Individual Graph Display

Last modified 11:22, 5 Nov 2012

Individual Graph Appearance Controls

Some of the general display parameters of the charts, for example background color, price and time scale appearance, etc.  to suit your personal preferences.

In addition to the chart's general appearance, you can also individually adjust the appearance of the different plots on the work-page.

Active Pane Indicator

In both cases the chart to be adjusted must be in the active pane.

Click anywhere on a chart and a blue highlight will appear around the border of its pane indicating that it is the currently active pane.

General Parameters

To change the general parameters of a chart, select the chart [it will be outlined in blue] and right mouse click to open the Chart Controls pop-up menu.

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Chart Properties

The first command will open the Chart Properties dialog box.

This dialog box is the same for other price charts.

It contains a number of tabbed pages containing controls for the display of price and time axis, chart color and font and other general display settings.

For more information on these commands, and how to apply them, go to the Chart Page Properties topic in the Charts section.

Cross Hairs Properties

This command opens the Cross Hairs Properties dialog where the display setting for the Cross Hairs can be set.

Go to the Cross Hairs section of the Option Graph page topic for a full description of the available settings.

Copy

Click this command to Copy an image of the currently selected price chart to the Windows clip-board. The image can now be pasted into other Windows applications such as Word, PowerPoint, or pasted into an email.

Print

The Print command will print a full page print-out of the currently selected pane.

Use the scroll bar, increase/decrease spacing buttons and drag [for un-locked charts] to display the part of the charts required to be printed. The Print function will print what is displayed on the pane's work area - what you see is what you print.

For more information, go to the Printing Charts topic.

Increase / Decrease Spacing, Reset Scales

These buttons have the same function as the buttons on the lower left margin of each of the Option Graph's four charts.

Increase Bar Spacing to "zoom-in" on the price data, Decrease Bar Spacing to view more data in the same amount of space.

Reset Scales returns the display to its initial size.

Lock Chart

Un-lock the chart and use the cursor to resize and reposition the chart(s) in the pane.

Lock the chart so they cannot be moved.

Buy

Use this command to directly Buy the selected option through an OptionsXPress account.

For more information refer to the Buy or Sell Using OptionsXPress topic.

Sell

Use this command to directly Sell the selected option through an OptionsXPress account.

For more information refer to the Buy or Sell Using OptionsXPress topic.

Individual Chart Parameters

In the Actual / Model Price graph and the Volatilities graph more than one chart are plotted.

The display of each of these plots can be individually adjusted.

To open the plot's individual pop-up menu, first highlight the plot [small black boxes will appear on its label and its plot] then single right mouse click.

The plot's pop-up menu will appear.

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Line Properties

The first command opens the Properties dialog box for the plot. If it is a candlestick chart this will be Candlestick Properties.

The dialog box is similar to those for Price Charts. Go to the Chart Series Dialog topic for an explanation of each of the tabbed pages in this dialog.

Chart Type

From this drop-down menu the chart type can be changed.

Select from Bar, Candlestick, Line, or Point & Figure.

When a new type is selected, the plot will be re-drawn and the new type's properties dialog box will be accessible from the first command of this pop-up.

Cut / Copy

The cut and copy commands allow users to copy the data for the individual chart series to the Windows clip-board. The data can later be pasted into an Excel file, or an e-mailed.

Delete

Select a plot and click Delete to remove it from the chart.

Note - As with all charts in Your SOFTWARE, each chart must have a Main Data Series. This cannot be removed from the chart. In this case, the options Price Chart in the Actual/Model pane, and the underlying asset's Historical Volatility chart in the Volatilities pane are the Main Data Series and cannot be removed.

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