Creating a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

Although PowerPoint 2013 is primarily a presentation tool, you can also use it create simple charts such as Venn diagrams.

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Make a Venn diagram in PowerPoint 2013:

ADD SHAPES

1.

Open a new presentation in PowerPoint.

2.

Clean up your canvas by changing the layout. Under Home > Layout, choose the Blank Presentation style.

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

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Click the Insert tab and select SmartArt. SmartArt is a library of shapes which are useful for making presentations with charts and diagrams. You can style SmartArt shapes to suit the needs of your slide.

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In the Choose a SmartArt Graphic window. choose Relationships > Basic Venn. Scroll to the bottom of the middle section to see this diagram type. There are also options for Stacked Venn, Radial Venn, and other related diagram types.

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

ADD TEXT

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PowerPoint has a dialog box for adding text to your Venn diagram. Fill out the text fields for each circle in the bullet point list.

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

STYLE YOUR VENN DIAGRAM

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Right-click one of your Venn diagram circles. Select Format Shape. This will bring up a right-side panel with formatting options for both the text and the shape. Try changing the color—we switched our top circle to bright orange.

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

ADD TEXT

1.

PowerPoint has a dialog box for adding text to your Venn diagram. Fill out the text fields for each circle in the bullet point list.

2.

Repeat for additional circles. This diagram uses the theme colors of blue, orange, and green. We’ve kept the default font styles.

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The standard layout can be spruced up; just click the Design tab. Here, we’ve kept the first theme, but changed the background to the third variant, with a black background, white text and circle outlines, and different shades for our circles. Looks good!

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

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Let’s say that rather than a PPT file, we want to save our Venn diagram as a PNG image. Under File > Export > Change File Type, you have this option. Here’s what the final Venn diagram designed in PowerPoint looks like:

Creating a Venn diagram in PowerPoint

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Venn diagram in Lucidchart

ADD A LUCIDCHART DIAGRAM TO POWERPOINT

1.

You can easily add Lucidchart Venn diagrams as image files in PowerPoint. In Lucidchart, choose Ctrl (Cmd) + D to download your file as an image.

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Open a blank presentation in PowerPoint. Under Insert, choose Images. Find the image you’ve downloaded from Lucidchart. Here’s what the PowerPoint canvas looks like with a Lucidchart Venn diagram embedded.

Lucidchart Venn diagram in PowerPoint

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