Create a Venn Diagram on a Computer

A Venn diagram is a type of graphic organizer. It consists of two or more circles that partially overlap. Math instructors often ask students to create Venn Diagrams, which can demonstrate the relationship between different sets. Language and/or literature teachers may ask students to complete a Venn diagram in order to organize their thoughts for a compare/contrast essay. Students can create Venn diagrams on the computer using the word processing program Microsoft Word.

## Instructions

1. Launch Microsoft Word on your computer.

2. Click on the “Insert” tab. Select “Shapes” from the “Illustrations group. Click on “New Drawing Canvas.”

3. Click on the “Format” tab. Select “Drawing Tools.” Select “More” from the “Insert Shapes” group. Select “Oval” from the “Basic Shapes” category.

4. Click on the part of the page at which you wish for the circle to start.

5. Create a circle shape by pressing and holding the “Shift” key as you drag the mouse.

6. Create one or more circles that partially overlaps with the first one you drew.

7. Label your Venn diagram once you have added the desired number of circles. Click on “Text Box,” which is part of the “Drawing” toolbar. Click on the spot inside a circle where you wish to insert a label. Type the label text into the field that appears. Label the remaining circles and the overlapping parts between different circles.