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Graph tool in Illustrator 2021

Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Hello All ! I'm having a horrible time trying to figure out how to use the graph tool in Illustrator 2021 on desktop. 
I found the graph option in the object menu, and understand I have to import the data as a CVC file. But I can't figure out how to actually use it/ get a graph started, the dialog box doesn't seem to actually do anything.
Can anyone lay out the steps I have to take ? Is it possible to imput the data manually like in previous versions ? 
I need to make infographics and really would like to do the whole thing in Illustrator. Thanks ! 

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Community Beginner , Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

Hi - I'm back. Happy to report that I figured this out...

I had to switch from the default workspace to the "Essentials Classic" workspace in order to access the traditional graph tool. Just wanted to follow up in case it helps anyone else.

Thanks to all who chimed in !

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Hi 

thanks but that is outdated and no longer applicable 😞 

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Community Expert ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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The graph tool hasn't changed since 1993. All documentation about it published since then is still applicable.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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Thanks for your reply. 

I've been using Illustrator for quite some time, and had no problems with this tool in previous versions. However, I don't think I'm wrong that it has changed. The help article above lists the first step as choosing the graph tool in the tool bar....and I don't see a graph tool in the tool bar ? I can only find it as a menu item under the object menu. So I'm not able to grab the tool and drag to create the graph in the first place, so that I can then input the data. 

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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That's the 'basic' toolbar. Go to Window > Toolbars > Advanced.

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Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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So. I just spent half an hour trying to figure out why I can't see the graph tool.

 

Why? Why would ANYBODY think that hiding functionality like this is a good idea?

 

Absolutely infuriating.

 

 

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Hi - I'm back. Happy to report that I figured this out...

I had to switch from the default workspace to the "Essentials Classic" workspace in order to access the traditional graph tool. Just wanted to follow up in case it helps anyone else.

Thanks to all who chimed in !

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Jan 23, 2023 Jan 23, 2023

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I copy and paste data from Excel and it works great! 

 

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