How To Create Infographics Using PowerPoint

Creating Infographics is a concise yet highly informative way of conveying your message to your audience. Through infographics, you can tell an otherwise lengthy process, story, history, and comparison in one page. However, creating infographics using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe AfterEffects or even Adobe PowerPoint can be a time-consuming and meticulous process. For anyone who would want to create impressive infographics with the software that you already have, you can actually create infographics using PowerPoint.

Make Your Presentations or Websites More Attractive

Aside from being time-saving, using PowerPoint for infographics is easy. To start with, you can create infographics using hundreds of readily available PowerPoint templates and infographic templates from our website. All you have to do is look for a template that best matches your theme, subject, topic or idea and you can easily work around that template. For more specific needs, you can read on and follow the instructions on how to create infographics using PowerPoint.

Related: Check out the Animated PowerPoint Infographic Template

Open a Blank Spreadsheet and a New Slide

Step 1: Start with a blank presentation and a new slide. Change the slide orientation to Portrait.

Step 2: Change the slide’s size to 6″width by 11″ or 12″ height.

Insert SmartArt Graphics to Create Diagrams

Step 3: From here, you can start creating your infographic using the Drawing function of PowerPoint. You can create shapes and put text into shapes, as well as add you own images. To show a process, you can create diagrams using SmartArt. Meanwhile, you can also create tables, charts and graphs.

Step 4: Once you have completed your infographic, you can now easily find a theme. Just choose from the numerous slide background designs and color themes.

Put Images, Text, Shapes and SmartArt

Step 5: Once your infographic is complete, you can save it as PDF, using the minimum size, to publish it online.

Step 6: Keep in mind to change the view as the PDF saves. Change the size of the PDF so you can see the entire infographic in one page. Then click Print Screen and do the following:

  • Open MS Paint and paste the screenshot. Crop the image and rotate to portrait view. Save this as a new image.
  • You have created your first infographic. You can now upload this to your website.

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6 comments on “How To Create Infographics Using PowerPoint

  1. Thanks, but is there an option to make really beatiful infographics with PP?
    I doubt – the more you want to go into details, the more things someone will miss, e.g. multi-page/screen handling etc.
    Its a nice start, though; but for professional use, … good luck 😀

    1. Dear Konto.

      Thank you for leaving your comment. This article is old dated and today there are plenty of tools available and infographics makers. For professional use I’d say that Illustrator or Photoshop can be a good fit, but if you want to try a different approach I’d suggest to check the Infographic Slides at SlideModel.com. Combining their shapes into a slide can help to create infographics without leaving PowerPoint editor.

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