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Infographics are visual representations of information or data intended to present information quickly or clearly. Microsoft PowerPoint offers features that can help you to create an infographic diagram.
Why should you use Infographics?
Infographics provide benefits in displaying information efficiently, and they combine the written word with graphical elements to put huge ideas into smaller spaces.
Does PowerPoint have an Infographic template?
Yes, infographics templates are offered in PowerPoint, with several templates that you can choose from, so if you do not want to create an infographic diagram from scratch, you can use a template and edit it instead.
How to add Infographics in PowerPoint?
To make and insert Infographics in PowerPoint, you need to follow these steps and processes:
- How to create an infographic using SmartArt
- How to insert an infographic template in PowerPoint
- Changing the color of the template diagram
- Inserting text in a template infographic diagram
- Inserting icon in a template infographic diagram
1] How to create an infographic using SmartArt
To create an infographic using SmartArt, follow the steps below.
Change the slide to a blank layout.
Click the Insert tab and click SmartArt in the Illustrations group.
A Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box will open.
Inside the dialog box, you can select any diagram you want to use to create your infographics.
In this tutorial, we click Picture on the left pane and select Circular Picture Callout from the list.
The diagram will appear on the slide.
A Type your text here dialog box will appear on the right.
Enter the text that you want into the box for each layer.
Now we will add color to the shapes in the diagram.
Click on the larger circular shape and click the Home tab.
Then select Shape Fill in the Drawing group and select a color from the menu.
Now we want to insert pictures into the smaller circles.
Click the picture icon within the circle.
In the Insert Pictures dialog box, select Stock Images.
A dialog will open to choose images from the tabs shown Images, Icons, Cutout People, Stickers, Videos, Illustration.
We choose some images from the Icon tab by typing what we are looking for, selecting the image, and clicking Insert.
The image is added to the diagram, do the same for the other two.
Once the images are added, you will notice that you will not see the circular shape anymore.
To place the image in a circular shape, click the Home tab and select the Oval shape in the Drawing group and draw it over the shape.
Then right-click the circle and select Send to Back from the context menu.
The image now looks like it’s in a circle.
Do the same for the others.
Now we want to add a theme to the diagram.
Click the Design tab and select a theme from the menu in the Themes group.
In this tutorial, we have selected the Droplet theme.
Now we have a simple infographic diagram created from a SmartArt diagram.
2] How to insert an infographic template in PowerPoint
In Microsoft PowerPoint, you can insert an infographic template within your PowerPoint slide. Follow the steps below.
On the backstage view, click More templates.
Type infographic into the search box.
A list of templates related to infographics will pop up.
Select an infographic template from the list.
In this tutorial, we have selected the template Financial infographic poster.
The template will be downloaded and inserted into your slide.
3] Changing the color of the template diagram
To change the color of the shapes in the diagram, click the shape.
Then go to the Home tab and click the Shape Fill button in the Drawing group.
Select a color from the menu.
The other method is to click the Design tab and select a theme from the menu in the Themes group.
4] Inserting text in a template infographic diagram
To insert text into the infographics template, Zoom the slide first.
Then click in the textbox and type.
5] Inserting icon in a template infographic diagram
To insert an icon into an infographics template, right-click the icon on the template.
Then select Change Graphic and click Stock Images from the context menu.
In the dialog box, click the Icon tab and search for an icon; select it and click Insert.
The picture is inserted in the template.
We hope this tutorial helps you understand; how to add infographics to PowerPoint presentations.
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