Vizzlo's Venn diagram makes it easy for you to switch between different layouts, colors and more. In this tutorial we will show you how to get the most out of it.
What is a Venn diagram?
A Venn diagram shows all possible logical relations between a finite collection of different sets. These diagrams consist of several overlapping circles, each representing a set. Venn diagrams are a great way to visualize the structure of set relationships in a metaphorical way rather than a mathematically accurate way.
In this tutorial we will show you how to create and customize a Venn diagram with Vizzlo.
Choose from a template
When you create a Venn diagram with Vizzlo you will see three circles. Need more? Need less? Depending on the complexity and interaction of your data, you can choose from four different templates.
All the options to customize your Venn diagram can be found in the sidebar. To change the template, click on any of the buttons shown under Templates.
Below this button group you'll find sliders to control:
— the width of the circles border
— the opacity of the fill color of the circles
— the distance of all circles to each other
— the angle by which the circles rotate around their center
Add new circles
The templates should help you to arrange your diagram easily. If you want to show more circles, click on the `+` button in the top right corner of the chart. You will notice a dashed and empty circle which shows the position where the new circle would be added.
What you will notice is that the selected option under Templates will change to the last option. This indicates a 'custom layout'. When this option is selected, you cannot slide cycles in and out, nor rotate them.
If the total number of circles lies between two and five, you can always use the Templates setting to arrange your circles.
More circles can be added also when you click on `+` Add circle in the top bar.
Add an annotation
When you hover on any intersection you will notice that this intersection is highlighted by a white frame. To annotate that intersection click on it, a line and text annotation will be added to your plot.
In the sidebar a card will show the content and properties of your annotation. You can either change the content there or directly in the annotation. Besides, you can use the rich-text editor to customize the text. Highlight it and start editing.
Use the setting Show greatest possible intersection to highlight, well, the greatest possible intersection of a selected intersection.
Adjust properties of a single circle
For a single circle it is possible to
- change its size
- change its color, and
- center the text label.
Click on any circle and use the settings in the sidebar. Note that when you change the size of the circles, you no longer use a predefined template. Rotating and sliding in and out are disabled now.