Although creating infographics in Microsoft Word is helpful, but it has limited options that can be used only to make basic infographics. If the information you want to share is complex and has more details, you need a dedicated tool with a lot more features to create a detailed infographic. To make an infographic on word follow the steps below:
Start with a template
The first step to create an infographic is opening up a new document in Word. One can use the regular available template or go for something else. There are a few inbuilt templates in word like brochure or certificate templates that can be used for making infographics. You can even use a pre-built document with existing shapes and diagrams.
Insert different shapes and pictures in your infographic
You can click on the insert tab in the top right toolbar. This is where you can insert a variety of different shapes and pictures into your document.
Insert Charts & Graphs
Word can help insert different charts and graphs into your infographic. You just need to click on the charts option under Insert. For relationship charts and pyramids, Microsoft Word also has a SmartArt option.
Share Your Infographic
Once your infographic is ready you can share it across multiple channels and social media like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. You can even email your word infographic to potential clients.
Export Your Infographic
On word, you have an option to export it in various file forms. You can save your file into any format like Word, PDF, or JPEG.
1. Export To Word
To export your infographic to word Go to File. Then go to Export, click Export to Word (.docx) to save your infographic as an MS Word document.
2. Export To PDF
Click on File in the toolbar. Go to Export and then click Create Adobe PDF. This step will convert the word document into a PDF.
3. Export To JPEG
Open the document in Adobe Acrobat. You can then click on File and then Export To. From the dropdown menu select Image then select JPEG. This will turn each individual page of the document into a standalone image in JPEG format.
Though creating an infographic with Microsoft Word is a bit of a pain, but it can be done.