Known Limitations of Datylon Graph

Datylon Graph, Beta version 0.27.0


  • Datylon objects should not be renamed withing Illustrator. Otherwise the link with the data will be lost.
  • A Datylon Graph chart cannot be ungrouped without losing the link with the data. The Datylon Graph chart can be expanded in Illustrator. This allows you to manipulate the chart using Adobe Illustrator tools, but the connection with the data will be broken and you’ll lose all Datylon Graph functionality.
  • Rotate, reflect or shear of charts is not possible. Special effects and some other Illustrator features and properties cannot be applied to a Datylon Graph chart. The appearance of the chart and its background need to be defined in the Datylon Graph panel.
  • Datylon Graph charts cannot be put in an Adobe Illustrator library.
  • Tooltips can be defined, but cannot be visualized in Adobe Illustrator. They can only be viewed in Datylon Insights (with interactive option on).
  • Drop shadows defined in Datylon Graph panel do not render in Illustrator. They can only be viewed in Datylon Insights.
  • Only Truetype (.ttf) fonts are supported. Most other fonts do not appear in the font selection list in Datylon Graph. Please see the article about fonts for more details. 
  • After first installation, and opening Adobe Illustrator you might see the error message: "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny". Just tick the checkbox "Don't Show Again", click OK and it you'll be fine.


  • In case of many charts (25+) in one document, please wait until all charts have been rendered before copying or pasting one or more charts.
  • And of course, it is always recommended to save your work on a regular basis.

Export to Datylon Insights

  • If a chart or data story is to be exported to, and may be published in Datylon Insights, the chart area box(es) should be positioned completely within the Illustrator Artboard bounderies. Charts with a chart area box outside the Artboard, will be ignored and not be exported.
  • Only one Artboard at the time can be exported to Datylon Insights. It is the active Artboard which will be exported.