Date Axis Properties

Last modified 12:58, 5 Nov 2012

Date Axis Properties

To edit the properties of a Date Axis, first place the cursor over the date axis along the bottom of the chart page, and then either single right mouse click and select Top or Bottom Date Axis Properties from the pop-up menu, or double-click with your left mouse button.

The following dialog will be displayed:

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Properties tabbed page

The Properties tabbed page controls the display of the date display along the bottom of the chart page, and the time grid superimposed on the chart itself.

Display Control

The display of either can be toggled on or off by checking/un-checking the check-box.

Height of Date Row

The height of the row in which the Date details are displayed is controlled by the Height text box. Type in a number of pixels or use the up/down controls to resize the row height.

Grid Color / Style

The color and style can be selected for the vertical lines that display on the chart page.

Select a color from the drop-down color palette, or create a new color using the custom color picker.

The line styles available include Solid, Dotted, or Dashes

Font and Year Font tabbed pages

The font for the display of months is controlled by the Font tabbed page.

The chart's current font can be selected, or a special font exclusively of the month's display can be created.

The font for display of the Year is controlled by the Year Font tabbed page:

chrtwrk_botmdateyearprops.png

The month's font (set in the Font tabbed page) can be selected, it this case the months and years will look the same.

To distinguish each new year, un-check the check box and create  a special font exclusively of the Year's display. The Font type, style, and size can be altered by selecting from each text box's drop-down menu.

Select a color from the drop-down color palette, or create a new color using the custom color picker.

Defaults button

The changes made can be saved as the default for all new charts by clicking the Defaults button and using the standard default setting procedure.

Once you have made any changes, click on OK to save, or Cancel to discard any changes.

Note - The Date Axis may be displayed on either the bottom border of the chart page (the Default setting), or the top border, or the display may be turned off entirely.

These settings are controlled in the Chart Page Properties dialog box.

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