How to add text to the connector in the flowchart

Excel 2016
When you create the process flow chart, process map, business flow diagram or data flow diagrams and UML activity diagrams you often need to add some text or labels to the connectors. Unlike other free and commercial diagram drawing packages, Microsoft Office shapes provide extremely rich text formatting features.
Flow chart connectors with texts in Excel 365

To add labels to connector, do the following:

   1.   Create the text box by using one of the following ways:

  • On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box button:
    Text Box in Excel 365
  • Select the connector to which you want to add text and then on the Shape Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, click Text Box button:
    Insert Shapes group in Excel 365

   2.   Add the text to the text box and format it:

Flowchart connectors labels in Excel 365

See also this tip in French: Comment ajouter le texte ou étiquettes au connecteur dans l'organigramme.

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