Swimlanes in PowerPoint Template
Swimlanes are popular container shapes that are used to organize tasks and deadlines. It’s incredibly easy to build a swimlane diagram in Lucidchart, then add to a PowerPoint presentation.
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What are swimlanes?
Swimlanes are used in all kinds of documents and presentations. They’re rectangular shapes that can be placed either vertically or horizontally. Additional elements—especially flowchart shapes—are then added to the main body to represent the flow of activities. The swimlane example below was made with Lucidchart, an online diagramming application, then embedded in a PowerPoint slide. The entire process took less than five minutes, and we ended up with a beautiful-looking presentation.
This flowchart is contained and organized by swimlanes. The point is to keep members of the team aligned with their goals, no matter where they are in the process. To make your own changes to this template, just select it and sign up for a free trial. Then choose to download as an image file, PDF, or Visio document. The former option is best if you plan to insert the file in a PowerPoint presentation.
ADD TO POWERPOINT
To add your swimlane diagram template to a PowerPoint presentation, click File > Download As in the Lucidchart editor. Select the image file type you prefer, indicate which areas of the page you’d like to download, then select Download
Open a blank presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. Then click the Insert tab and select Pictures. Find the image you downloaded and click Insert.
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More swimlane diagram templates
PowerPoint is a popular presentation program, but it wasn’t meant to make diagrams. Stop wrestling with the wrong software for the job—Lucidchart is an quick, affordable solution. Try it for free and create everything from flowcharts to BPMN diagrams. The following templates are just a small taste of what we offer.
Basic horizontal swimlane
Are you new to diagramming? Start with this simple swimlane diagram. You can switch the swimlane orientation with a few clicks. Lucidchart gives every user a free premium trial—when it’s over, feel free to choose our permanently free account option.
Basic vertical swimlane
It’s easy to share this swimlane template, either through a URL or a downloaded document. We even give users the ability to share documents on social media or embed in a web page. And when it comes to collaboration, multiple users can work on the same file at once.
Ordering process swimlane
Plan and organize complex processes, such as how businesses will handle a customer’s order. Customize this example with your own needed actions—any shape can be dragged from the toolbox and dropped on the canvas. Change colors and text in seconds, then share!
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