I was intending to do it in Excel (VBA), i.e. read in a text file and make a 2 page report, first page with a table and second page with a chart, (first draft attached). This report I would be triggering automatically so the solution has no operator intervention, and should look after itself.
Unfortunately the PC in question doesn't have Excel, and I don't think I can purchase a version old enough to run on XP (Office 2007 or 2003).
I do have Visual Basic 6 available, but would need some chart objects and a way to save/print to .pdf automatically.
What is the best way forward?