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Easy Steps on How to Make a Radial Chart in PowerPoint

Jun 19, 2023

Do you want to create a new creative design for your data comparison in PowerPoint?

Today, we will show you how to make a radial chart in PowerPoint. This way, you can easily visualize and differentiate data in presentations. 

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

Make a Radial Chart in Your PowerPoint Presentations

If you want to elevate your visual representation of your data in PowerPoint presentations, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Microsoft PowerPoint on your computer.

    Open your PowerPoint presentation on your computer.
  2. Select a blank presentation where you will create a radial chart.

    select a blank presentation for your radial diagram
  3. Create a new slide for your radial chart template, then select the "Layout" option from your "Home" tab. Click the "Blank" slide layout.

    add a new slide, go to the "Layout" option and select the "blank" presentation slide.
  4. Go to the "Insert" tab and select "Shapes" from the "Illustrations" section.

    Go to the"Insert" tab and select "Shapes" from the illustration section.
  5. Select the "Partial circle" shape from the "Shapes" drop-down menu, and drag it to your slide deck.

    Select the "Partial circle" shape from the basic shape section and drag it to your slide deck.
  6. To scale your partial circle, click the shape and notice the two yellow dots at the sharp corners of the circle.

    this shape will serve as your radial chart's outer body, then notice the two yello dots at the both end.
  7. Select and drag the other end (yellow dot), then scale your shape.

    Select and drag the yellow dot to your specific scale for your radial diagram
  8. Once you've scaled the shape, right-click the partial circle and duplicate it. Then, position the duplicate shape over the first shape and ensure it is properly synced.

    Then duplicate another one for the inner part of your radial chart.
  9. To distinguish the duplicate shape, click it and go to the "Shape Format" tab. Select the "Shape fill" and choose a specific color for it.

    Select "Shape format" tab to change the color of the other pie chart icon and choose a specific color.
  10. Then, go to the "Insert" tab, then select "Shape." Choose "Partial circle" from the "Basic Shapes" options.

    Then select "Insert" tab and click "shapes," choose again partial circle to create a whole radial diagram for your PowerPoint template.
  11. Drag and trace the other partial part of the pie from your slide deck, then adjust it until you get the whole picture of your radial chart.

    duplicate another shape and scale it to create a smaller inner radial diagram for your template.
  12. You have now created your icon for your radial charts PowerPoint templates.

    You have now create the whole radial chart on your slide deck.

Quick Tip: Check out our blog post about adjusting the transparency of shapes in your MS PowerPoint for more detailed instructions.

Add Labels to Your Radial Chart

To insert data labels into your radial chart, follow these instructions:

  1. Select the drop-down menu for shapes from the "Home" tab of your PowerPoint presentation and choose a specific shape from the "Basic shapes."

    Select the rounded rectangle on the shapes from your Home tab
  2. Click and drag the particular shape near your radial chart and select "Lines" to connect your data.

    click and drag it beside your radial chart, then choose line for the shapes options.
  3. Once you've connected the rectangular shape to your radial diagram, double-click the shape and type its respective labels for your radial chart.

    Connect all the rounded rectangel to your radial chart through the lines. Then double the specific shape you want to add data.
  4. Go to the "Insert" tab and select the "text box."

    Go to the "Insert" tab and select "text box" for the title of your radial diagram.
  5. Then, insert it below the shapes to provide information and descriptions about that data.

    Then insert the text box below the rounded rectangle you create earlier and add description.
  6. After typing all the information and description, you have fully created your radial diagram on PowerPoint presentation.

    You have now completely create a radial chart template from your PowerPoint presentation.

Final Thoughts on How to Make a Radial Chart in PowerPoint

Learning to create a compelling and unique visual representation for your radial diagrams in PowerPoint can elevate how you present your data. After all, radial charts are among the best diagrams to show the significance of two similarities and standard deviations of raw data.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Creating Radial Diagrams on PowerPoint Presentations:

What are the different kinds of radial bar charts?

Here are some types of radial bar charts for presentations:

  • Basic Radial Chart

  • Multiple Radial Bar

  • Circle Charts

  • Gradient Circle Chart

  • Stroke Circular Gauge

  • Semi Circular Gauge

What are the four types of charts?

The four types of charts are:

  • Line Charts

  • Bar Charts and Histograms

  • Pie Charts

  • Cartesian Graphs

What advantages do radial charts offer?

With radial charts, you can examine the relative strengths of the various factors and the location's overall strength relative to others.

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