Creating Infographics using Microsoft Office

Creating an awesome infographic using basic Microsoft tools.


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Course Info

This course will teach participants some of the techniques involved in creating an info- or data graphic using no more than the basic tools found in Microsoft Office.

What Will I Learn From This Course?

Participants will learn simple storytelling techniques, with a particular emphasis on identifying critical pieces of information, planning the infographic, and how to use shape/image elements to depict data in a compelling manner.


This is practical lab exercises using Microsoft office tools such as Power Point and Excel


Students looking for an engaging, hands-on, and highly interactive approach to Excel analytics training and to expand their analytics skill set, work more efficiently with data, and take their career to a new level.

Course Outline for This Programme

  1. From Information to Story
    i. What to keep, what to lose
    ii. “Chunk-ifying” the information
    iii. Planning
    iv. Planning the infographic
    v. The do’s and don’ts of infographic creation
    vi. Styling considerations – Infographic styles & usage
  1. Setting up
    i. Page/slide sizing
    ii. Using guides and the grid
    iii. Working with colour
    iv. Basic colour theory
    v. Selecting & setting colours
    vi. Creating & saving colour schemes
  2. Fonts
    i. Font selection & readability
    ii. Using symbol fonts (dingbats)
  1. a. Conveying Statistics
    i. Emphasizing Data – using pictograms
    ii. Showing People – using silhouettes & repeating shapes
    iii. Depicting Time & Timelines – using progression & icons
    iv. Information segmentation
  2. Using Charts
    i. Creating & formatting charts for infographics
    ii. Using Chart Layouts
    iii. Best Practices for charts
  3. Data Comparisons
    i. Datasets
    ii. Shapes & Drawing
    iii. Creating custom shapes
    iv. Editing shape points
  1. Saving & sharing the finished
  2. resources for infographics
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Saiful Rizal
Saiful is eager to bring clients and organizations to the next higher level of productivity and efficiency, with much better precision in handling task. With experience more than 10 years in the training field, all the knowledge gauge in the industry in all sectors, he has helped to ensure only the best is given. He has designed and conducted various training courses Microsoft Office related in almost all versions. He is able to train the trainers to becoming focal points for the organizations. He trains staffs in becoming quality smart Ms Office users. He is the Head of the consultation team for the Asia Pacific region with SHELL cum the ONLY Malaysian to train and placed in the Shell portal website. Saiful delivers talks in seminars on behalf of Microsoft Malaysia and their vendors in promoting their products.