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PowerPoint: Creating an Infographic

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Overview

Learn how to design compelling infographics quickly and easily using Microsoft PowerPoint.

You don't need to use fancy tools to create an infographic. With PowerPoint, you can create a visually interesting and compelling infographic quickly and easily. Follow along with PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann as she walks you through the process. Heather begins by showing how to track down the right elements for your infographic, including how to import Illustrator graphics. Next, she shares how to design and create your own scalable shapes and custom graphics within PowerPoint, work with PowerPoint icons, and add and format text boxes and charts. Finally, Heather steps through how to adjust your infographic and export it for a variety of different outputs.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Creating infographics quickly with PowerPoint
1. Changing the Page Dimensions
  • When to change the slide size
  • How to change the slide size
  • Working with the ruler, grid, and guides
2. Importing Stock Infographic Elements
  • Importing an Illustrator graphic
  • Converting vector files using the web
3. Creating Your Own Infographic Shapes
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Drawing lines
  • Drawing more complex shapes
4. PowerPoint Icon Graphics
  • Inserting a PowerPoint icon
  • Formatting the icon
  • Converting the icon to a shape
  • Aligning icons
5. Adding Text Boxes
  • Placeholders vs. text boxes
  • Inserting a text box and adding text
  • Formatting a text box
6. Inserting a Chart
  • Adding a chart in PowerPoint
  • Adding and removing chart elements
  • Formatting a chart
7. Exporting Your Infographic
  • Exporting your infographic as a PDF or picture
  • Ways to increase the export resolution
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Heather Ackmann

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