just copy something
similar and reuse them. Either option is not the best available -- yet that's what most PowerPoint users do. It is in scenarios like these that a
PowerPoint add-in like Flevy Tools can help.
Flevy Tools lets you easily create automated diagrams such as Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, etc. All
graphics created are native PowerPoint objects that you can edit further. Even more amazing -- this tool is free. All organizations from startups to
large enterprises can benefit by using Flevy Tools to jumpstart projects.
You can learn more about the Flevy Toolsfrom their site. My contact at Flevy Tools for this review was
Dave Tracy - thank you, Dave.
Download the installer from the link given above, and run the setup routine. Even if you do not download and install Flevy Tools, you can follow
this walkthrough to understand this add-in better:
Launch PowerPoint. When installed, the new Flevy Tools tab will be added to your PowerPoint
Ribbon, as shown highlighted in
red within Figure 1.
Figure 1: Flevy Tools tab on Ribbon
Click the Flevy Tools tab to activate it. Here, within the Tools group you'll find 10 diagram builder buttons, as shown within
Figure 2: 10 diagram builder buttons
Click any of these buttons. We clicked the Approach Diagram button to bring up the dialog box shown in
Figure 3. Here you can define the options for your new diagram. For example, within the Approach Diagram, you can
set numbers of Chevrons. We choose to add 5 Chevrons.
Figure 3: Approach Diagram dialog box
Flevy Tools will add a new diagram on your slide. In the same way, you can insert other diagram types. All of these bring up a similar
dialog box which allow you to define options.
Play around with the parameters to get your desired diagram and charts.