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Tutorial for Relationships 003 – Honeycomb

Using the Honeycomb

This type of framework is used to show an interrelated group within a whole. The example shows a way to use both of the frameworks in this series together; but they can, of course, be used independently.

Once you have identified the best-suited PowerFramework, download it to a specific location on your computer so you'll be able to find it (the desktop is always a good choice).

Customizing the Honeycomb


If you want to change the size/shape of the PowerFramework, be sure to group it and resize the entire group. Once resized, ungroup to proceed with other customizations.


Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the PowerFramework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. Select "No line" if you want to eliminate the outline of the object, or change the line point size if you want thinner or heaver lines.

3D variations

Be conservative when applying 3D. Don't make the effect too deep, maybe 12 points. Also, ordering/layering needs to be corrected, depending on the direction of the 3D view.


Adding a shadow to the comb framework adds too much confusion to the structure. Avoid using shadows here. Use a very conservative shadow for the contents framework.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

The gradients should be used conservatively, especially if there is text within the sections.


Animations should be selected that will enhance the meaning of the message, not merely to add interest to the slide.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

RE003 – Relationship 003 – Honeycomb

Possible use example

Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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