Microsoft Word Add-In To Insert Flowcharts, UML Diagrams Into Docs

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LucidChart Diagrams for Word is a free Microsoft Word add-in to insert flowcharts, UML diagrams, etc into Word documents. This MS Word plugin is from LucidChart, which is a free website to draw graphs, diagrams, etc. This plugin integrates LucidChart with MS Word to let you insert diagrams in Word. What it really does is that it opens a browser tab on which you can draw a diagram in LucidChart’s web interface. After that, you can see the drawn diagram and insert it in the Word document from its Word addin interface, as shown in the screenshot below.

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Before telling you more about this free Word plugin, I would like to share some other useful Office plugins. There is a Wikipedia plugin for Office which allows you to insert the content of Wikipedia articles and cite their resource into documents. If you are looking for a Office translator to translate text within Office, then there is a plugin for that too.

The plugin in this article will let you draw different diagrams and insert them into your Word docs without ever leaving Word. Sounds pretty useful, isn’t it! So, let’s now see how to use this Word addin.

How to use LucidChart free Microsoft Word add-in to insert flowcharts and UML diagrams into documents:

Getting started with LucidChart Word addin is pretty simple, you can install it from the link provided at the end of this review. After that, you can login with your LucidChart free account or create a new one from the its Word plugin interface itself. Now, to insert a flowchart or any other type of diagrams like UML, network diagrams, etc, select LucidChart for Word addin from Office apps under Insert tab of Microsoft Word. You will now see its interface as shown in the main screenshot of this review. Click on the Create New Diagram to create a new type of diagram. After you have clicked on this button, you will see a browser tab which will render the LucidChart web interface to draw a new diagram, as you can see in the screenshot below. If you are new to LucidChart, then you can check out its detailed review by us from the link provided at the beginning of this review.

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The best part is that the diagram that you draw on the LucidChart web interface on the popped-out browser window is auto saved. After you have completed your diagram, you can also save it explicitly. Once done with the editing and saving, close the browser window. You will see the newly created diagram on its plugin interface. To insert this diagram in your Word document, all you have to do is select it and click on the Insert button. This will quickly insert the drawn diagram on LucidChart to your document.

Verdict:

LucidChart Diagrams for Word is a free Word addin to insert flowcharts, UML diagrams, etc into documents. I must say that this is a must have addin for all students especially engineering students who want to create niche diagrams for their documents. They can use this plugin to draw diagrams on LucidChart and insert them in documents without ever leaving MS Word. This will surely give a boost to your productivity, check it out from the link provided below and let me know how much you liked it :)

Download LucidChart Diagrams for Word.

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Works With: Microsoft Word
Free/Paid: Free