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FlowBreeze is an Excel add-in that lets you create flowcharts by simply typing text. Select the flowchart symbol location, type the description, and press Enter. That's it!

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What are people saying about FlowBreeze

Mitch Kite So, is there any special upgrade pricing (for version 2.0) for the people that purchased the standard version through Bits Du Jour in October 2006?
Dec 3 2007 at 6:02am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Mitch,

The upgrade from version 1.0 to 2.0 is free. Please send me an email with your old registration code, and I will send a new license key.
BreezeTree Software - Dec 3 2007 at 6:09am Copy Link
H A If I purchase the basic at todays price how much would it cost me to upgrade if I want the standard later?
Dec 3 2007 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi H A, The price differential is the same - it's $20 for the upgrade. The upgrade may be purchased at any time from the BreezeTree web site:
BreezeTree Software - Dec 3 2007 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Jerry R Any chance of getting the special price for the FlowBreeze Standard version right now?
Dec 4 2007 at 1:41am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Jerry,

Unfortunately it's a One Day Special only. If we didn't stick to one day only, then it wouldn't be "Special".

BreezeTree Software - Dec 4 2007 at 7:40am Copy Link
Diane Farley Please advise - is this offer for the basic or for the standard version of FlowBreeze?

Thank you
Nov 5 2009 at 11:16am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Diane - The offer is for the Standard edition.
BreezeTree Software - Nov 5 2009 at 11:28am Copy Link
chantle dimaranan enumerate and draw the different kind of symbol using flow charting and identify each
Jan 17 2010 at 11:32pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale The missing format really needed is PDF - please.. Does it create forms within Excel (because they could be saved to PDF with Acrobat, which I have)? Thanks.
Aug 2 2011 at 6:55pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Wm Shore,

Yes, FlowBreeze automates flowcharting using the shapes native to Excel, so Acrobat will work fine. For anyone who doesn't have Acrobat, there are other ways to create a PDF file from Excel outlined in this article on the BreezeTree website:

And even though you have Acrobat, it is worth reading for the PDF tips at the end of the article.
BreezeTree Software - Aug 3 2011 at 6:32am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Looks good. Can I buy it now, or when is the day?
Aug 3 2011 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Mark Hayes I just wondered if this FlowBrezze can be configured to show succeeding documents, rather than looking into a directory for the information?
Aug 3 2011 at 4:04pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Noggin the Nog - FlowBreeze is available on Bits Du Jour this Friday, August 5.

@Mark Hayes - For multiple, related processes, there are two ways to organize them effectively. The simplest way is to place them all in a single workbook, with each flowchart on a separate worksheet. Alternately, you can hyperlink between the documents, with the caveat that moving any file will break the link. Adding hyperlinks to flowchart shapes is covered on this page of the help file:
BreezeTree Software - Aug 3 2011 at 8:34pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, this is just the usual question.. Does the license cover work and home cpu? or just a single cpu? Thanks very much. Looks like good software.
Aug 5 2011 at 1:25am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Wm Shore,

Per the license agreement, you can run FlowBreeze on a work PC, a laptop, and a home PC under a single license.
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 1:27am Copy Link
VLM Just to be clear ... There are 2 versions of this software, called "basic" and "standard". Standard is the full version, so to speak, and that is what you offer here today ... correct?

(I mean, I CAN read ... but since most companies use "standard" and "pro", going the other way with "standard", I just want to double check. :):)
Aug 5 2011 at 7:21am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Yes, the Standard edition is what is on sale today.
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 7:38am Copy Link
Lupke Brother My wife was looking for this. She tested and we bought it. Works very good in Excel 2010. It is really very easy to use, has a seperate menu on the tab bar and a nice ribbon (in English). Thanks for the offer!
Aug 5 2011 at 8:23am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Lupke - I'm glad you and your wife like it and thank you for the kind remarks.

Thanks for the offer!

You're welcome!
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 8:27am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell My CNET USER REVIEW:
Easiest Way to Create Attractive Flow Charts

Offers a very easy, intuitive way of creating attractive flow charts...much better than using Office's native functions. Not as feature rich as standalone flow chart software Inspiration 9, but FlowBreeze is much less expensive, easier to learn, and more than adequate for most professional purposes.

Requires MSFT Office Excel to create Flow Charts, because FlowBreeze is an Excel add-in, not a standalone software. I view the creation of attractive flow charts from within Excel as a PRO, because it means one less software application to open in order to create a document.

Flawless installation of FlowBreeze in Office PPT 2010 on Win 7 x64-bit.

I rated 5 stars and voted with my wallet by purchasing FlowBreeze.

Aug 5 2011 at 10:13am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Preston -

"it did cause Excel 2010 to freeze and crash twice when loading a FlowBreeze template"

I'm sorry about the bug. This has never been reported before, so I would be very interested to know more details in order to patch the issue. Can you send me some more info to Specifically:

- Were you loading an .xlt or xltx template?

- Were you loading it from the Start window or directly from the FlowBreeze menu?

- What site did you download FlowBreeze from? (CNET/ hosts an older version).

- Can you check the event log? (Click Help Contents | View Event Log.)
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 10:36am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Preeston (cont'd) -

"FlowChart can't save to xls, doc, or PDF formats?"

FlowBreeze creates the flowcharts in Excel, so saving the spreadsheet saves the flowchart in the .xls/xlsx file. It will not save to Word, however. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office does not provide the same level of programmability across all applications. Word, for example provides no programming interface for adding connectors between shapes.

As for PDF's, Excel 2010 has built-in capability to save as PDF; Microsoft provides a free add-in to save Excel 2007 files to PDF; for Excel 2000-2003, there are free third party tools to save as PDF. More information is provided here:
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 10:44am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Opps....discovered how to add flow chart to Excel and Word, BUT...

The online Help manual is easier to use than FB's native Help. In online Help, I discovered that copy and paste is how a flow chart is inserted into Excel and Word. Ok, it works...even if it is not the most fluid method. AND IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU OFFERED A downloadable PDF version of the Help manual.

I still suggest developing these features:
Direct save to PDF.
A FlowBreeze for Word version.

Thank u Bits and BreezeTree for today's offer.
Aug 5 2011 at 10:57am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Preston -

Just to clarify, unless you are moving the flowchart to another workbook, you don't need to copy and paste the flowchart into Excel, since the flowcharts are created in Excel.

Also, there is a PDF version of the help file available on this page:
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 11:02am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell OPPS AGAIN...posted above without noticing Nicholas Hebb's replies.

REPLY to Nicolas: Stand Corrected! Re: Save / Formats / Word

Ah-h, FB saves to xlsx.
Also, a FB flow chart can be cut and pasted into an Excel spreadsheet or Word document--yes?
PLUS, a FB flow chart can be saved as an image; therefore, it can be inserted into PowerPoint, Word, or Publisher as an image, yes?

Conversion to PDF should not be issue, really...since I have Acrobat X Pro...which is also an Excel add-in that should allow me to directly convert a FB flow chart to PDF from within Excel.

Yes, I now understand the obstacle to developing a FB for Word. Creating a flow chart within Word has always been a nightmare...hence the need for FB!

Pardon my ignorance. But at least my CNET review gave FlowBreeze a 5-star rating on CNET! (As it was the first and only review.)

Thank you for your excellent and swift replies.
And kudos for great customer service.
Aug 5 2011 at 11:13am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Preston -

Yes, you can save the flowchart as an image for insertion into any other Office document. I usually recommend that instead of copying and pasting the flowchart directly. I also recommend saving as an EMF (which stands for Enhanced Meta File). EMF's have the advantage of rendering the text nicely if they are resized.

BTW, I never thanked you before for the CNET review. I really appreciate that!
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 11:25am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell To Nicholas -- Re: Additional Info about Template Glitch

I downloaded FB from the Bits du Jour link provided herein. Template Glitch occurred on trial version (license not registered yet). Again, I installed FB in Excel 2010 on Win 7 Pro x64. Also, I used FB for the first time today (hence noob status).

The first Template Glitch occurred when loading a template created during the 'intro' walkthrough. After completing the walkthrough, I attempted to load that newly created template from FB Menu - Templates button. Format was xltx. As the template loaded, Excel suddenly froze...and the Windows 'Program Not Responding' pop-up appeared....killing Excel was the only way out.

The 2nd Template Glitch after randomly selecting a xltz template from the menu of the FB Templates button. Again, Excel froze as described above.

I have not attempted to load another template...because aside from the Template Glitch, FB functions perfectly (so far).

I will try to replicate the Glitch by loading another template. Also, I will examine the Help event log and forward any useful info.
Aug 5 2011 at 11:39am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Preston -

I appreciate the follow-up on the template loading bug. I'm looking into the issue now, and again, it'd be a big help if you could email any event log data to
BreezeTree Software - Aug 5 2011 at 11:46am Copy Link
Gordon Price I have been using FlowBreeze since first version offered. Whenever I have had a question or a problem which are very few they have been handled immediately through the link. I am also a user of AllClear which this is very close to behaving like. The main problem with AllClear is that they will promise a newer version is coming out and expect you to pay several hundred dollars a year for minor updates. Most companies only expect you to pay for major updates. Thankfully FlowBreeze has great support and only expects you to pay for a major update. FlowBreeze is easy to learn and is simple to operate. I think because of the support behind the product it is one of the top flow chart programs out there. I wish their other products would be coming out soon so I could take a serious look at them.
Aug 5 2011 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Gren Bingham Hey, when I go to buy, this comes up with a "coupon expired" in the coupon field.

It is very confusing.

I have to click on recalculate and I get the full price with a new coupon code ... then I click recalculate again and it applies the discount.

I just suggested this to three other people ... please fix so I don't have egg on my face!!!!!
Jan 19 2012 at 3:43am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Gren I am sorry for the current coupon code issue.

I have just contacted the vendor to help us fix the problem and to see if we can add PayPal as a payment option.

We hope to have this fixed soon.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 19 2012 at 4:04am Copy Link
Paul Bosshold can I use this to easily make org charts?
Jan 19 2012 at 4:08am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Nick Hebb, owner of BreezeTree Software here.

@Everyone: I'm sorry about the expired coupon issue. The same coupon code was used in a past promotion as well as today's and I'm guessing the duplicate usage caused the problem. I have deleted the old promotion, so hopefully this resolves the issue, but just in case I have added a new coupon


@Gren: i'm sorry, but PayPal is no longer supported by the payment processor (Plimus) that is being used for this promotion. I will respond to your email separately.

@Paul: Although FlowBreeze has a tool that inserts branch structures (similar to org charts), I do not recommend it as an org chart tool - especiall since FlowBreeze is an Excel add-in and Excel already has an excellent org charting tool built in.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 4:39am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Todd: FlowBreeze is a flowchart automation tool that converts text into flowcharts in two ways: (1) interactively, creating flowchart symbols as you type, or (2) via a wizard, that takes all the text on a spreadsheet and converts it into a flowchart in a few steps.

In that light, it's not a project management tool (e.g., like a Gantt chart), and unless the time lines are in the form of a flowchart, I wouldn't try to sell you on it as such.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 5:05am Copy Link
Todd Greene Nick- Thank you very much for your assistance and your honesty. I create more timelines vs. flow charts. Regardless, the minimal investment to save some time creating a flowchart seems worth it to me.
Jan 19 2012 at 5:16am Copy Link
Eddie The Web site says that "FlowBreeze includes over 100 templates..."
Where are those located?
I found an empty Templates folder, and the ability to save and load my own templates, but what about the included ones?
Jan 19 2012 at 6:06am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Eddie: FlowBreeze 3 was just released a few days ago and the web copy and video still need to be updated. The newest version has a template generator that makes it easy to spit out a customize template in just a few minutes.

Instead of being distributed with the trial, the old pre-made templates will be made available for download separately. If you are interested, here is the link:
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 6:21am Copy Link
Royce Englehart Does this work with LibreOffice when you save their spreadsheets as Excel?
Jan 19 2012 at 6:40am Copy Link
Eddie Thanks Nicholas. Purchased!
Jan 19 2012 at 6:43am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Everyone: PayPal is now available through the buy button. (whew!)

@Todd: You're welcome!

@Royce: Sorry, but I'm afraid not. excel and Libre Office look similar on the surface but they are entirely different under the hood.

@Eddie: And thank you!
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 7:06am Copy Link
VLM Nicholas, the Plimus order form lists the product as "FlowBreeze Flowchart Software Standard". Is there a Super, Enhanced, Professional, or some other one-step-up version of this product? Or is this just a Plimus-ism?
Jan 19 2012 at 11:19am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @VLM: It's a legacy name from version 2. There used to be a Basic edition and a Pro edition was planned, but checking the edition at startup caused problems - if an add-in takes too long to load, Excel may disable the add-in. Starting with FlowBreeze 3.0, there will be only one edition. The Basic edition has been discontinued, and the planned Pro edition features will be rolled out in upcoming minor version releases. (Minor version updates are free,)
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 11:44am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Nicholas. But now this brings up another question ... are we buying version 2 or version 3 here? And if 2, will we have to pay to upgrade to 3? I just sent off funds for this promotion (money order), but I have no urgent need for this product, I will use it more downstream. So I could easily have waited a bit, if you see what I mean. Feel free to write privately or here, as you prefer.

Best regards,
Jan 19 2012 at 2:16pm Copy Link
Todd Greene Can I use FlowBreeze to create timelines?
Jan 19 2012 at 4:17pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @VLM: Today's deal is for version 3.

@Todd: Please see my reply to you above about the same question.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 7:05pm Copy Link
VLM Great, thanks!
Jan 19 2012 at 11:49pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @VLM: You're welcome!
BreezeTree Software - Jan 19 2012 at 11:55pm Copy Link
Peter C1 Dear BreezeTree Software (Nicholas Hebb)

Thanks for offering a choice of merchant system to buy FlowBreeze thru.

However, sadly neither PLiMUS nor PayPal offer the user - ''at the time of purchase'', the option to purchase a product either:
1. as a GIFT for somebody else,
2. to license in a name that's different to the name on the credit card, for example your credit card is in your married name but all of your software is licensed in your Maiden/birth name.

Which means, after purchase, the user/buyer has to contact the Vendor and hope that the vendor will agree to change the details for you: some will but many (especially single person enterprises) won't.

Sure PayPal is a quick purchasing system and may also see a greater return of funds to the vendor but it lacks flexibility, and PLiMUS cant even be bothered to ask for the name of the credit card which is a simple anti-fraud step.

IF separate billing and delivery addresses AND the name on the credit card was required AT The TiME OF PuRCHASE, then I (and many others(?)) would happily buy goods sold thru these 2 merchant providers, but until they do Avangate, RegNow etc, will be the preferred companies to buy thru.
Jan 20 2012 at 11:04am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Peter C1:

I'm sorry that you missed out on the promotion because of this. I can't speak for other vendors, but I'm willing to change the name of the licensee. It actually happens quite often when software resellers and corporate buyers purchase the software but want the license changed to be in the end user's name.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 20 2012 at 11:30am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Well, I bought Flowbreeze on august 5 2011 and must say it has been a good an helpfull product. I'm using version 2.6.21 and here I come to the annoying part:

There has been an update to version 3 for months now. Every time I click on the update link I get the message:

"Version is now available as an upgrade.
Upgrade discounts will be announced soon. You can run a 30-day trial of the new version side-by-side with the old one to test it out. Click the download button below to get the latest release."

This message has been there for months now. Will there ever be an upgrade discount announced or even possible? Or should 'old' users just buy this Bitsdujour deal to get there discounted upgrade? A bit strange isn't it Nicholas Hebb?

Make this point clear to all users!
Jun 10 2012 at 11:31pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Lupke,

A change has just been posted to the updates page with a link to the upgrade path.

I'm sorry for the verbosity that follows, but the delay in the upgrade announcement bears full explanation.

Version 3 of FlowBreeze had to be re-written from scratch in a different programming language in order to provide compatibility with the 64-bit version of Excel 2010. As with any re-write, the likelihood of introducing new bugs was an issue.

With most applications, testing needs to be done against all the different operating systems the program will run on. With FlowBreeze it's more complex. In addition to the 4 versions of Windows that FlowBreeze supports, it also needs to be tested against 5 versions of Excel. And on top of that, there are extra considerations for the 32-bit vs 64-bit versions of Excel 2010 and issues involving various language packs.

In short, the number of permutations is too great to test each feature on all of the systems over various language packs. Some FlowBreeze customers run Excel 2010 on Windows 2000 and others run Excel 2000 on Windows 7 - so these aren't just edge cases.

It did take longer than I expected (or wanted) to work through the reported issues for version 3, but since the last update (, all the issues reported to date have been patched. The upgrade notifications could have gone out sooner, but with thousands of existing customers, I really didn't want to promote it until I was sure that the upgrade experience was smooth.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 11 2012 at 8:36am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Nicholas Hebb,

Thanky you for your very clear and convincing answer. Flowbreeze is a good product, so I am confident about the next releases!

50% discount for an upgrade is good, but with 67% on BDJ I'm buying a new license of course!
Jun 11 2012 at 11:07am Copy Link
Dianne Moses Your website states that the software is compatible with Excel 2010, however the Bitsdujour site mentions only up to Excel 2007.
Would you mind clarifying this discrepancy?
Many thanks
Jun 13 2012 at 3:16am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Dianne - FlowBreeze supports Excel 2010 - both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. (I'll try to get the description on Bits du Jour updated.)
BreezeTree Software - Jun 13 2012 at 3:41am Copy Link
Patrick J. Purchased, thanks for this offer and software. Keep on the good work.
Jun 13 2012 at 6:25am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Thanks Patrick!!
BreezeTree Software - Jun 13 2012 at 6:42am Copy Link
Dianne Moses Thank you for the quick reply. Much appreciated.
Jun 13 2012 at 6:45am Copy Link
Tomas Barth I am single user on 3 computers in Sweden and 3 computers in the Phillipines. Noone else than me use them. Is it sufficient with 1 license for me?
Jun 13 2012 at 6:46am Copy Link
Franck Waserman it's brilliant !
Thanks :)

(and I'm happy I didn't have to go through Plimus, RegNow or whatever... I much prefer to paypal my orders, right from the developer website !)
Jun 13 2012 at 6:46am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Dianne - you're welcome.

@Franck - Thank you!

@Tomas - The license agreement states that the software can be installed on a work PC, a laptop, and a home PC under a single license. It sounds like you have special circumstances. Can you contact me at so we can discuss this offline?
BreezeTree Software - Jun 13 2012 at 6:55am Copy Link
Robert Rodenberg Are there update pricing? I have a previous version. I need to know BEFORE I buy this ver.
Jun 13 2012 at 10:24am Copy Link
Lupke Brother @ Robert Rodenberg,

Read my comment above. Upgrading is 50% discount, so you pay $30. If you buy a new license today you pay $20. Do the math :-)
Jun 13 2012 at 10:32am Copy Link
VLM Do you offer a payment option that makes available payment by cash, money order, PayNearMe, or the like?

Also, what is the current version, and (with Robert), what's coming "soon"?
Jun 13 2012 at 2:35pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @VLM - I'm sorry, but we don't offer any of those payment methods for the one day discount. The current version is 3.0. There are minor updates planned in the near future, but I tend not to pre-announce features until I know that they work as intended.

@Lupke - Thank you for the assistance with Robert's question.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 13 2012 at 2:59pm Copy Link
VLM Interesting, you used to! (Plimus, at the very least.)
Jun 13 2012 at 6:39pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @VLM - We do through the regular sales page, but for these promos we need to pick one payment processor. I don't know if Plimus has ironed out the issues with PayPal, but the last time we a ran a Bits du Jour promo, Plimus wasn't offering PayPal. Because of PayPal's popularity among Bits du Jour customers, going with a processor that doesn't offer them isn't practical.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 13 2012 at 6:57pm Copy Link
VLM That may be, but using PayPal directly eliminates all other options, more or less. Next time try FastSpring, or perhaps Avangate.
Jun 13 2012 at 7:00pm Copy Link
Thriftslut Questions about formatting final chart:

Once the chart is completed,

Can the connectors be formatted in regard to thickness or color?

Can the borders of symbols be formatted re thickness and color?

Oct 20 2012 at 2:47pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @RemoJoe - sorry for the slow reply. I was out of town yesterday. There are a number of ways to edit the formatting.

- Apply styles will apply the styles, as configured in the Settings, to all shapes in a single click.

- Edit Flowchart will open a dialog allowing you to change the styles for each shape individually, and to change the line style for all connector arrows.

- Clicking on a shape or line will activate the Format tab in Excel 2007-2010, allowing quick access to many formatting tools (e.g., Shape Outline Weight allows changing the thickness.)

- Right-clicking on a shape or line and selecting Format Shape from the context menu will open the format dialog, with many options to fine tune the format.

I hope this answers your questions. If there is anything else, I will be around to provide quicker responses today. :-)
BreezeTree Software - Oct 21 2012 at 2:15pm Copy Link
Franck W. I bought last time and already told how good is flowbreeze. The update process is a little not-that-user-friendly as you have to download, uninstall previous version by manually launching the uninstall process, then, at last, install the new version.
I don't understand why the installer doesn't auto-peform the uninstallation of the previous version.
But... flowbreeze is the most user-friendly solution to make easy, beautiful and feature-rich charts. I love it!
Oct 22 2012 at 1:30am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Frank W.,

This is the just nature of COM add-ins and the way they are installed in the Windows registry. There are techniques that allow you to update a new version of the add-in directly over the old version but doing so can corrupt the registry. Forcing the uninstall of the old version prior to installing the new one ensures the integrity of the registry is maintained.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 22 2012 at 1:37am Copy Link
Greg Newell Can you use formulas or just text?
Oct 22 2012 at 7:00am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Greg - The Microsoft Equation objects are separate, if that's what you're referring to. The Equations don't really integrate with other shapes.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 22 2012 at 7:47am Copy Link
Greg Newell Ok, thx. I was thinking I could make dynamic flow-charts based on user interaction. This apparently is more of a graphics tool. Still nice.
Oct 22 2012 at 11:22pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Greg - yeah, there are several ways to interpret "dynamic". I'm just guessing, but you may be looking for something along the lines of a decision support system.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 23 2012 at 1:28am Copy Link
Michael R. As a former buyer of FlowBreeze v2 I just found out that the current version v3.x does not work with my v2-license key any more.

Haven't used FlowBreeze for a while, I am wondering which is the last version of v2, I am allowed to use with my key and where I can download it?
Mar 9 2013 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Michael - Your version 2 license key will work with any version 2.X release. The last release of version 2 was 2.6.16. For version 3 you would need to order a new license. Send an email to support {at}, and I'll send you a link for the version 2 download .
BreezeTree Software - Mar 10 2013 at 1:05am Copy Link
Sarah K Any multilingual version possible?
I missed a german version.

Mar 10 2013 at 3:24am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Sarah - I'm sorry, but there isn't a multilingual version.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 10 2013 at 3:48am Copy Link
Emma Sousa What version is being sold as part of this deal? Is it some version in 2 and you are currently at 3 which will force the user to pay for an upgrade? Or are any upgrades included at all?
Mar 11 2013 at 11:12am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Emma - This promotion is for version 3, which is the latest version.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 11 2013 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Emma Sousa Excellent thanks for responding
Mar 11 2013 at 1:53pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb You're welcome!
BreezeTree Software - Mar 11 2013 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Albert Wong We are headquartered in Singapore but have operations in various countries in the AP region. We are considering using this tool for our process analysts and process improvement project members. We think we have 10 users at HQ and another 10 spread over 4 other countries. Instead of buying 20 user licenses, can I buy a site license and distribute the licenses to the other countries.
Mar 12 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Albert - Yes, a site license would be applicable. We often sell site licenses to teams that are geographically dispersed.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 12:31am Copy Link
Albert Wong Hi Nicholas - Thanks for the prompt answer. I have tested FlowBreeze in the previous offer and found it to be very useful and easy to use. Somehow I missed to place my purchase on time so I make sure that I get it this time.
Mar 12 2013 at 4:47am Copy Link
Joseph Dager Does it have a version for excel users on a MAC?
Mar 12 2013 at 6:39am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Albert - You're welcome, and if you have any other questions, just let me know.

@Joseph - I'm sorry, but FlowBreeze is Windows only.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 6:49am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, any chance of this working with Excel 2013 (which I have) any time soon? Thx.
Mar 12 2013 at 7:21am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale FlowBreeze is Excel 2013 compatible. If you had trouble installing it, send me an email at and I can help troubleshoot the issue..
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 7:29am Copy Link
Ric Hi. Can I install a single license on my desktop and laptop?

I downloaded the trial to test. Whenever I use the Flowchart Wizard I keep getting the following parsing error:
"Parsing error. 'XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit), Excel 2000, 2002 XP' is not a valid connection Id. Original entry: 'Download available for: Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32 and 64 bit), 7 (32 and 64 bit), Excel 2000, 2002 XP, 2003, 2007, 2010', located in cell A7."
Mar 12 2013 at 7:55am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Ric - For wizard entries containing commas, you will need to enclose the entry in quotes. I recommend that you use the Apply Parsing Syntax tool (under the Flowchart Wizard drop down). The parsing syntax has a lot of options, which are covered in depth on the help page:

If you have any other questions, please contact me at
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 8:25am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, thanks for answering my question about FlowBreeze & Office 2013 (I have ver 2.6). Just to see I ran 2.6 and it installed into Excel 2013 fine. Are there any significant improvements or changes (and/or a link showing same) to the 3.0 version of FlowBreeze (I have to confess, I've never actually used it but think it's a great concept). Thx.
Mar 12 2013 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Ric Thanks for the reply, Nicholas.

With the little testing I've done with the program, I'm quite impressed with the program. Funny that this deal came up today considering that I was looking at SmartDraw yesterday.

Also, does the program come with templates? Because when I click on Templates -- Load Template, I can't find any with the program.

Does a single license allow for a desktop and laptop installation, or are 2 licenses necessary?
Mar 12 2013 at 2:38pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens I bought FlowBreeze the last time it was offered here at BDJ. I don't need it that often, but it's really nice to work with it.

This new offer reminded me to look for a newer version, and indeed there is one (I'm using, the current version is I downloaded it and tried to install it over the existing version, but as soon as I start the installer, it tells me that "another version" is installed and the installation can't continue. Excel is not running. Do I have to uninstall FlowBreeze in order to install the update?
Mar 12 2013 at 4:28pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale - there isn't a consolidated list of differences between version 2 and 3, but if you go to the download page on the BreezeTree website and scroll down to the change log, you can see all the features that have been added since version 3.0.

@Ric - FlowBreeze doesn't come with pre-made templates. Instead it has a template generator that you can use to create your own re-usable title blocks and swim lane outlines.

Also, a single license will allow you to run it on both a desktop and laptop.

@Jan-Christoph Ihrens - Yes. because of how COM add-ins are registered in the Windows registry, the old version will need to be uninstalled before installing the update. Your settings and license key information will remain intact through the uninstall / re-install process.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 5:43pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb *** Update Notice ***

A significant bug has been reported in the Flowchart Wizard. We develop custom versions of FlowBreeze, and part of the code for one custom version was merged into the main branch, affecting the layout generated by the Flowchart Wizard. The merge will be reverted and an update will be posted to the BreezeTree website within the next few days.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 6:06pm Copy Link
InterestedParty I would have liked to have bought this, but, alas, PayPal is up to its usual tricks again. "The card you entered cannot be used for this payment. Please enter a different credit or debit card number." - yes, and I can enter as many cards as I have, if they don't like you, you can't buy.
No problem, luckily there are vendors who have proper payment processing and don't use PP.
Mar 12 2013 at 10:37pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Gernot - I'm sorry about this issues with PayPal. We do use another payment processor (FastSpring) for our regular operations, but they don't have a built-in affiliate tracking system that makes it easy to run offers through promotional sites like Bits du Jour.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 12 2013 at 11:00pm Copy Link
Danny This application can also be used on alternative Excel program as PlanMaker of SoftMaker Office?

Except Windows I hate all other Microsoft products! ;-)
Mar 13 2013 at 9:02am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Danny - I'm sorry, but it only works with Excel.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 13 2013 at 2:37pm Copy Link
Danny @Nicholas Hebb,

Yes, too bad! So be it! Thanks for your comment!
Mar 13 2013 at 2:45pm Copy Link
Nick Kobe Forgive me if this question is addressed at your website as I have not gone there to determine if it is addressed. So, I need to know if the software is "integrated" as an extension into Excel or if it is standalone? I use Softmaker Office Professional which produces documents, etc. compatible with MS Office and so I would be interested in FlowBreeze if it is standalone and reads MS Excel compatible documents/spreadsheets. Thank you!
Sep 22 2013 at 12:21pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Nick - FlowBreeze is an integrated Excel add-in, not a standalone application.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 22 2013 at 12:59pm Copy Link
Nick Kobe Thanks for your prompt reply. There may be a significant number of folks that do not use MS Office or products (I have Windows Office 7), but replaced it so I could have applications on more then one computer at a reasonable price. As a suggestion you might want to consider adding a standalone version. Thanks!
Sep 22 2013 at 1:09pm Copy Link
Jon Spain I bought a previous BdJ offer in June 2012 and I can't see an upgrade on the website. Nick, can you tell us all about that, please?

Sep 23 2013 at 12:44am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Jon - If you bought a license in June 2012, then your current license would still be valid for the latest release. Due to how add-ins are registered in windows, you will need to uninstall the old version before installing an update, but other than that updating only requires downloading and running the most recent setup. Your license information and any customized settings are retained between uninstall and reinstall.

Also, please note that the latest version uses the .NET 4.0 framework, which requires Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP Service Pack 3.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 23 2013 at 12:54am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, this is similar to previous question, I purchased FlowBreeze in August of 2011 (I admit I still haven't actually gotten around to using) but would that version be upgradable to this version (with or withing purchasing). I do understand the part about needing to uninstall and reinstall. Thx.
Sep 23 2013 at 4:27am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb In 2011 we were still selling version 2, so an upgrade would be required to purchase version 3. The standard upgrade discount is 33% off, so Bits du Jour promo is a better deal.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 23 2013 at 4:44am Copy Link
Mappi75 Does it work with any language version of excel?
For example german?

Sep 23 2013 at 7:39am Copy Link
Manie de Bruin When will this software support windows 8 and office 365 ?

Sep 23 2013 at 9:58am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Mappi75 - it will work with any language version in the sense that it does run, however the dialogs all all in English.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 23 2013 at 11:09am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Manie - Currently, the web component of Office 365 only supports add-ins with very limited capabilities. FlowBreeze does run on the desktop Office versions that support 365, and it does run on Windows 8.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 23 2013 at 11:11am Copy Link
PC USER Can FlowBreeze be used to generate org. charts using the Text-To-Flowchart functionality; in the same manner that one can use it to generate flowcharts?

For example,
could it read the text of employees data and generate a Company Org Chart?
Sep 23 2013 at 2:37pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @PC USER - I'm sorry, but FlowBreeze does not create org charts the same way that the Flowchart Wizard creates flowcharts. FlowBreeze has been on the market for 7 years and suddenly this has become a popular request. It has jumped to the top of the planned feature list, and if it proves to be a feasible idea to implement, it will be added in a minor release. However, I don't have a time estimate for when it will be available.
BreezeTree Software - Sep 23 2013 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Matt Hello Nicholas,

Can you tell us when version 3 was released?

And when might you expect to release version 4?

Thank you.
Apr 17 2014 at 10:00am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Matt,

Version 3 was released two years ago. The product is stable, and any plans for a version 4 will be held off until it becomes clearer where Microsoft is going with the next version of Excel.
BreezeTree Software - Apr 17 2014 at 10:06am Copy Link
Matt Hi BDJ,

None of the screenshots seem to be displaying properly (very small). I've noticed this for the past couple of days on various software titles. Others seemed to have noticed this too.

Thank you.
Apr 18 2014 at 1:30am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Matt,

I'm glad you like it!

Regarding the screenshots, the full FlowBreeze screenshot can be viewed here:
BreezeTree Software - Apr 18 2014 at 1:45am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Matt - I am sorry about the issue. We are in the middle of changing our system of showing the images. When this is done all images should display fine. We hope to have this ready in the next few days.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 18 2014 at 2:19am Copy Link
Chad Snelson Is there a way to export the flow charts and import them into Visio so that we can make workflows with sharepoint?
Apr 18 2014 at 7:12am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Chad,

I'm sorry, but there isn't an export to Visio feature.
BreezeTree Software - Apr 18 2014 at 7:40am Copy Link
Chaz Stipkovic Can I install on a laptop and my tower? Just me using it, but would be nice to use when Im traveling as well.
Apr 18 2014 at 8:41am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Chaz,

Yes, you can use it on both your desktop and laptop under a single license.
BreezeTree Software - Apr 18 2014 at 8:47am Copy Link
Chaz Stipkovic Sweet. Sold :)
Apr 18 2014 at 9:48am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Chaz - Great! If you have any other questions about FlowBreeze, don't hesitate to ask.
BreezeTree Software - Apr 18 2014 at 10:38am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, I have an older version, is there a link showing the changes from the last to current version? Thanks vy much.
Apr 18 2014 at 11:59am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi bvssunnydale,

Yes, the change log can be found here:
BreezeTree Software - Apr 18 2014 at 12:02pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, what version # is this? I went to your site and it's certainly hard to find.. Thanks.
Jan 21 2015 at 5:45am Copy Link
Hawkeye @bvssunnydale, It's version 3.15.1118. It's listed clearly on the download page.with the requirements along with PDF help files.
Jan 21 2015 at 6:58am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi, bvssunnydale - @Hawkeye is correct. If you have any other questions, I'll be checking the comments for the rest of the day.

Also, a general note about the PDF help file: There is an integrated help file available within the software (via the Help menu), so you do not need to download the PDF unless you prefer that format.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 21 2015 at 8:55am Copy Link
Michael R. Is there a discount for upgrades from v2 too?
What is the last v2 version and where it be downloaded?
What are the main advantages of v3 (over v2)?

Thanks a lot...
Jan 21 2015 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Michael R.,

> Is there a discount for upgrades from v2 too?

The standard upgrade discount is 33% off, so today's Bits du Jour offer is a better deal.

> What are the main advantages of v3 (over v2)?

At one point we had a compiled list of changes, but version 3 was released three years ago and many incremental improvements have been added since then. The full list of changes can be found (in reverse order) here:

> What is the last v2 version and where it be downloaded?

The last version 2 release was v2.6. It can be downloaded here:
BreezeTree Software - Jan 21 2015 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Stefan Hauber As version 3 is - as you say - now some years on the market, can version 4 expected to be published soon and if yes, is it free for today's buyers?

Will version 3 run under win10 too?
Jan 21 2015 at 2:28pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Stefan,

The update / upgrade policy is as follows:

- Major version upgrades are free for one year after the date of purchase.

- Major version upgrades after the one year period are available at a discount for licensed users.

- Minor version updates are always free (for your licensed major version).

(For version, ‘1’ is the major version, ‘2’ is the minor version, and ‘3’ and ‘4’ are the release and build numbers.)

FlowBreeze is fairly mature and currently there aren't many new features that can be added without pushing the envelope beyond Excel's capabilities. So for now, we will wait and see what Microsoft will be doing with upcoming releases of Office to decide if and when a version 4 will be developed.

The current release of FlowBreeze is built with the .NET 4.0 framework, which is the highest version of the framework that still runs on Windows XP. In the very near future, a minor update (free) will be released that splits the product into two - a Windows XP / Excel 2003 version that runs on the .NET 2.0 framework, and the default version (Excel 2007+) that runs on the latest version of .NET (currently 4.5.2). This split will allow FlowBreeze to continue running on Vista, Windows 7, 8 / 8.1, and the upcoming Windows 10 as well as the upcoming version of Excel. If you happen to be running a Windows XP system or are using Excel 2000-2003 and purchase a new PC, the license can be transferred to your new computer.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 21 2015 at 3:12pm Copy Link
Michael R. Any plans, to offer your tool
'Spreadspeed – Excel® Utilities and Auditing Tools'
on BDJ too?
Jan 21 2015 at 3:12pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Michael R. - Yes, I plan on submitting Spreadspeed to BDJ for consideration soon.
BreezeTree Software - Jan 21 2015 at 3:16pm Copy Link
Disco79 Hi.

Do you have any more info or a date for the "Spreadspeed" here at BDJ?

Feb 6 2015 at 6:41am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Michael,

I don't have a time estimate. I've been pretty busy and haven't submitted Spreadspeed to Bits du Jour for consideration.yet. I'll try to get on that this coming week.
BreezeTree Software - Feb 6 2015 at 7:53pm Copy Link
Disco79 Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to this :)

Feb 8 2015 at 3:32am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb Hi Michael,

Just a quick update: Spreadspeed is now scheduled for May 13th.


Nicholas Hebb
BreezeTree Software - Mar 30 2015 at 4:52pm Copy Link
Disco79 Hi,

Nice to hear! I note this in my calendar.

Michael Falk
Mar 31 2015 at 11:32am Copy Link
Roberto Spreadspeed for the newcomers please :)
Sep 15 2015 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Roberto - We've run Spreadspeed on BDJ before and will probably do so again in the future. :-)
BreezeTree Software - Sep 15 2015 at 7:16pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, is there a comparison chart showing what's new between ver 3 and ver 4 of this (I admit I have ver 3 but have never really used it). Thanks.
Mar 13 2016 at 11:00am Copy Link
John Moverley Has anyone successfully installed this on a windows 10 machine running Excel 2016?

I am getting an error message

Installing Office customization
There was an error during installation.
From: file:///E:/Users/John/AppData/FlowBreeze4/FlowBreeze4.vsto
Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E.ACCESSDENIED))

I have version 3 running successfully>
Mar 13 2016 at 3:54pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale - Version 4 added support for Excel 2016. We release new major versions when new versions of Excel come out then add features in minor releases (see the version 3 change log for examples -
BreezeTree Software - Mar 13 2016 at 7:20pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @John Moverley - It's been installed on a number of Windows 10 systems without any issues. There are two things that stand out in the error message that I need more info on. Since you also emailed our support, I'll take this issue offline.
BreezeTree Software - Mar 13 2016 at 7:26pm Copy Link
Wol Barabas Will this work with OfficeLibre Calc? Many of us have gotten off the Microsoft money train.
Oct 18 2016 at 8:15am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Wol Barabas - I'm sorry, but this is only for Microsoft Excel. Although different spreadsheet tools look similar on the surface, they are completely different to program against.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 18 2016 at 8:37am Copy Link
Wol Barabas Thank you, I'll keep using yED.
Oct 18 2016 at 9:07am Copy Link
Retired Engineer Is there an ability to generate executable code from a FlowBreeze flow chart? Is there a way to do this from Excel 2010?
Oct 18 2016 at 9:23am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Retired Engineer - I'm sorry, but no it cannot. I've only seen that with very specialized / expensive software (e.g., LabVIEW).
BreezeTree Software - Oct 18 2016 at 9:50am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, just wondering if you could provide a link comparing previous versions of FB (I have ver 3). Thanks
Oct 27 2017 at 5:55am Copy Link
Dave Moffatt Can this create Entity-Relationship diagrams with symbols applicable to database applications?
Oct 27 2017 at 6:08am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Dave Moffat - The shapes are possible to create, but the relationship lines cannot be done. FlowBreeze uses Excel's built-in shapes and lines. The Excel lines only have five possible end points - a filled diamond, a filled circle, and three styles of arrowheads - so you wouldn't be able to create an ERD with all the options.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 27 2017 at 11:32am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale - I do not have a side by side list, but the changes over time are logged here:

FlowBreeze v4 supports Excel 2016, and v3 does not. It has reached peak maturity and is being maintained, but there are only a few more features I plan to add in the future.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 27 2017 at 11:39am Copy Link
François Panneton Is there a way to get the same deal on your other sotware, Spreadspeed so I can buy both product?
Oct 27 2017 at 5:13pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @François Panneton - If if was a deal run on my own site, then I would be happy to oblige. But since this offer is being made through Bits du Jour, we aren't currently set up to do that.
BreezeTree Software - Oct 27 2017 at 5:58pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, the license terms are more than a bit stingy - one installation on one computer? Everyone has one (or more) at work, one (or more) at home, etc. I have a version 3 AND a version 4 Flowbreeze license already but multiple cpus (and I would never be using Flowbreeze on more than one cpu at a time) and I still haven't spent 2 hours using Flowbreeze since I've purchased it (that comes to about $20 an hour!). I admit I'm a bit of an impulse buyer of software - but I don't violate license terms). I realize some people might use it a lot but your pricing is absurdly high for such a niche product. (and I suspect BitsDuJour has a lot of buyers like me.) Please reconsider the license.
Jun 23 2020 at 4:55am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale:

The way it's phrased on the promotional text is:

> "Each license allows installation on a single computer and a laptop."

That means 1 PC + 1 laptop = 2 systems. But the actual license agreement is a bit more permissive. It states the following:

> "We hereby grant you a nonexclusive license to use one (1) copy of the Software on any single computer. If the Software is permanently installed on the hard disk or other storage device of a computer (other than a network server) and one person uses that computer more than 80% of the time, then that person may also use the Software on a portable and a home computer."

That obtuse bit of legalese boils down to: you can install it on a work PC, home PC, and a laptop under a single license.

Hop that clarifies things,

Nicholas Heb
BreezeTree Software
BreezeTree Software - Jun 23 2020 at 1:16pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Way better, thanks very much for the clarification. ALSO since I have ver 4 I'm wondering if there's comparison of ver 4 with the newer ver 5 (I believe)? Thanks for any help you can provide. I'm sure I'll be purchasing (it's an addiction).
Jun 24 2020 at 9:31am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @bvssunnydale: The change log can be found here:

We use a third party software library to interface between our code and Excel. That vendor rolled out a new major version to support Excel 2019 and fix some low-level issues caused by Windows update 1903. So we in turn had to roll out a new major version when upgrading our license through them.

The product is mature and mostly feature stable, so the only additions so far have been the addition of an Org Chart Wizard, some minor features for adding connectors to / from multiple shapes and to / from pictures, and some minor bug fixes.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 24 2020 at 2:32pm Copy Link
HJ User 1. Can a completed flow chart be sent to and display in excel on someone's computer that does not own flowbreeze?

2. Can a completed flowchart be exported to a graphic, so that excel is not necessary to display it.

3. Will a completed flowchart display on a excel for mac?

4. Will the flowchart modify when underlying data is modified on excel?
Jun 25 2020 at 4:26am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @HJ User:

1. Yes. It's a regular Excel file. FlowBreeze leverages the built-in Microsoft Office Shapes, so it's all native with no external dependencies.

2. Yes, there is an Export as Picture tool.

3. FlowBreeze itself will only run on Windows versions, but the resulting file should open fine in Excel for Mac, since it supports Office Shapes as well. The only reason I say "should" is because I do not own a Mac and haven't tested this in years, but I assume they didn't make any breaking changes that would cause problems with Shapes.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 25 2020 at 12:33pm Copy Link
HJ User You persuaded me to download and install the software. There does not appear to be a pdf manual with the software or on your website. There is only a website help screen/tutorial and numerous articles.

If there is a pdf manual, where can I get it. If not, why don't you take all of those individual articles and create a proper manual from them?

I cannot understand why some software providers will not take the time to create a useful pdf manual.

Are there any video demonstrations?
Jun 25 2020 at 3:11pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @HJ User: I discontinued making PDF's and creating videos for each new version. I tracked the downloads and views for each, and surprisingly less than 0.5% of customers utilized either. They just aren't worth the time and cost, to be honest.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 26 2020 at 12:21pm Copy Link
Ed I have a v4 license - what is the cost to upgrade from v4 to v5 (i purchased it in 2017)?
Jun 26 2020 at 5:51pm Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @Ed: The normal upgrade discount is 50% off, so you're better off with this BitsDuJour deal.
BreezeTree Software - Jun 26 2020 at 6:38pm Copy Link
Ed @Nicholas Thanks!
Jun 26 2020 at 6:55pm Copy Link
HJ User Does this program produce an interactive flowchart? e.g., a link can be embedded in one or more of the flowchart elements so that, when pressed, another document opens (pdf, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, text) or an audio or video is played?
Feb 19 2021 at 6:58am Copy Link
Nicholas Hebb @HJ User - Yes, you can link to websites, documents or media files. A more detailed answer can be found on our site:
BreezeTree Software - Feb 19 2021 at 7:34am Copy Link
HJ User @ Nicholas Hebb - Great! This sells the product to me.

When links are included in the flow chart, there is the problem of how to smoothly steer the user back to the flowchart when the link has established its purpose. I do not see that issue discussed on your site. Do you have any recommendations?

For example, a key combination that closes all documents that were opened via the chart, and a restoration of the cursor back to the place on the chart that the user was last at.


A key combination that puts the opened link, but brings the chart back to the front at the point the user was last at.

It would also be helpful to have a history of what links have previously been opened.and also the ability to print out a list of all of the links in a chart.

I see the potential value of breezetree acting as a way to organize documents and events in a business or legal or medical folder or as a genealogy presentation.
Feb 19 2021 at 8:13am Copy Link

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