How to make a splendid circular flow chart

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
Presentations that you create for your customers or partners, should be unique, but there are very few predefined SmartArt graphics that you can use. Probably, you have seen expensive circular flow charts on the Internet. But you don’t need to spend extra money to create the splendid chart like this.
A splendid circular flow chart in PowerPoint 2016

To make chart like this, do the following:

1. Add the first shape:

1.1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, select Shapes :

Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

1.2. In the Shapes list, from the Basic Shapes group, choose the Block Arc shape:

Basic Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

2. Format the Block Arc shape:

2.1. Change sizes for the shape (under Drawing Tools , on the Format tab, in the Size group), for example:

Size Shapes in PowerPoint 2016

2.2. Change the thickness and format of this shape using yellow points:

Thickness of shape in PowerPoint 2016

3. Add two oval shapes:

Two oval shapes in PowerPoint 2016

For this example, the blue circle diameter is 5.25 cm and the yellow one diameter is 6 cm.

4. Union and subtract shapes:

4.1. Select blue shapes and under Drawing Tools , on the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, choose the Merge Shapes dropdown list and then select Union :

Union shapes in PowerPoint 2016

This operation creates new shape:

United shapes in PowerPoint 2016

4.2. Select the new shape and the yellow circle, then under Drawing Tools , on the Format tab, in the Insert Shapes group, choose the Marge Shapes dropdown list and click Subtract :

Subtract shapes in PowerPoint 2016

This operation creates another new shape:

Subtracted shapes in PowerPoint 2016

5. Add new oval shape in the center of the new shape.

6. Copy the shape three times and then rotate copied shapes:

Four shapes in PowerPoint 2016

To rotate selected shape, do one of the following:

  • Use the rotation handle in the top of the selecting border:
    Rotation handle in PowerPoint 2016
  • Under Drawing Tools , on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, select some commands in the Rotate dropdown list:
    Rotation in PowerPoint 2016

7. Add texts and other adjustments for these shapes:

Four formatted shapes in PowerPoint 2016

Then you enter a text, for some shapes it entered in wrong direction. To change the direction, do the following:

1.    Right-click on the shape and choose Format Shape… in the popup menu:

Format shape in popup in PowerPoint 2016

2.    On the Format Shape pane, on the Text Options tab, in the Text Effect group, in the 3-D Rotation section, choose the appropriate angles of Z Rotation for each shape (90 o , 180 o and 270 o ):

Shapes rotation in PowerPoint 2016

8. Add pictures to the shapes.

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