How to Make a Five-Point Venn Diagram

A venn diagram is a drawing of overlapping circles or ovals. Each circle or oval represents one idea or statement. When these ideas overlap they present a new idea or statement. Teachers use venn diagrams to teach concepts. Many use the common two or three circle diagrams. For more complex ideas, a five-point venn diagram can be created using overlapping ovals. Use Word to easily create a five-point venn diagram.


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      Start Word. A new document will appear. Change the page setup to landscape under Page Layout.

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      Click "Insert" on the toolbar at the top of the screen and then click "shapes." Choose the circle shape under "basic shapes." Draw an oval on the screen by clicking and dragging the shape.

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      Choose "no fill" for the oval under "shape fill" at the top of the toolbar under drawing tools. Click ctrl+c to copy the oval. Click ctrl+v to paste the oval. Repeat this until you have five ovals on the screen.

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      Create the five-point diagram. Place the first oval in the center of the top of the page. Click to select a second oval. Click "rotate" under drawing tools. Select "more rotation options." Rotate the oval 60 degrees. Place the oval on the right side of the top oval so it slightly overlaps the first oval. Click to select a third oval. Rotate this oval -60 degrees. Place this oval to the left side of the top oval so it slightly overlaps the first and second ovals.

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      Click to select a fourth oval. Rotate the oval 120 degrees and place the oval on the right so it slightly overlaps. Click to select the fifth oval. Rotate this oval -120 degrees and place it on the oval to the left so it slightly overlaps.

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      Click to select all five ovals by clicking the first oval, then hitting "shift" to select each of the other four. Click "group" under drawing tools to group the ovals together.

Tips & Warnings

  • The ovals can be as large or small as you need them to be.

  • Color the ovals by changing the fill color from "no fill" to a specific color.

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