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Trina Messent
Add totals to a column design in Illustrator Cs5
on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:32:54 am

Hi there, am trying to do the above, I found the help section in Adobe which should work, but I am getting an error. Would appreciate help! Am going insane trying to get this to work.

When I get to the section that says "Click New Design. You see a preview of the selected design." I get an error that says: "patterns and designs cannot contain graphs."

This is what Adobe says:

Add totals to a column design

Create the column design.
Select the Type tool . Position the pointer at a point where you want the value to appear, near or in the rectangle that defines the design.

For example, you can place the value in, above, below, to the left, or to the right of the design.
Click and type a percent sign (%) followed by two digits from 0 to 9. The digits control how the data is displayed.

The first digit determines how many places appear before the decimal point. For example, if your total was 122, a digit of 3 would display 122. If you enter 0 for the first digit, the program adds the number of places necessary for the value.

The second digit determines how many places appear after the decimal point. Zeros are added as necessary, and values are rounded up or down as necessary. You can vary these numbers, depending on how many digits you need.
To change the type attributes, choose Window > Type > Character, specify the attributes you want, and close the panel.
To align the decimal points, choose Window > Type > Paragraph and click the Align Text Right button.
Using the Selection tool , select the entire design, including the rectangle and any type.
Choose Object > Group to group the design.
Choose Object > Graph > Design.
Click New Design. You see a preview of the selected design.
Click Rename to name the design.


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