Flow Charts, Continued
Figure 2-12 shows flow chart symbols in multiples.
Figure 2-12. Flow chart symbols drawn in multiples to represent
multiple cards, reports, files, or tapes.
The arrangement of flow chart symbols shows the direction of flow. Flow
direction is from left to right and top to bottom. If the direction of flow is
otherwise, indicate the direction with arrowheads placed at the point of entry
to the symbol.
Most flow charts are intended for distribution so you should make a flow
chart on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper or a size proportional to it.
To construct a flow chart, use the following table:
Draw the primary flow lines in nonreproducible pencil. Allow
enough space in between these lines for the largest symbols and
any additional flow lines, arrowheads, and notes.
Using the template, draw the symbols in nonreproducible pencil.
Set the symbols equidistant from each other.
Ink over symbols.
Ink over flow lines and arrowheads.