How to use progress pie charts for numbering in PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint
  • 2016
There are different ways for numbering in PowerPoint, but you always can create something creative and modern. This tip is about one of the ways for creating a numbering using modern progress circle pie charts.

See also numbering list.

Agenda numbering in PowerPoint 2016

To create a numbered list like the one above, do the following:

    1.    Create several progress pie charts for every list item:

    1.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Chart button and then choose the Doughnut chart.

    1.2.    In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, enter the data:

  • Volume = INT (point number * (pie chart parts) / (total number of items in the list + 1))

    Note: the INT formula is used for cases when number of items can't be divided to the pie chart parts, e.g. 4 items, in that example you will see:
    1 * 24 / (4 + 1) = 4.8, using the formula INT, the answer will be rounded to 5.

    For this example:

    • First point = 1 * 24 / (3 + 1) = 6:
      Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint in PowerPoint 2016
    • Second point = 2 * 24 / (3 + 1) = 12;
    • Third point = 3 * 24 / (3 + 1) = 18;
  • Rest = 100 / (number of parts) – Volume:
Different numbering in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    Choose colors for the pie charts, for example:

Different colored numbering in PowerPoint 2016

    3.    Change the width of the pie chart:

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

Format Data Series in popup PowerPoint 2016

    3.2.    In the Format Data Series pane, on the Series Options tab, choose the volumes of the Doughnut Hole Size field:

Doughnut Hole Size in PowerPoint 2016

    4.    Add the new pie chart for borders:

    4.1.    On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Chart button and then choose the Doughnut chart.

    4.2.    In the Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint dialog box, enter the data stream for 24 parts (or other number you used in the formulas):

24-parts data stream in PowerPoint 2016

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

Select data in PowerPoint 2016

    4.4.    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

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

Format Data Series in popup PowerPoint 2016

    4.6.    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

    4.7.    Format chart area, plot area to create unfilled area without borders – on the Fill & Line tab (see progress pie charts for more details):

  • In the Fill section, choose No fill.
  • In the Border section, choose No fill.

    4.8.    Change the width for the new chart like in the p. 3.

    5.    Positioning the charts to show parts:

Charts for numbering in PowerPoint 2016

Make any other adjustments to get the look you desire.

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