Best PowerPoint add-ins for creating process flows

Can anyone recommend any useful Add-ins for PowerPoint 365 particularly around organisation charts and process flows...
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Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Yeah, Visio...... To be fair that will do exactly what you want, it's the best tool for the job and then import the visio diagram into the presentation.

I do understand that there is a cost involved, but that's exactly what it's designed to do. You won't get an addon for powerpoint that works as well as that does.

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agwalshAuthor Commented:
Well, that answer is totally fine to be honest. If Visio does it better, it does it better. People can decide then if they want to pay for it. Does Visio come as part of Office 365? Can't remember to be honest..
Alex GreenProject Systems EngineerCommented:
If I remember correctly, it's £30 a year

https://products.office.com/en-gb/visio/microsoft-visio-plans-and-pricing-compare-visio-options

It's there or there abouts :D
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Jamie GarrochSenior Technical Consultant at BrightCarbonCommented:
You could also take a look at Lucidchart: https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/landing/microsoft-office/powerpoint

I haven't actually used it but I did come across it recently while developing some add-on functionality to the PowerPoint's built-in org chart functionality (SmartArt hierarchy model).
Echo_SCommented:
There's also https://www.officetimeline.com/download. It has at least timelines and Gantt charts, but I think it does other types of diagrams as well.

Oh, and SmartDraw is worth a look also. https://www.smartdraw.com/
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Another vote for Visio here (I freely admit my bias!) for the reasons mentioned above. To answer your licensing question, Visio (like Project) is not included in any of the O365 bundles; it is licensed separately. Visio Online Plan 1 (US$5/month) is a browser-based diagram creation and editing tool (any browser on any device). Visio Online Plan 2 (US$15/month) includes that plus a full-featured Visio client.

If you'd like an automated way to get your process flow from Visio to PowerPoint, two suggestions:
1) Visio Online Plan 2 includes a feature called PowerPoint Snippets: you draw a box around all or part of a diagram page and Visio creates a PPT slide.
2) The code provided with this article that I wrote several years ago still works and will turn any Visio diagram into a PPT presentation.
agwalshAuthor Commented:
Thanks as always - great knowledge and help here on this forum :-)
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