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How to Add Infographics in PowerPoint

May 28, 2023

Do you want to add an infographic to your PowerPoint presentations but don't know how?

Learn how to add infographics in PowerPoint to simplify complex data in your presentations. s

In this blog post, we will go through the following:

Create Infographics for Your PowerPoint Presentation

To create infographics for your PowerPoint, all you need to do is:

  1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer.

    Open PowerPoint presentation on your computer
  2. Select a blank presentation for your infographic template.

    select a blank presentation for your data visualization
  3. Go to the "Design" tab and select "Slide size" from the "Customize" section. Then, click "Custom Slide size" from the drop-down menu.

    Click "Design" tab and select "Slide size." Then click "Custom Slide size."
  4. A dialog box for "Slide size" will appear. Select "Portrait" from the "Slides" section and click "Ok."

    Click the "Portrait" options in the Orientation Slides of your PowerPoint infographic.

Change the background color of your infographic design

Presentation colors are important in communicating your message. To change the background color of your infographic design, you need to do the following steps:

  1. When your slide turns into "Portrait," go to the "Design" tab and select "Format Background."

    Click "Format Background"
  2. Click "Solid Fill" from the "Format Background" on the right side of your presentation.

    Select the "Solid Fill" from the "Format Background" pane
  3. Select "Color" and click a specific color you want to use for your infographic template.

    Select a specific color for the background of your infographic in PowerPoint

Note: You can also choose the "Gradient Fill," "Picture or texture fill," or "Pattern Fill."

Add text boxes, icons, shapes, and other visual elements for your infographics.

  1. After creating an infographic slide, go to the "Insert" tab and click "WordArt" for your title.

    Select WordArt for the title of your PowerPoint infographic
  2. Then, insert the icons and shape you want to use on your infographic template.

    Insert icons and shape for your infographic in PowerPoint

    After you've put all the icons and text boxes, you have created PowerPoint infographics.

    Insert some text box for each stages of your PowerPoint infographic

Custom icons from infographic slide

To customize the inserted icons on your infographic slide, follow these steps:

  1. Select the specific insert icons on your presentation slide and click the "Graphic Format" tab.

    Select the icon from your PowerPoint infographic slide
  2. From the "Graphic Styles" section, click "Graphic Fill" and choose a desired color for your icon.

    Select "Graphic Format" tab and click "graphic fill." Then select a desired color for your infographic in PowerPoint.
  3. Once you click it, the fill color on your icon will change according to that hue.

    It will directly appear infographic in PowerPoint

Insert Infographic Templates in PowerPoint

Suppose you're using a PowerPoint infographics template from Simple Slides and want to insert them. All you need to do is:

  1. Download the infographic templates you want to use on your specific PowerPoint slide.

  2. Open the existing presentation.

    Select from your PowerPoint's library an existing presentation
  3. Click the "New slide" drop-down button and select "Reuse slides."

    From the drop-down menu of "New Slide," click "Reuse Slides"
  4. When the "Reuse Slides" pane appears on the right side of your presentation, click "Browse."

    Click "Browse" from the Reuse slides pane
  5. Once File Explorer opens, click the downloaded infographic template you saved.

    Select your downloaded infographic templates on your File Explorer and click "Open."
  6. Select a specific infographic you want to use when all the templates appear in the "Reuse Slides" pane.

    From the "Reuse Slides" pane, select a particular infographic you want to insert in your slides.
  7. After you select it, it will automatically display on your slide.

    Once you click it, you now have infogrpahic in PowerPoint

Use infographic templates from the SmartArt feature of PowerPoint

Use Microsoft PowerPoint's SmartArt feature to add charts and diagrams as visual components to your business presentation.

Quick Tip: Check out our guide on how to use SmartArt in PowerPoint.

Use Modern Infographic Design from Simple Slides

Are you looking for perfect data infographics for your presentation slide? Visit Simple Slides and access over 10,000 templates, slides, and infographics for your presentation.

Final Thoughts on Creating Infographics in PowerPoint

Adding a PowerPoint infographic can elevate your presentation. You can simplify data presentation and keep people engaged throughout your speech.

Check out our Simple Slides YouTube channel to watch our presentation video tutorials.

Frequently Asked Questions About Creating Infographics in PowerPoint Presentations:

What are the seven types of infographics?

Here are the common types of infographics based on their uses:

  • Data visualization

  • Naming timeline infographic

  • Anatomy

  • Process and how-to instruction

  • Comparison

  • Lists

  • Maps

What are the elements of an infographic?

The five elements of infographics are:

  • Data

  • Copy

  • Story

  • Design

  • Graphs or Charts

What is the basic goal of an infographic?

Infographics can help people understand complex concepts using visual aids.

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