does flowchart always have to be drawn going down?

does flowchart always have to be drawn going down?

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TommySzalapskiCommented:
That is the standard. Often they are drawn left to right though. It's really up to you. Going down makes intuitive sense in almost all cultures.

If it's for a class or work project, then do it the way your instructor/boss tells you.
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MurpheyApplication ConsultantCommented:
If you talking about a real standard way of drawinf flow charts, YES they go from up to down the same as the documentation where it belongs to.

But it's free to do it from left to right or even from the center to the edge (if required).

Because the most people are used to read from left to right and from top to bottom, it could be confusing to draw it from bottom to top,

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TommySzalapskiCommented:
Some cultures read from right to left, but every culture (as far as I know) reads from top to bottom which is another reason I recommend using the standard method.
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multithreadingCommented:
Sometimes going horizontally lets you fit it into a document better when you want some text with the chart in a larger document. If you do this, use arrowheads to disambgiguate the direction for different cultures (to avoid the problem Tommy pointed out).
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