In a previous blog post, we explained the value of visuals. Humans
Learn how concept maps work and how to create a concept map in Word.
What is a concept map?
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Concept maps have traditionally been applied more in the education space, but businesses have started using them to archive knowledge, train new employees, model different workflows, etc.
How do you create one in Microsoft Word?
You can add a drawing to Microsoft Word, but wouldn’t you rather work with a tool designed specifically for concept maps and other diagrams?
1. Set up a Lucidchart account. If you haven’t signed up for Lucidchart yet, you can create an account in a matter of minutes. Sign up here.
2. Create your concept map. In the Lucidchart editor, drag boxes from the toolbox to start adding information on your subject. You can drag a line directly from any shape, and Lucidchart will prompt you to add another shape at the end of a line—allowing you to let the ideas flow. With extra customization, you can make your concept map with any colors, fonts, and shapes you want.
Not sure where to start? Select a concept map template for Word—we have created dozens of templates, on subjects ranging from science to nursing.
3. Download the Lucidchart add-in for Microsoft Word. To install the add-in, go to Insert > Apps for Office. Locate Lucidchart in the App Store, and click “Add.”
4. Insert your concept map! Once you’ve installed the add-in and signed in, you will see a sidebar with all of your diagrams listed. Choose your concept map, and click “Insert.”
That’s all it takes. Now you know how to make a concept map in Word. We could throw more statistics at you, but why not try out a concept map for yourself?
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You don’t have to stop at concept maps—Lucidchart can help you design flowcharts, mind maps, Venn diagrams, and other more advanced diagrams to use in Microsoft Word. Watch this video to see all the Microsoft Office add-ins in action!