Using the Claquos InDesign Script
An InDesign script can be used to create charts in Adobe InDesign. Claquos, a free script for creating charts InDesign can use, is downloadable from the Claquos Web site. The site happens to be in French, so if you are a bit sketchy with that language, you may want to use Google translation tools to translate it into a more familiar language. In the screenshot below, you will see that Google translation tools appear at the top of the page when using the Google Chrome Web browser.
Getting the Claquos Script
Click the download link to get the Claquos script. After downloading the file, copy it to the clipboard and then paste it into your InDesign user scripts folder. To gain easy access to your scripts folder, click "Window" on the main menu and then choose "Automation" and then "Scripts." Right click on the "User" folder and then click the "Reveal in Explorer" option.
Next, double click the "Scripts Panel" folder to enter it and then right click and select "Paste" from the context menu to place the Claquos script into the folder. Close Windows Explorer and then you will see that Claquos now appears in your scripts window.
Using the Claquos Script
In the "Scripts" window, double click "Claquos.js." In the Claquos window that appears, type the series of numbers you wish to use for your chart with spaces separating each value. You can also fill in the "Graphic's dadius" field to define the size of your chart.
Now, click the "OK" button to create your chart.
You now have a chart InDesign can use in your layout. You can resize your chart as necessary by clicking on it with the "Selection" tool and then using the InDesign sizing handles.