Free Fishbone Diagram Template PowerPoint
Fishbone diagrams are useful tools for showing cause and effect relationships. Because of their broad potential, they can be used in a variety of industries, from engineering to health care.
This page will show you how to make fishbone diagrams with PowerPoint, and also with Lucidchart, an easy-to-use online alternative.Try it now Sign up free
Creating fishbone diagrams in PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint is primarily software for making slideshow presentations. However, it can also be used to create basic diagrams. This tutorial shows you how to create a fishbone diagram using PowerPoint shapes.
If you scroll further down, you’ll also find out how to make a fishbone diagram with Lucidchart. Choosing Lucidchart gives you more customization choices, a highly responsive diagramming interface, and the convenience of drag-and-drop technology.
How to make a fishbone diagram in PowerPoint
Open a PowerPoint presentation and choose a blank slide.
Go to the Insert tab and select the Shapes menu.
Choose a line with an arrow for your first shape. Draw it out across the center of your blank slide.
Add a rectangle next, this will represent a problem statement.
Draw out lines from your central line, one for each category you need to include. It may be helpful to have boxes at the ends of these lines to more clearly label them as categories.
Add cause lines next jutting out from each category line. Draw text boxes across the top of lines to label them with causes.
Once you’ve finished labeling categories, causes, and your problem statement, you are ready to save your fishbone diagram.
How to import a complete Lucidchart flowchart into PowerPoint
Open this fishbone diagram template in Lucidchart, or choose another suitable template.
Fill out the diagram with text. Either drag out a text box atop each line, or double click to add text directly to a line.
Update colors and other graphic options using the context panels.
Choose File > Download As and download your diagram as a PNG file.
Open PowerPoint and choose Insert > Pictures. Import the fishbone diagram you just downloaded from Lucidchart.
Congratulations on adding your fishbone diagram to PowerPoint!
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