Moving processes in flowcharts

You can move any process in a flowchart by dragging the process to a different location in the workspace. Moving a process does not affect the workflow; it only affects the visual appearance of the flowchart.

About this task

You might want to move processes so that you can see the process boxes and connections more clearly. In general, it is best to avoid positioning processes on top of each other because it is harder to see the overall flow. If you have a large flowchart with many processes, you can move the processes and then use the zoom feature to see them all.

The position of processes in the flowchart workspace does not affect the logical flow of data. The connections between the processes determine data flow.

Follow the steps below to move process boxes in a flowchart.


  1. Open a flowchart for editing.
  2. In the flowchart workspace, drag a process to a new location.

    Existing connections to and from the process remain, and are redrawn for the new location.

  3. Click Save.