Creating an infographic using Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful tool for presenting ideas, data, and information in a concise and visually captivating way. This post will focus on creating an infographic using PowerPoint.

The infographic has become a popular communication tool in the past few years due to the ease of disseminating complex data and information to a wide audience. The infographic should display data and information and explain complex concepts and relationships in a straightforward manner using compelling and effective visuals that make abstract ideas easy to understand. While there are various kinds of infographic, the most common types are the informational infographic, timeline infographic, and charts infographic. Designing an effective infographic requires a lot of planning.

An outstanding infographic is more than just a collection of fancy images, graphs, colours, and text. One of the most important considerations when creating an infographic is the design tool(s) to use. Usually, people use photo editing tools such as adobe Photoshop and Gimp to create infographic presentations. However, with the growing popularity of the infographic, there has been an accelerated development of online infographic development tools. Some of the most popular infographic tools include Lunacy, Piktochart, Canva, and Venngage. Each of the mentioned tools has its benefits and drawbacks. The common drawback is that you need to buy a premium subscription to use some of the essential features required to create a presentable infographic. For example, Venngage allows you to create an infographic free but you must pay to download the completed design. Microsoft PowerPoint is an excellent alternative to the commercial infographic tools. There are two options for creating a infographic using PowerPoint.

You can create an infographic from scratch using PowerPoint’s inbuilt tools such as SmartArt, graphs, and charts. This approach gives you the freedom to design your infographic to meet specific needs and preferences. The first step is to design your layout by customizing the width, height, and orientation of your presentation. Most infographic presentations use the portrait orientation. However, the landscape orientation may be ideal if you want to include multiple data segments in you presentation. Once you have customized your slide, you can start inserting your text, images, and charts using the inbuilt tools.

The second approach is to create the infographic using the PowerPoint infographic templates. The Microsoft package comes with several preinstalled infographic templates. The main drawback of these templates is that they might not meet all your needs and preferences. In such as case, you can download the appropriate templates from the Microsoft website.

In conclusion, you have several options when it comes to creating an infographic. You can use the most convenient tool to deliver an outstanding presentation. Consider using Microsoft PowerPoint if you cannot afford the premium infographic tools.

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