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I was wondering what do i use to make those nice looking charts in the reviews ?

I'm always changing hardware each week and have decided to make some reviews while i have it.

edit* basically wondering how to do this
 

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Ever use something like photoshop, quark, indesign?
 

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Photoshop would feel like a pain making the bars actually scaled correctly. I'm rusty on indesign though, that would probably work better.
 
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With an Office or photo prgram l



This graph was made with open office...It's basic I'm sure if I looked hard enough i could find a similar look
 

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It's not a office 2007 chart. Not really sure what he uses.

Trade secret i guess. :p
 

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#7
Try this site http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createAgraph/default.aspx

Its a kidz site but i just tested it & you can quickly slap together a nice graphical chart & theres loads of options.

one i quickly slapped together


Better to save your chart as a .png files. jpegs look abit ruth.



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we use a custom software that automates photoshop, not available to the public
That makes sense, like I said, I couldn't see how it would be easy or worth the time figure out howto make them scale correctly. What is the software you use available too, company's? Whats it called, there has to be something else like it that we can buy.
 

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They may, but it's not incredibly hard to do it by hand. In fact if you outline your work before starting with guides, appropriate layers, and graphics which can be scaled then you can technically use any size bar to be your 100% and scale down from there.
 
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been reading on how to make graphs using photoshop/illustrator
 
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Fire up Microsoft office, plenty of chart tools!
 
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draw a heading, draw boxes, done.

just use office to make graphs, they look fine
I will try office since i dont want to make an account to get photoshop trials