Background

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Chart Background consists of Background Color, Grid, and Session Break lines.


Setting Background Color

Background Color is set from the Format Window window:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Background tab.
  3. In the Background Color section select one of the standard 40 colors from the palette box, or click the Other button to create custom colors.
Tip: To use these background settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.


Setting Grid

Grid aids in the visual assessment of price levels and time increments. Grid Type and Color can be selected, or the Grid can be hidden. The available Grid Types are: Point, Solid, Horizontal, Dotted, and Detailed Dotted.

Grid is set from the Format Window window:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Background tab.
  3. In Show Grid section check the Show Grid check box to display the Grid on the chart; uncheck the box to hide the Grid.
  4. Select Grid type in the Type drop-down list box.
  5. Select Grid color in the Color drop-down palette box.

Tip: To use these background settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.


Setting Session Breaks

Session Breaks are indicated on the chart by vertical lines. The lines' Color, Style, and Weight can be selected, or Session Break lines can be hidden.

Session Breaks are set from the Format Window window:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Background tab.
  3. In Show Session Breaks section check Show Session Breaks check box to display the lines on the chart; uncheck the box to hide the Session Break lines.
  4. Select line color in the Color drop-down palette box.
  5. Select line style in the Style drop-down list box.
  6. Select line weight in the Weight drop-down list box; line weight can only be selected for the solid line style.
Tip: To use these background settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.