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    SitePoint Wizard Dangermouse's Avatar
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    Data flow diagram software

    Does anyone know of any free tools to create data flow diagrams (especially the flow of a website and its information). Thanks

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    http://www.smartdraw.com/resources/c...ftware/dfd.htm

    edit: whoops, notfree but there is a trial

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    We use Microsoft VISIO here at work for business flow-charting - it is a nice drop/click program for doing diagrams and I really like it.
    I think it would work well for what your looking to do.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxJoyfulxx
    We use Microsoft VISIO here at work for business flow-charting - it is a nice drop/click program for doing diagrams and I really like it.
    I think it would work well for what your looking to do.

    Good luck!
    Microsoft, definately not free.

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    SitePoint Wizard Dangermouse's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies.

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    If you have Excel (heck, even PowerPoint, though I like Excel), you can make some pretty decent flow charts and diagrams with it's AutoShapes feature (Insert > Pictures > AutoShapes).
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    It's Warmer in the Basement xxJoyfulxx's Avatar
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    OOOPS.. haha.. I guess I read too fast to see the "free" part of the question.

    No, VISIO def not free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aes
    If you have Excel (heck, even PowerPoint, though I like Excel), you can make some pretty decent flow charts and diagrams with it's AutoShapes feature (Insert > Pictures > AutoShapes).
    Nope

    I think i might download openoffice, think that has some drawing stuff in it

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    Whats wrong with paper and crayons huh ?

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    I was looking for something that would do flow-chart diagramming on SourceForge, found nothing fitting.

    OmniGraffle, $70, is a pretty good application for Mac, but also obviously not free (except for trial version).
    Using your unpaid time to add free content to SitePoint Pty Ltd's portfolio?

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    Omnigraffle came free with my computer. Dunno if they still do that...

    (Actually, I already owned a copy. Now I have 2!)
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    This is an oldie - but it is free: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...d,16560,00.asp

    Very basic flowcharting progie... enjoy!


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