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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?
An error occurred while saving the commentRob commented
I'm researching for my agency as we just acquired an insurance company client who's going to have an incredible number of charts and graphs to produce, then likely edit continually. I fear the design department won't ever see their families again if we can't quickly produce and edit sophisticated and stylish charts linked to live data.
I would be fine with a separate Adobe app to create rich charts/graphs to export IF there was a way to richly style them in the app or if styling changes in the other programs would stick on graphics updated in the separate app. Basically, keep it in Illustrator so I don't have to change the colors by hand every time the client changes a number OR let me change the number in the separate app and let it populate to wherever the graph was imported.
In another forum, I just found out there had been a much richer chart tool back in Illustrator CC 2015, and I watched a demo video. Oh, lordie, that tool would calm my anxiety if it had been left in.Rob supported this idea ·