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How to Make a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

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Venn diagrams are those neat charts of overlapping circles, and it makes it easy to understand what two types of data do or don't have in common. In this screen cast I'll show you how to create them.

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How to Quickly Make a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

 Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that complement this video to learn how to make a Venn diagram in PowerPoint.

1. Add a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint

To get started let's come over to the Insert > SmartArt.

Insert SmartArt
Start by choosing the SmartArt icon so you can choose the Venn diagram.

Here on the left side, let's go ahead and choose Relationship. Now, find this Basic Venn option, and let's choose it and insert it. 

how to make a venn diagram in powerpoint
Find the Venn Diagram in the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog.

2. Adjust & Label the PowerPoint Venn Diagram

What I like to do is go ahead and make it nice and large so that there's plenty of room for our content. I'll grab the corner and drag it out to increase the size of the diagram, then I'll go ahead and add a couple of points here on either side to indicate items that don't overlap, or that my two categories don't have in common.

Label PowerPoint Venn Diagram
Label the items that don't overlap first.

You can add a few bullet points to each for the items you need.

3. Finish the Venn Diagram

.Now, we need to add points to the center to see what's in common. To do that, you actually need to come to the Insert > Text Box

Label PowerPoint Venn Diagram
Use a Text Box to label the overlapping area.

Type your label and then just drag and drop it over the middle of the diagram, the overlapping section of the Venn Diagram. You can customize this text style as needed as well. 

PowerPoint Venn Diagram after labeling
You can use a Text Box to label the overlapping part of the PowerPoint Venn Diagram. 

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