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How to Make a PowerPoint Infographic | Productivity

PowerPoint has a native tool for creating infographic. With the SmartArt feature, you can choose flow and chart templates that display data in an organized manner, which helps enrich the presentation and make it more appealing to audiences. The program offers separate options in categories such as lists, process, cycle and image. It features designs that combine relevant information with related photos. Here's how to infographic in the Microsoft slide editor.

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Step 1. Navigate to the presentation slide that should contain the infographic. From the PowerPoint menu, press Insert and select SmartArt;

Access the PowerPoint SmartArt tool Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the PowerPoint SmartArt tool Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the PowerPoint SmartArt tool Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. From the left menu, choose the type of infographic. Templates in the List category are best for displaying text only, while Process templates are best for creating timeline;

Select a SmartArt template to create an infographic. Photo: Reproduction / Paulo AlvesSelect a SmartArt template to create an infographic. Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Select a SmartArt template to create an infographic. Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 3. When selecting one of the templates, the infographic will appear on the current slide. Click on the text boxes to edit the infographic;

Personalize SmartArt content with text and information Photo: Reproduction / Paulo AlvesPersonalize SmartArt content with text and information Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Personalize SmartArt content with text and information Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Step 4. Once the information has been entered, select the picture and access the color selection menu located in the Design menu;

Access the SmartArt color menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the SmartArt color menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the SmartArt color menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 5. Hover over color options to test which one suits your presentation best. Click to apply the new color palette;

Choose a color for SmartArt Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Choose a color for SmartArt Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 6. With the infographic ready, resize the picture to fit your slide. In general, the elements that make up the design are interconnected, so you can move them without messing up the layout.

Adjust SmartArt dimensions Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Adjust SmartArt dimensions Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves