ChartMaker: Installing the download, and creating your first chart
In this lesson you will learn how to quickly create a chart using the ChartMaker wizard.
Install the ChartMaker Library and ChartMaker Utility
Place ChartMaker.rev (the library) and ChartMaker Utility.rev (the wizard) in your plugins folder as shown above. This will make them available from Revolution's plugins menu for easy access.
Optional: Place the Playground stacks in the plugins folder as well. To 'hide' them from the plugins menu, put them in a folder then move them out again when you want them. Alternatively, keep the Playground stacks somewhere you can find them later and use File:Open to access them.
Select ChartMaker Utility from the plugins menu
Creating your first chart
Build the chart
This is the chart you get if you selected the Single Series sample at the beginning. To change the chart's appearance (pie, bar, column, background color, font, layout etc), simply choose different settings in the wizard and click Build chart again. Each time you build the chart, the old chart will be replaced with the new one until the chart's title is changed.
Try this: Choose different settings and click Build chart to see the range of options available to you.
Try this: Choose a different sample, or try applying your own data, to build a different chart.
The 3 Wizard Options
This you can select, copy and paste into your own work. There are two script options you can choose: A single line or a multi-line version. The choice is one of preference only. The multi-line option is the easiest to learn how the syntax works by inspection. Use the Lookup button at any time to open the built-in documentation and see how you can create charts without the utility wizard.
Open any of the unlocked Playground stacks that accompany the download. Each is at a different level of scripting difficulty from basic to advanced.
To unlock the real power of the library, open the built-in documentation for a complete syntax dictionary with examples, as well as tips and questions answered.