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How to use Our World In Data visualizations in presentations

You can reproduce all interactive visualizations from Our World In Data in presentations and other documents, such as Power Point or LaTex slides. This is possible because all our material is permissively licensed under CC-BY-SA.

Let us explain with a concrete example. Suppose you are a teacher and you want to use the following map on fertility for a lecture on population growth.

At the bottom right of the chart, you will find a little icon showing a hard disk with a downward arrow on top. This is a ‘download’ button.

If you click on it, you will see two options, as shown below. If you click on the first option, labeled “Save as .png”, you will download a snapshot of the chart in the ‘Portable Network Graphics’ format, which is supported by most word-processing and presentation-making programs (i.e. you can use the downloaded file in programs such as LyX, or Microsoft PowerPoint and Word).

If you click on the second option, labeled “Save as .svg” you will download a snapshot of the chart in the ‘Scalable Vector Graphics’ format, which is supported by most graphic design programs (i.e. you can use the downloaded file in programs such as Inkscape, or Adobe Illustrator).

That’s it! The only key point to bear in mind is that you can download different versions of the same chart, depending on what parameters are selected in the interactive visualization at the moment in which the corresponding snapshot is generated.

Here is a concrete example using the same visualization above. The following two static charts were generated by moving the time parameter in the bottom of the interactive chart: The first picture was downloaded when the dial in the interactive visualization was marking 1955, and the second was downloaded when it was marking 2015.