A Doughnut chart is a visually very attractive variation of Pie Diagrams. There are two types of these charts. Doughnut and Exploded doughnut charts. Let’s look at how you can design and manipulate data in Doughnut charts
Inserting Doughnut charts in PowerPoint
Doughnut chart is a default chart type provided in PowerPoint 2012. To insert a chart, just head over to Insert tab in the ribbon and choose ‘Chart’ from the dropdown.
You can find the above mentioned two types of charts in the ‘Doughnut’ section as illustrated below.
You can manipulate sectors in the dough nut graph similar to that of a pie diagram using excel data. Simply create a new column and input the necessary value.
Inserting Doughnut charts in PowerPoint 2007 or earlier
There is a simple way to create a dough-nut by taking basic pie chart as base.
- First insert a Pie Chart into the current slide either by clicking on the chart icon on the dialog box or through Insert -> Chart
- Edit the chart type by right clicking on the chart and selecting ‘Chart type’ from the dropdown and just choose the flat pie chart
- Modify all the necessary data and remove the extra legends and scale toolbars that you get by default along with the chart
- Now in Autoshapes button in the dialog box, choose the Oval tool. Place it in middle of the pie chart with a smaller radius so the pie diagram looks like a ring
- The default background color of the oval shape may be light blue, just click on it and in Format , Choose the white color.
If you face any problems while inserting doughnut chart, let me know through comments.