I am generating a custom report with custom graph data for each record. Since I need to generate the graph data I am stuck with Illustrator as the program to develop the unique designs for each record.
I am running into an issue that illustrator drops apostrophes and quotation marks in the intro paragraph on the design. It just removes them and no error is generated. This happens for both xml and csv variable library files. Here is an example of my xml code:
<Inro> <p>John, you've successfully completed All sessions of the Academy. You often try to build consensus around a common set of values for the organization and often ask, "What can we learn?" when things don't go as expected. You always treat people with dignity and respect, as well as make it a point to let people know about your confidence in their abilities. You always seek challenging opportunities that stretch your own abilities and skills. Thank you for attending the Academy as part of that "stretch". We know how busy work/life is, and we appreciate you taking the time to be apart of this initial cohort.</p> </Inro>
Even when imported with the apostrophes and quotation marks in the xml file it drops them in my illustrator document:
Can this issue be solved? There are very limited resources on Variable data sets for Illustrator. Am I better off just generating the graphs in Illustrator and then importing them in another data merge program such as Indesign?