If you have a need to produce lots of charts and graphs, or you need to produce them very quickly, look into Custom Flow Solutions’ HyperGraph. This system exports graphs in several major file formats, including native Illustrator files that include layers and labels for easy customization.
The graphs can be automatically placed into InDesign or QuarkXPress layout templates, or used in any system that can place graphic files.
Check out the workflow video at their website.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.