What is a Cycle Diagram ?

This is a flow chart that illustrates a continuous (or repeating) process.
A cycle diagram flows either clockwise or anticlockwise.
You can have as many different steps as you want in the process.
In PowerPoint 2003 the default segments are arrows


Creating a Cycle Diagram

Insert a blank slide and select (Insert > Diagram).
Select cycle diagram from the Diagram Gallery dialog box and press OK


Inserting Shapes

The Diagrams toolbar is automatically displayed whenever a diagram is selected.
The first button on this toolbar is "Insert Shape" which can be used to insert more segments to your cycle diagram.
When inserting new shapes you should select an existing shape which you want the new shape inserted next to.


Move Shape Backward - Only available when AutoLayout is switched on.
Move Shape Forward - Only available when AutoLayout is switched on.
Reverse Diagram -

Things to Remember

  • In PowerPoint 2002 and before the default segments are plain arches.

  • You can delete a segment from a cycle diagram by selecting it and pressing the Delete key. You can also use the shortcut menu.

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