I work for a lighting company and our salesmen use in-house created sales materials on iPads in the field. We've found Acrobat PDF Files to be very effective in demonstrating how switching to different wattage bulbs can save them money, through the use of data calculation fields. However, we're also hoping to illustrate this visually through some type of interactive graph. Specifically, I'm trying to find a way, if possible, to make a "return on investment" bar graph that would tailor itself to the user. Here's an example of the type of graph I'm trying to make though a PDF:
Basically, this chart shows how much of a initial investment (in this case ~$25,000) would be mitigated over 10 years (eventually saving the company over ~$70,000). Not that the details matter much... I just don't really know where to start. I have a small amount of experience using fields, and I'm versed enough for simple calcuation and pulling data from other fields, however I have no idea how to turn this data into a graph of this complexity (or even know if it's possible).
Any advice would be vastly appeciated!
There are no built-in components in Acrobat to achieve these kinds of
graphs. It should be possible to create a custom script that will do that,
but that would require quite a lot of scripting knowledge.
Another issue might be the fact that you're using the files on the iPad,
Your best best is to use some presentation software such PowerPoint or Keynote.
On an iPad you could use Numbers to create the Graphs then put then copy the graphs into Keynote and have the run as interactive slides you click or touch an item like a slide. I don't know of any software that create interactive Graphs That you can create graphs that grow or shrink by inputting numbers.
I've Googled interactive Graph for Mac and come up with this:
and here is result for iPad:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Intreractive+Graph+for+Mac&sourceid=mo zilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=mozilla#pq=intre ractive+graph+for+mac&hl=en&gs_nf=1&tok=pFb9_G1GM62Cf32INLbniw&cp=27&g s_id=7oy&xhr=t&q=Intreractive+Graph+for+iPad&pf=p&client=mozilla&sclie nt=psy-ab&pbx=1&oq=Intreractive+Graph+for+iPad&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&g s_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=43f3605c77841060&biw=1568 &bih=755
Note this not advertisment (spam) for any product on search results of things that can create interactive Graphs on Mac and iPads.