How to create PowerPoint progress pie chart

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
Today there are two popular design styles: Material Design from Google and Metro UI from Microsoft. Both are using flat circular progress indicator. This tip shows how to create a similar progress indicator for your presentation.

See also How to create an Arc length chart in PowerPoint .

Progress pie chart in PowerPoint 2016

To create a progress pie chart like the one above, divided to the 24 parts like a clock, do the following:

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

Chart in PowerPoint 2016

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

Doughnut chart in PowerPoint 2016

3. In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, enter the data stream with the volume and two formulas:

  1. = volume / 24 (you may choose any other number of parts)
  2. = 100 / 24 - volume :
Doughnut chart data in PowerPoint 2016

4. Choose colors for the added pie chart, for example:

Colored pie chart in PowerPoint 2016

5. Add the new pie chart for borders:

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

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

5.3. In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, enter the data stream for 24 parts:

24-parts data stream in PowerPoint 2016

5.4. Under Chart Tools , on the Design tab, in the Data group, click on the Select Data button:

Select data in PowerPoint 2016

5.5. On the Select Data Source dialog box, click on the Switch Row/Column button:

Select Data Source in PowerPoint 2016

The new pie chart should look like:

24-parts pie chart in PowerPoint 2016

5.6. Right-click on your chart data and choose Format Data Series... in the popup menu:

Format Data Series in popup PowerPoint 2016

5.7. In the Format Data Series pane, on the Fill & Line tab:

  • In the Fill section, choose No fill :
    Format Data Point pane in PowerPoint 2016
  • In the Border section, choose Solid fill , select white color and increase width in the Width field:
    Choose border color and width in PowerPoint 2016

5.8. Format chart area:

5.8.1. Right-click on the chart area and choose Format Chart Area... in the popup menu:

Format Chart Area in popup PowerPoint 2016

5.8.2. In the Format Chart Area pane, on the Fill & Line tab:

  • In the Fill section, choose No fill .
  • In the Border section, choose No fill :
    Choose no Fill chart area and no border in PowerPoint 2016

5.9. Format plot area:

5.9.1. Right-click on the chart area and choose Format Plot Area... in the popup menu:

Format Plot Area in popup PowerPoint 2016

5.9.2. In the Format Plot Area pane, on the Fill & Line tab:

  • In the Fill section, choose No fill .
  • In the Border section, choose No fill :
    Choose no Fill plot area and no border in PowerPoint 2016

6. Positioning the charts to show parts:

24-parts pie charts in PowerPoint 2016

Make any other adjustments to get the look you need.

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