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This is a basic pie chart, which shows segments of a whole; but it has been reduced and moved to the left-hand side of the slide. Other information can occupy the right-hand side of the slide.

Pie charts usually show percentage points, but can represent other values that make up a whole. If you plot other values, you should indicate the total amount of the whole, e.g., 100% = 55 new car types. 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.

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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