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Segmented Wheel with Hub and Segmented Halos

Using Wheels with Segmented Halos

These frameworks show pieces of a whole when the representation need not be data driven. The halos outside the segmented wheel (sliced pie) shows external forces or spheres of influence or layers of the whole (onion). The outer layers or "halos" are split in several ways so that you can color code the framework for clarity or as an additional identifier. The center can be used as a hub or as a radiation point.

Customizing the Wheels and Halos

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.

Color variations

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. 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. The bevels look okay, but they take space away from holding text. The above-left example above looks like upholstery (?).

3D variations

3D doesn't work with these frameworks.


Shadows don't work with these frameworks.

Gradients, patterns, and pictures

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


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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