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Topic: Novice seeks help with dynamic graphs
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 121250
From: serfee
Date: 10/30/2004 06:52 AM

Hi Guys,

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I am a total novice with Acrobat 6 and am trying to do something that is way beyond my knowledge, but am hoping that someone here can help.

Here is my problem. I am preparing a business plan and have found an extraordinary program called Xcelsius ( www.xcelsius.com ) . This software prepares graphs from excel and utilizes flash to enable the graphs to be fully functional.(By this I mean that the graphs are interactive allowing for all sorts of analysis in graphical visual format.)

Now, the graphs can be exported to Powerpoint and remain functional. My problem is that I am wanting to build these functional graphs into a PDF format. I can simply import them from Powerpoint into PDF and they remain functional...this is a great thing...however I have not worked out how to have text on the same page. I tried to go from Powerpoint to word (enabling text additions) but as soon I did that the interactive functionality of the graphs was lost.

There are two alternatives that I would like to look at:-

1. if I am able to get a functioning graph into pdf with the ability to select where in the document I want the graphs (ie. with text above and below it) that would be perfect

2. if this is not possible, is it possible to link a static graph with a separate dynamic graph that will "pop-up" when the static graph or link is clicked on?

If the link can work, is there any way to control the size of the dynamic graph that pops-up? I would like it to be full page.

Thanks for any help you can provide. I am a total newbie in this area, and am well out of my depth, so if you can keep any responses simple, I would appreciate it...lol

I look forward to puzzling over the responses...this is quite a challenge for me, but I am sure someone here with a much greater knowledge base will know how simple it really is.

Cheers

Randy


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