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This chart contains three basic pie charts, each of which shows segments of a whole. Pie charts usually show percentage points, but can represent other values that make up a whole. In this case, the pie charts share a common set of labels. Using a legend is recommended rather than duplicating the labels on each chart.

When you add your data to the worksheet, the labels will need to be realigned on the slices. You may need to add/delete some of the label fields. Depending on the colors in your color palette, you may need to reassign a color for the numberic value in a slice so that it is visible. You can do this by double clicking on the numeric value and then selecting a font color from the font menu.

Part of series: DD012 Data-Driven Charts 012 – Pie Charts

Series Keywords: pie charts, pieces of a whole; segments of whole, slices, 100%

Pie charts simply illustrate segments of a whole. The value is placed inside the slice and the label for the slice is placed outside the slice. In keeping with the "no redundancy rule" for presenting material, use a legend when multiple pies on a slide have the same labeling scheme. At this point you will need to change the color of each slice from colors in your template's palette.

When imported into your presentation template, these charts will adopt the defaults established in your presentation template. Refer to the tutorial for this series, the FAQs for working with data-driven charts, the best practices associated with data-driven charts, and the feature article for October 2006 for more information about uses and formatting.

Key search words: pie charts, pieces of a whole; segments of whole, slices, 100%

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