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This section provides useful information about how to start using ActiveGraf.
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Minimal Hardware requirements:
ActiveGraf uses Office Add-in technology (Excel and PowerPoint add-ins)
ActiveGraf Server runs on the local computer
ActiveGraf is an on-premise software application which runs in a single instance personal computer. It constantly and bi-directionally synchronizes changes made to in the predefined server data sets (GrafDatas). Changes to the GrafDatas are reflected in any bound visualizations real time.
ActiveGraf must be installed under the User Profile of a specific Windows User. During installation, the Installer will require user credentials with full administrative rights on the local computer.
Note: If you don’t have administrative rights, please contact your IT department.
○ Example: C:Program files (x86)ActiveGraf
○ Example C:UsersYour Username.ActiveGraf
Due to an issue with Microsoft WebView (Edge) engine, in some versions of Office and Windows, content can turn static in PowerPoint presentation mode when slides are revisited out of sequence (this can include ActiveGraf content). Microsoft has corrected their bug, and the fix for this problem is introduced in the Windows 10 21H1 release. For affected configurations we advise to update Windows to 21H1 or play ActiveGraf enabled presentations in editor mode.
For detailed information on enterprise and network environment settings to install ActiveGraf, open this IT checklist.
Before installation, please save and close every running instance of Excel and Power Point!
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After clicking “Try it for free” from this webpage, select the “Try ActiveGraf 30-days Free” option, and download our software. After Installation, you can start the trial from within the application.
The trial period begins on the day you sign up and download the software, and continues for 30 days. On the 30th day, you will be asked to continue with a one-year subscription license. When the trial period ends you will have to buy an ActiveGraf subscription license to continue using the software.
To uninstall your trial version, close any open Excel and PowerPoint files on your computer, open the Windows Control Panel and click on Programs and Features. Click on ActiveGraf, and select “Uninstall” from the menu.
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ActiveGraf supports locally cached Cloud Storage solutions such as Box or Drop Box. The current version of ActiveGraf does not support cloud-native solutions such as OneDrive.
If you have the installer file for the newer version, simply launch it, and follow the instructions. No re-licensing is needed; however you might need to re-insert the add-ins to Excel and PowerPoint to re-enable them.
Since your License is bound to your physical machine, we recommend contacting your ActiveGraf Representative for support. Provide your Computer’s name in your inquiry, which can be found under Settings > System > About, in the Device specifications section next to Device name.
Look for the ActiveGraf.Server.exe file in your installation folder and run it. You might need to restart your Excel and PPT applications, after saving them. The default installation path for ActiveGraf is C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveGraf – if not set otherwise during installation. Another option is to restart your computer, after this the ActiveGraf Server software will automatically start again.
Doing this can cause malfunctions, please use the Package, and Package All features to ensure persisting functionality. See instructions and details in section Using ActiveGraf – Exporting ActiveGraf presentations.
No, a license is bound to one machine, so using one license on multiple computers is not applicable.
Each chart in ActiveGraf is a unique instance that cannot share the same name. Cloning a chart that was created in Excel creates a new instance, thus the need of having a different name. You can manually change the name of the chart from the Task Pane, once your chart is selected.
Due to the specific nature of ActiveGraf charts, animations are not currently possible, and are rather dependent on Microsoft Office settings.
If you are working with large numbers, it can happen that the change intervals are set up in a way, that the change is too small compared to the series value, and therefore not reflected as a change (imagine a 100 000 data point with a 0.001 minor change interval!). Try setting the minor and major intervals under the Task Pane / Chart setting to set the desired intervals.
If this happens, go to the dataset in the Excel file and change the value in the Excel cell first. After that, the chart should work properly as well. If this action does not bring any result, you can try reloading your chart, by clicking on the chart area, and selecting “Reload” from the appearing menu indicated by a “<” icon.
ActiveGraf addon may disappear after a Microsoft update. A quick re-setup will solve the problem. Click Insert >My Add-ins > Shared Folder > Select ActiveGraf and Add. Repeat this process for the Insert Chart as well or check out our Easy Install Guide (here).
Office add-ins for interactive Scenario and What if analysis. The ActiveGraf add-ins
The Server component establishes the bi-directional data connection between Data Sources (Excel) and Charts (Excel or PowerPoint).
ActiveGraf proprietary data structure. Used by the ActiveGraf Server and Charts to display bi-directionally synchronized visualizations. Learn more about ActiveGraf data sets by clicking here.
The data connection between ActiveGraf Charts and their data sources.
The main control element of the ActiveGraf Add-in. Most of GrafData and Chart related functions can be initiated from the Task Bar.
Learn more about ActiveGraf User Interface (here).
The main control element of Office Apps. It consists of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs. The ActiveGraf Add-in extends the Ribbon with its own tab.
Improved chart editing functionalities
Fine-tuned loading indicator behavior
Major performance upgrades, including significant increase in speed and component communication optimization
Enhanced formatting features including multi-select functionality
Chart improvements including enhanced table chart, drop down and control chart functions, dynamic chart scaling and spacing refinement
Update of .NET framework
Improve GrafData calculations
Allow the user to disable the usage of webView2 during the installation process
Improve Add-In installation
Adjust updating process
Use in memory caching instead of third-party database
Indicate when the ActivaGraf server became unreachable
Avoid ‘Copy’ postfix when a name for a GrafData is used only once per document
Improve GrafData creation, change and update
Introduce range updating for existing GrafData
Adjust proxy checking during start up
Improve chart cloning scenarios
Speed up automatic Excel document opening
Allow the user to force close stucked Office processes when changing the data connections via the wizard- – Make the automatic repair process optional
Inform the user when a OneDrive-stored document is not synced
Various chart editing fixes
Trial version registration fixes
Chart design bug fixes, fixed chart duplication issue
Additional chart design features
Database server replacement to MongoDB, UI improvements.
Fix for chart update problems
Edge WebView Compatibility
First Public release of ActiveGraf