I've written an article for TechTarget.com about using the OpenOffice.org Writer and Calc chart tools. It basically says, OK, the tools are like trying to find the right candlestick to twist to reveal the secret bookcase, but once you've found the secrets, there are some decent capabilites.
It got slashdotted on Tuesday! Very exciting. Thanks to ScuttleMonkey and Jane Walker for posting it.
Of course, the slashdoterati slammed it six ways from Sunday but no more than the usual slashdot treatment, I think. ;> Anything with a Nancy Drew intro is going to draw that type of attention in the slashdot environment. (Though if you've used the chart tools, I think you'll agree that there's a certain validity to the analogy. With, of course, the corresponding "Whoohoo!" feeling when the mystery is solved.)
Let's hear from you on charts!
There's always another way to do charts (or anything), of course. What are your tips for using charts? Especially for some of the hard-core scientific stuff, which I don't do much of (any of...) so I'm not that familiar with what the charts need to do.
What's your favorite chart technique?