Price Charts

Last modified 12:15, 5 Nov 2012

Price Chart Pages

Price Chart Pages are price data charts created by the user and then saved with a particular name.

Base Symbol (Series)

Price Chart pages each have one base symbol, also referred to as the base series (i.e. data series).

Once a price chart is created using the base series, various Indicators, Hi-Lites and some Drawing Tools can also use that data series to generate lines and shapes that will aid in the analysis of the price movements in the data. All of these displays are generated using the base symbol's price data and will relate only to that symbol.

Other symbols' price data can be overlaid on the chart, for example an overlayed price chart, and other drawing items such as horizontal and vertical lines, text, and many of the drawing tools, can also be displayed, but all of these are plotted independently of the base series price data.

Overlaid charts cannot have indicators or other data driven charting tools applied to them. Those tools only operate using the base series data.

While these independent objects can all be deleted, the base series cannot be deleted. An error message will appear if you try to delete it.

The chart itself is not saved as an image (see below), but rather a chart page is a description of how a certain symbol is to be displayed. This description is saved in a database and referenced using the name it was saved with.

When a chart page is reopened, the base symbol will be displayed using updated data. Other components which have been saved with the chart page (see below) will also be displayed. Those that rely on data will be updated, those components which are fixed to a point in the saved chart will remain in the same location.

Saved Components

The following items can be saved with a chart page:

Saving Chart as an Image

From time to time users will require an image of the chart.

For instance, they want to email an image of a chart to a broker for advice.

Your SOFTWARE can save the chart page in the .gif (Graphics Interchange Format) format. This common format is widely used for displaying graphs and "flat" (i.e. non-photographic) images on the internet, or sending as email attachments.

Display the range of the chart which you want to include in the image, right mouse click the chart to display the Chart Page Pop-Up menu.

Select savegif.png from the menu.

The Save Chart to GIF File dialog box will open. Select a folder and give the .gif file a name. Click Save.

The .GIF file can be attached to an email using the PC's default email application.

Templates: How to Save As...

For users familiar with Windows applications you may want to change the symbol and "Save the Chart Page As" a chart page for the new symbol.

Your SOFTWARE runs on a database platform, and this type of file management is not supported. However, the way to display different symbols in the same display format is to use Your SOFTWARE chart page templates.

For more information on these convenient formatting control tools, go to the Chart Template help topic.

Changing a Saved Chart Page's Name

To rename the chart page or delete it, select it from the Save Charts list, and use the tools in the Chart Pages dialog box. For more information see Managing Chart Pages.

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