Description and Symbols used for Flowcharts

Created 04 April 2004 00:00
The terminator symbol marks the starting or ending point of the system. It usually contains the word "Start" or "End."
A box can represent a single step ("add two cups of flour"), or and entire sub-process ("make bread") within a larger process.
A printed document or report.
A decision or branching point. Lines representing different decisions emerge from different points of the diamond.
Represents material or information entering or leaving the system, such as customer order (input) or a product (output).
Indicates that the flow continues on another page, where a matching symbol (containing the same letter) has been placed.
Lines indicate the sequence of steps and the direction of flow.