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can i create proportional venn diagrams in pages?

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.tamz Calculating status...
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Jun 14, 2012 4:12 PM

Hey There,

 

So I am working on a venn diagram project (containing 3 sets of info) and was wondering if I could create a proportionate diagram using pages. Others I find online won't create them proportionally. HELP!

 

-.tamz

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)
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    Jun 14, 2012 6:18 PM (in response to .tamz)

    If you can make one witih a compass and a piece of paper, you can probably make one in Pages. But, don't expect that Pages will know what you are trying to do. You will be using Circle shapes and Text Boxes in a Page Layout template.

     

    Jerry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,320 points)
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    Jun 14, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to .tamz)

    Yes.

     

    Create three round shapes which can have whatever, strokes, colors and transparency as well as text.

     

    Then overlap them. You may want to turn off their word wrap.

     

    Peter

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 5:30 AM (in response to .tamz)

    .tamz wrote:

     

    Ha, just realized I forgot a key word, which is what I get for rushing and not proof reading. So my question is can i create proportional, overlapping circles pertaining to 3 sets of data?

     

    Thanks!

    You can create circles with text in them. They can be any size circles. Then can overlap. If the Stroke of the circles is a common color, the circles will appear to intersect. They will be proportional to whatever you are referring to if you size them according to your requirements.

     

     

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,190 points)

    Discussion software wasn't allowing me to post an image in the last post, so here's the example posted separately.

     

    I just came across a reference to Proportional VENN diagrams and they were squares of area proportional to the populations represented. You could do circles or squares, abutting or overlapping. You might need to pull out or pull up a calculator to figure out the sizes, but the Metrics Inspector will help you make you graphics the proper dimensions. If you need to know the area of overlap of circles that would be fun to calculate. How's your calculus?

     

    Jerry

     

     

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  • aronholt Calculating status...

    I'm not findind the "overlap" option. Please advise.

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