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Rich Chart Builder

Rich Chart Builder from Blue Pacific is an easy to use chart builder which outputs to SWFs.

I am particularly impressed by the amount of ready-made charts it have. The only put down for me was that I cannot use it in my applications per se. I can neither extend it nor does it allow me to have it in my Flash Applications. But this is a good option, if your final Charting requirement is a standalone presentation/application.

Its salient features are;

  • Creates animated Rich Media charts that present your data in an enjoyable and captivating experience.
  • Charts can contain an audio narration: an effective way of describing the events behind the values.
  • Create interactive charts with tooltips and links that can point to other charts or web documents, creating a truly interactive experience.
  • Publish the resulting chart to ubiquitous Flash format viewable by over than 98% of web users. And also to PowerPoint, Image and PDF documents.
  • Includes a wealth of professionally designed chart Templates and Layouts which you can apply to your charts.
  • Works with Microsoft Office – import data from Excel and publish the resulting chart to a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Includes real time preview – while you are adjusting the chart parameters, the resulting effect can be seen immediately in the preview area.