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    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking for an online graphic design tool (it doesn't have to be free) that is really simple to use. I'm looking to make infographics/reports that will basically consist of a chart, a graph, and then 2 tips/tricks which will basically be some images, some text, and some cool visualizations. Pretty standard so far. I actually tried Piktochart, and I LOVED the interface, but it was still too limiting, unfortunately.

    So this leads me to the few features that are complex that I really need:

    1. I need to be able to create the graph/chart in the tool itself (or maybe there is a partner tool? But if I have to make a chart/graph in Excel, then it always looks bad and non-native in a graphic design tool.)
    2. I need to be able to create a line graph with a logarithmic scale
    3. I need to be able to make a more traditional chart, but in between the numbers, I'd like to have right arrows pointing to the next number. I realize that this is possible with basic tools and text boxes, but it's extremely time consuming, and these are reports that I will build on month-to-month (so, if I have a chart from July-Sept, in October, I'll need to add October). So always having to reformat the chart using text boxes and individual images every month would be insane. Honestly, the most ideal scenario for this is if a tool has a feature where I can simply grid an entire section of the report and then just build the chart that way.

    Thanks for any leads/help here!!

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    Hi Tommy_New and welcome to GDF.

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    Good question. I'm sure there's a market for this. I currently draw all my info graphics manually in Illustrator or Indesign. It's quite time consuming but it means I have full control. Hopefully others may have a solution for you.

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    • #3
      It must exist somewhere because that is exactly the format one of my IRA accounts uses in its monthly reports, including the year to date feature and indicator note arrows. And they must use it on a massive yet individually based variable data set. No idea what it might be though.

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      • #4
        Look for programs that create dashboard reports. That sounds like what you're talking about.
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        • #5
          I've seen some people put together some pretty decent graphs/charts, etc. through Power BI ... maybe, MAYBE, that would work.
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