3 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2012 7:26 AM by bwfromspring hill
alfonshere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how to create a custom charts? for example the donut shapes, but for the data can be automatically adjust (like a available charts on keynote)

Keynote, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,470 points)

    Keynote and Numbers do not have a tool for making Donut Graphs. There are ways to make them using HTML, but I prefer to cheat:


    1 Create your first graph as a pie chart and add a circle of solid color to the center


    2. If you need more, take a screenshot of the pie chart with the center fill  and drag the screenshot into Preview - in Preview > Select Tool (pulldown from Toolbar) > Instant Alpha and remove the inner filled circle and outer fill then Save As > PNG with Alpha


    3. Drag your new hollow shape into Keynote. This chart can be placed over another pie chart with a filled center (the fill should match the background)


    Not as graceful as a special tool but can get the job done quickly - changing the data requires starting it over since at least one of your donuts my be an image rather than a pie chart with variable data.


    Try it. If you need more specific tools, Google Donut Shaped Charts for starts.



    Screen shot 2012-05-14 at 5.04.19 PM.png


    Good luck

  • alfonshere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your solution, but how to create the donut chatrs with HTML as you said before?


  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,470 points)

    When I Google "Donut Shaped Charts" here's the first entry:


    http://blog.flexexamples.com/2007/10/13/creating-donut-shaped-pie-charts-using-t he-innerradius-style/


    There are many other sites that can help you. Try your search engine of choice.