Graph tool in Illustrator format/layout breaks when data is updated (screenshots included)

Community Beginner ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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I cannot figure out why this is happening. We want to update the bars in year 2021/2022 to 6 and 15. When we input the new data, the legend moves all over and resizes and the entire graph shifts around. Note, the "NA" in the first item is a separate object, the data is 0 for that item. Any ideas?

 

1. Screenshot showing the graph to start, no issues here.

2. Screenshot showing the data input, highlighted in yellow; number changes from 5 to 6.

3. Screenshot showing the graph after data input, everything is messed up. Highlighted in yellow: the x-axis moved, the legend got bigger and the labels are off centre, (hard to see) there's additional bars/objects that appeared on every bar on the graph.

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021
You don't need to create a completely new graph, but it just is entirely possible that you have to just redo the editing. This doesn't happen every time you update data, sometimes you might be lucky.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 17, 2021 Nov 17, 2021

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Can you please embed the screenshots in the post. They are hard to compare when loading them one by one. Also: they don't load for me.

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Sorry! I can't figure out how to edit the original post. Here are the screenshots again:

Illustrator-Graph-Start.png

 

 

 

Illustrator-Graph-Data-Change.pngIllustrator-Graph-Everything-moved-around.png

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Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Did you edit the graph after creating it? Looks like you did.

 

The graph feature is very old and what you are experiencing is a common issue when updating the data table unfortunately

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Someone else created it but I think the intention was that it could be updated as data changes, but it sounds like this only functions when you input the data set once. Then you'd have to create a new graph if you wanted to change the data, is what you're saying? 

Yep in my research I found out they haven't updated this feature in a long time. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious but if it's just how it functions that's what I'll tell the person who wants this edited.

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You don't need to create a completely new graph, but it just is entirely possible that you have to just redo the editing.

 

This doesn't happen every time you update data, sometimes you might be lucky.

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