Chart Display Tools

Last modified 15:46, 29 Apr 2015

Chart Display Tools

Data display can be altered in a number of different ways, as can the type of data and its presentation.

The standard tool set for controlling the display of price charts appears in the center-right of the chart work page's Function Bar:

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Interval Selector

The chart's interval is set in the first drop down box, five intervals are supported: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly.

There are a number to choose between, select one and the chart, together with its current indicators, Hi-Lites and drawing tools, will be re-plotted for the selected interval.

Daily

Daily is the default interval.

You can change the default interval by creating a new default template, applying the weekly interval and saving as the new default. See the Chart Template and Save as Default topics for more information.

Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly

These intervals are available to most users. The HUBB data service supports all of these intervals.

Tick, by Minute, Hourly

When users subscribe to a real-time data feed, charts can be plotted using the tick data at a number of different interval.

The real-time data feed, also known as streaming data, is used in conjunction with the streaming data button.

Action menu

The Action drop-down menu presents a choice of twelve charting commands.

Go to the Charts Action Menu help topic for a full description of commands available in this menu.

Save

The save icon butn_save.gif will open the Save dialog box, refer to the Saving a Chart Page help topic for a full description of this menu and the options available.

If you have opened a chart, and not yet made any changes (or have just saved changes and not made any more) the save icon will be grayed-out until you make savable changes.

Cross Hairs

Use the cross hairs to identify precise locations on the chart.

To start the Cross Hairs tool, click on the gunsight button butn_xhairs.gif. The mouse cursor will become two vertical and horizontal lines.

As the mouse moves over the chart, the date and price for the exact center of the cross hairs will be displayed in small boxes on each axis line of the cross hairs.

Toggle the gunsight button to turn off or on the Cross Hairs effect on your cursor.

crosshairsoff.gifTo display the date and price for the exact center of the cross hairs in small boxes on each axis line, without displaying the cross hairs, select Display time and price of cursor from the General Settings tab of the Chart Properties dialog box.

Individual interval's price data can also be displayed in the Price Data Bar if you have un-checked the Show Last check box, in the price data bar..

Individual interval's price data can also be viewed in the Floating Data Window if you have enabled its display.

Data Window

The data window displays the base symbols price data, go to the Floating Data Window help topic for a full description of this feature.

Click on the Data Window button butn_datawindow.gif in the Function Bar to display the small floating window.

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Move the cursor over the price chart and details of the trades, as well as any indicators displayed on the chart, will appear in the window.

Drag the Data Window with your cursor to relocate it on your chart screen,

Resize the window by placing your cursor on any corner of the window and dragging.

Close the window by either left clicking on the close button in the top right corner of the window itself, or by clicking once on the Data Window button butn_datawindow.gif in the Function Bar.

Zoom

Click the zoom tool button butn_zoom.gif, then use your mouse cursor to select an area of the current chart. Release the mouse button and the area will fill the screen, effectively zooming in on the selected area.

Left mouse button down at the point where you want the data to begin to be displayed, hold down while moving the mouse to draw the zoom rectangle, release the mouse button to zoom in the region.

To zoom back out, click the Reset Scales button on the Display Controls to go back to the chart's original display.

Full Screen

Click the full screen tool button butn_fullscreen.gif to enlarge the current chart page to fill the whole screen, or active window.

Click the Close button in the top right corner to return to the chart page layout.

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