How to create seven elements graph or seven factors diagram

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
This seven elements pie or doughnut chart will teach you some important PowerPoint tricks, which will allow you to create an appealing circular diagram. It is using a combination of Excel charts and SmartArt shape editing tricks.

These tricks will be shown on the example of Enterprise Resource Planning Diagram:

A seven factors diagram in PowerPoint 2016

    1.    Add the doughnut chart with seven parts (just like an example):

    1.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Chart button:

Chart in PowerPoint 2016

    1.2.    In the Insert Chart dialog box, on the Pie tab, choose the Doughnut chart:

Doughnut chart in PowerPoint 2016

    1.3.    In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, enter as many parts of your doughnut chart as you want and in the proportions, you like:

Chart in PowerPoint 2016

The doughnut chart will look like:

Doughnut in PowerPoint 2016

    1.4.    Format the doughnut as you want:

    1.4.1.    Right-click on the chart and choose Format Data Series… in the popup menu:

Format Data Series in popup PowerPoint 2016

    1.4.2.    In the Format Data Series pane, on the Series Options tab, choose Doughnut Explosion and Doughnut Hole Size:

Format Data Series pane in PowerPoint 2016

    1.4.3.    Add labels, pictures and any other adjustments you like:

A seven factors diagram in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Create the centered picture:

    2.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes dropdown list and then choose the oval shape from the Basic Shapes group:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

    2.2.    Make the size of this oval shape enough to fill the center of your doughnut chart:

Centered circle in PowerPoint 2016

    2.3.    To help to create seven arrows, on the Shapes dropdown list, in the Stars and Banners group, select the Star: 7 Points shape:

Star 7 points shape in PowerPoint 2016

Positioning this shape in the center of the circle shape:

Star in circle in PowerPoint 2016

    2.4.    Add the second oval shape:

Circle in star in circle in PowerPoint 2016

    2.5.    Add the arrow shapes:

    2.5.1.    On the Shapes dropdown list, in the Block Arrows group, select the Arrow: Down shape:

Arrow Down shape in PowerPoint 2016

    2.5.2.    Add shapes from the ray of the star shape to the smallest circle:

Arrow to the circle in PowerPoint 2016

    2.5.3.    Copy the arrow, rotate it and positioning from the next ray to the centered circle:

Seven arrows to the circle in PowerPoint 2016

    2.5.4.    Remove the helping shapes:

Seven arrows in PowerPoint 2016

    2.6.    Format arrows and position them in the chart:

A seven factors diagram in PowerPoint 2016

Note: To rotate all shapes, select them and group (under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, select Group dropdown list and then click Group).

See also How to select and format object in the slide with a big number of objects.

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