Customizing your pie chart

 This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to create pie chart as seen below.

Once you have  uploaded your dataset into Datawrapper and selected the pie chart, you can customize its appearance. Let us show you how to make a beautiful chart in three simple steps.

1. Refine

The first thing you will notice is that the pie chart might be too small. You have two options to resize the chart, either through resizing using your mouse or by specifying the exact size you want. 

  • Click, hold, and drag the resize arrow in the bottom right corner of the chart or

  • specify the exact size of the chart by defining the resolution in pixels with the help of the boxes below the chart.

Click on " customize colors" to choose distinct colors for each part of the pie.

In a last step, you can uncheck "Label smaller slices outside the chart". This option is very helpful when your pie chart consists of some very small parts. You will notice that the parts will rearrange after this step. The GIF below shows you the changes in action.

2. Annotate

In this tab you can edit the  titledescription (sub-title), and add notes. Make your data accessible and explorable by stating the source name and providing its URL. Optionally, you can highlight a certain element of your chart.

3. Design

In this last step you can select a preset layout and enable social sharing functions to spread your work. Click on " Publish"and you'll be directed to the "Publish Embed" page.

The best way to use a Datawrapper chart is by embedding it directly in your website. To do that, click the big blue button that says " Embed chart on website". Then, copy & paste the embed code snippet into your website or CMS. You can also download your chart as a PNG or PDF by upgrading to a paid Single or Team account. Click here for more information on the different pricing plans of Datawrapper.

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