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    John Reynolds commented  · 

    Mark and Manuel, I completely agree. It seems we get endless updates showing us how we can draw hummingbirds with transparent wings over a river containing lillypads, but we can't get actual, useful tools to do what pays the bills. These requests are simple, direct and should be easy to deploy from a development standpoint. I don't know why they are continually ignored, for years on end.

    Oh. And as a side beef, I'm updating 150 charts from a report that's two years old, and you can just IMAGINE the fun I'm having with the ca. 2005 technology that drives the charting engine. It's an absolute blast. Not.

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    Need More Info  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    Please share your thoughts on the following:

    1. Would it make sense to have a separate desktop app, just to create charts, and bring them inside Illustrator or InDesign? It may not be on cloud.

    2. Or would you rather have us work on building it within Illustrator?

    Thanks
    Yogesh

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    John Reynolds commented  · 

    Lindsey Thomas Martin, agree. I was thinking about 20 years. Long before "CS" version whatever. It's maddening.

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    John Reynolds commented  · 

    As far as I can remember - back to 2003 - there have been NO improvements in the charting function. I may be wrong with the date, but it's not far off. I appeal to the AI team every year for this. Maybe we're finally getting some traction. Regarding Yogesh's question about a separate desktop app, that would be fine with me just as long as it WORKS. Here's my list if requests:

    Allow use of "%" sign in data
    Allow use of comma in data
    Present comma when used in value axis
    Present rounded "X.0" when used in data label (don't cut off ".0")
    Add "show data label" option in "Type" options (like "add drop shadow)
    Add right-click option to declare left column in data as "Categories." (Eliminate the need for quotes around numbers like years.)
    Make the whole "design" process easier and more intuitive (templates?).
    Preserve appearance when data is changed.
    Make column sizing in the data sheet a "double-click" treatment.

    Please address these and the other issues listed here.

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