Chart Page Pop Up Menu

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Chart Page Pop-Up Menu

Access the Chart Page pop-up menu by right clicking on the chart page's work area. Be sure that no elements currently the chart page are selected (handles will show), or else the properties dialog for that object will open instead of this pop-up.

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Click on each of the commands to jump to more information about it:

Note that this pop-up contents are similar to, but not the same as, the chart's Action Menu in its Function bar.

Chart Properties

The chart properties dialog contains extensive formatting options arranged in tabbed pages.Go to the Chart Properties help topic for more information.

Cross Hairs Properties

The Cross Hairs viewing tool has a number of different settings.

Click on Cross Hair Properties to access its dialog box.

For more information, go to the Cross Hair topic.

Copy

The symbol's data may be copied from the chart and pasted into an Excel or Lotus 1-2-3® spreadsheet. Select the chart and click Copy.

The data can be copied from the base symbol, an overlaid chart, or one of the base symbol's indicators.

Drawing Tools may also be copied, by selecting the tool output on the chart and clicking Copy.

Paste

To paste a symbols data into an Excel or Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, select the chart and click Copy.

Then open the spreadsheet and position the cursor in the cell were you want the top left hand corner of the data to be (usually cell A1), paste by right click/Paste, Edit/Paste or Ctrl+V.

Copies of Drawing Tools can be copied either into the current chart page, or into another chart page.

Select the tool output and select Copy from the tool's menu, go another point in the chart, or to another chart and open the chart page's pop-up menu. Click Paste.

Save As GIF

The chart itself is not saved as an image, but from time to time users will require an image of the chart.

For instance, to attach to an email.

Click here to save the display as a .gif file. For more information go to Saving Chart as an Image section of the Chart Page help topic.

Data on Demand

36 Months

This is the default amount of data which is retrieved and saved on the local PC. Click here to retrieve 36 months of data for the current base symbol on the chart page.

The default can be changed in the Remote Data page of the Application Settings. When you change the number of months in the Remote Data page, the number will also change on the chart page pop-up.

Custom

Click Custom to retrieve data for periods longer than the current default setting:

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Months or years can be specified. Click OK to upload as much of the data as the data server can provide.

Choose Set as Default to adopt the new time period as the system default.

Setting the default from this box will alter the default setting in the Remote Data Page as well as on the chart page pop-up menu.

Print

The chart page and all its added symbols and components can be printed.

The print function will print whatever is currently visible. Use the Zoom function to select the exact area to be printed. Use the Reset

Scales button to "show all".

For more information on printing, go to the Printing help topic.

Print Preview

Preview the print to confirm that the data selected is correct.

Use the navigation buttons and magnification controls on the Print Preview tool bar to preview all the pagers or areas of the print job:

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Users can also modify the printer settings, or begin the print itself, directly from the preview screen by using the tool buttons.

If you are not satisfied with the print job, close the Print Preview and resize or reformat the chart page before previewing again.

Increase Bar Spacing

Increasing Bar Spacing will effectively Zoom-In on the selected chart data, showing greater detail while displaying a smaller time range.

Decrease Bar Spacing

Decreasing Bar Spacing will effectively Zoom-Out from the current chart display, showing greater price data while displaying a larger time range.

Reset Scales

By default the chart page will be displayed using a set number of interval spaces horizontally, and will vertically display the highest high and lowest low for that time period. The number of spaces which can be displayed horizontally will depend on your screen size and resolution settings. The number of spaces per trading interval is set in the Bar Spacing control on the General Settings tab of the Chart Properties Dialog. The initial default setting is one bar space per trading interval. This setting can be altered by the user, and set as a new default.

Click Reset Scales to return the screen display to the default appearance.

Similar Reset Scales buttons are also located in the Chart Page Action Menu and the status bar chart display controls in the lower right hand corner of the chart page.

Unlock Chart

In order to move the chart, or resize the chart or axis, by dragging and dropping with the mouse, the chart must be unlocked.

Locked is the default setting.

To unlock or lock, toggle the button:

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Note - Only the position of the chart is locked, the appearance and many other attributes can still be altered using the Chart Properties dialog..

Help

Click here to display this help topic.

Other Chart Elements' Pop-up Menus

A slightly different pop-up menu will also appear for many other items which you select.

For example, select a graph on the chart and right mouse click, a pop-up menu specific to the graph's line properties will appear:

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The sub-menu contains standard commands related to the selected element.

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