Create Designer PowerPoint Pie Chart

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Spice up your PowerPoint Chart with this simple yet remarkable technique of adding a frame. Follow our step by step instruction to take your pie charts to the next level. This tutorial has been updated with step by step video on creating the pie chart.

The designer pie chart you’ll learn to create today is:

Designer PowerPoint Pie Chart

Where to use Designer Pie Charts?

Such well-formatted and professional charts are extremely useful in marketing presentations, where you want your slides to look attractive and attention grabbing.

If you have any experience in presenting data oriented slides to restless audience, you know that ‘usual’ charts can put your audience to sleep. This article shows you a simple way to makeover your ‘usual’ pie charts in a step by step way.

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Or follow the step by step process outlined below:

Step 1: Create your basic PowerPoint Pie Chart

The first step is to get your basic pie chart in place. So, select your data and create your simple 2D pie chart. Here is a simple pie chart we created with the standard sample data:

Basic PowerPoint Charts

Step 2: Create the background frame

The next step is to create the background frame to house this pie chart.

Go to Auto shapes menu. Select the ‘oval’ tool and draw a perfect circle while holding the ‘Shift’ tab.

Make a copy of this circle. Right click and choose ‘Size and Position’. Select ‘Lock Aspect Ratio’ and resize the copied circle to 90%.

size and position menu

Place the smaller circle at the center of the larger circle as follows:

 Layered Circles

The next step is to add that metallic gradient to the outer frame. For this, select the outer circle, Right click and go to ‘Format shape’ option.

Format Shape Option in PowerPoint

Choose ‘Fill’ -> Gradient fill -> Preset colors -> Chrome II. Let the outline color be dark grey by going to Line Color> Solid Line and selecting one of the dark grey shades.

Framed Circle

Select the inner circle, fill ‘white’ color, make the outline ‘Dark grey’ and add inner shadow as follows:

setting shadow options in menu

Right click on the smaller circle. Go to ‘Format Shape’ -> Shadow -> Presets -> Inner -> Inside Center. Increase the size of the blur to 19pt. The result will be as follows:

Proper Frame for Pie Chart

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Step 3: Position the frame behind the pie chart

The last step is to group the two circles using ‘Ctrl + G’ option, copy and paste them behind the pie chart using ‘Send to Back’ option.

Basic Pie chart with frame

When you add gloss and shadow to the pie chart you will get the final result as follows:

Designer PowerPoint Pie Chart

As shown above, you can choose to move the legends to the top, to allow space for shadow. This designer PowerPoint Pie chart is bound to make your audience take notice of your slides.

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Pie Chart with Gold Frame from CEO Pack

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3D Pie Chart from CEO Pack

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Drill Down Pie chart from CEO Pack

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The pack has a lot of data driven and editable chart templates to help you create professional slides in minutes. Just copy our pre-designed data driven charts to your slides and replace the sample data with your specific data set.

It is probably the quickest way to create professional charts without spending hours trying to enhance their look and feel.

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