XChange International has released Chartbot, a plug-in for Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress that’s designed to make the creation of data-driven charts a more efficient process.

The plug-ins work within versions 4.1 to 6.0 of QuarkXpress and 1.5 to CS of InDesign on Mac OS 9 and X.

The plug-in aims to make creating graphs faster than building them in Illustrator or Excel. It includes features such as automatic on-chart data legends and values. It can automatically create graphs based on variable data sets, and graphs are vector-based, so resolution-independent.

Chartbot costs £569 plus VAT.