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Using Pie Chart with Breakouts

These frameworks provide a defined space for lots of breakout text. Sometimes it is necessary and appropriate to create presentations that are text intensive (those that are not intended to be shown onscreen). Well, in those instances, these frameworks will help you develop a very tidy and easily understood page of segments and their associated breakout descriptions.

There are 7 version: 2 segments through 8 segments.

Customizing the Pies and Breakouts

Adjust size

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. Hold the shift key down as you resize to rescale the graphic.

Color variations

Select color from your document's color palette or a complimentary color so that the framework will reflect the color scheme of the rest of your document. Do not eliminate the lines unless the pieces are different colors.

PowerPoint 2007 options

Anytime segments are very close or right next to each other, the formatting options decrease. Bevels and shadows are okay, but the depth should be very shallow.

3D variations

3D doesn't work with these frameworks.


Shadows don't work with these frameworks unless you group just the pie segments and then add a shadow to the whole group. Do not add shadows to the breakout elements of the graphic.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

Gradients can be used to create a distinction between the pieces. The lines can then be eliminated. Gradients can also be used with the breakout elements.


Animations should be selected that will enhance the meaning of the message, not merely to add interest to the slide. Simple reveals are best with this type of framework.

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