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Format Charts

Format Charts enables you to customize the appearance of your charts.

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Color Schemes

To select a new color scheme:

  • Click Format Charts
  • Place your mouse pointer over color scheme Color Scheme: Reset File to ...
    A list will appear.
  • Select a Color Scheme from the list.

Warning When you load a color scheme it overrides any color settings saved for the particular file.

Colors

  • Open Chart Format on the main menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over colors Colors.
    A drop-down list appears of all the basic chart colors (background, text, grid, trendlines, caption markers, etc.) followed by a list of all the chart types included in the open file.

Altering a Basic Chart Color

Example: To alter the background color:

  • Open the colors Colors menu.
  • Select Background from the drop-down list. A standard color palette is displayed.
  • Select a color from the palette by clicking on it.
  • Click OK to record your choice.

Altering an Indicator Color

Example: To alter the color of a 20-day exponential moving average on the main price chart:

  • Open the colors Colors menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over Price Daily in the list of charts on the drop-down list.
    A list of all the indicators on the Price Daily chart appears.
  • Select Exponential Moving Average: Daily: 20 periods from the list.
    A standard color palette is displayed.
  • Select a color from the palette by clicking on it.
  • Click OK to record your choice.

Font Size

  • Open Chart Format on the main menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over font size Font Size. A list appears of all available font sizes.
  • Click on the required font size.

Grid Style

  • Open Chart Format on the main menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over grid style Grid Style. A list appears of all available grid styles.
  • Click on the required grid style.

Hint If you do not want a grid select the same grid color as the background.


Hint Bright colors are not suitable against a dark background and vice versa.

Indicator Width

  • Open Chart Format on the main menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over indicator width Indicator Width. A list appears of all available widths.
  • Click on the required width.

Enhanced Graphics

  • Open Chart Format on the main menu.
  • Place your mouse pointer over indicator width Enhanced Chart Graphics.
  • Select Enhanced for smoother trendlines and other anti-aliasing benefits.
    Select Normal to return to the standard graphics option.

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