Isn’t the diagram beautiful? What if I say, it took less than 60 seconds to create this diagram? Surprised? Read on…
The usual way of drawing circle diagrams is messy:
The usual way of drawing a circle diagram with segments is to use ‘Pie’ tool from Auto shapes menu.
Here is the typical result of using the Pie Shape in PowerPoint:
The method not only gives you messy results, but also makes it difficult to create variations fast. The reason is – you don’t have an easy way to measure the angle of the segments you create. So, you need to keep experimenting till the various pieces fit together properly. That takes a lot of time and effort (and calculations too!).
Today, we will create the diagram using PowerPoint chart function instead of the usual auto shapes tool. The method gives you complete flexibility to create the diagram with any number of segments you desire.
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Step 1: Insert a Pie chart
Open a slide. Go to Insert -> Chart ->Pie and select the first option
You will get the following result using the in-built data that PowerPoint uses:
Delete the legend and chart title. Go to Design Option in the Menu Bar and select the look and feel of the chart.
Our base pie chart is ready. But, the segments of the circle are not uniform yet.
Step 2: Edit data in the accompanying worksheet
We want to create a circle diagram with 5 uniform segments. So, right click on the pie chart and go to ‘Edit Data’ option.
Since the total angle in a circle is 360°, we will divide this by 5 to get our 5 segments. So, we enter a value of 72° for each of the 5 segments. Remember to drag the ‘blue selection’ to cover all the 5 data points as follows:
Voila! We got our circle diagram with 5 segments.
Related: Tutorial to create Designer PowerPoint Pie Chart
Step 3: Giving the finishing touches
You can enter your text in each of the segments. Add gloss at the top edge and a shadow at the bottom. The result is a beautiful PowerPoint circle diagram:
You can create the diagram with as many segments as you want. You just need to divide 360° by the number of segments you need. When you enter the data in the accompanying worksheet, make sure that you drag the blue selection to accommodate the data you entered.
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