Gann Square

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The Gann Square is created by drawing a Gann Fan from each corner of a square. It is drawn to the right or left from the selected point on a chart which is generally an important high or low.


Inserting Gann Square

  1. Select one of three ways to insert the Gann Square:
    • In the menu select Insert, point to Drawing and then to Gann Tools and click Gann Square.
    • Click the Gann Square Drawing GannSquare.png icon on the Drawing toolbar.
    • Click the arrow next to the Drawing Tools Show Hide Drawing Tools.png icon on the Main toolbar, point to Gann Tools and select Gann Square.
  2. The cursor will change to the Gann square GanSquare pointer.gif.
  3. In the Chart Area click where the Gann Square is to begin.
  4. Then keeping the left mouse button pressed move the pointer up, down, left, or right to position the Gann Square.
  5. Release the button.


Moving Gann Square

To move a Gann Square without changing its shape:

  1. Point the cursor at the Gann Square that is to be moved.
  2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif.
  3. Then keeping the left mouse button pressed drag the drawing tool to the desired position.
  4. Release the button.


Reshaping Gann Square

To reshape a Gann Square (change its size):

  1. Point the cursor at the Gann Square that is to be reshaped.
  2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif.
  3. Left-click the Gann Square and 2 small squares will appear in the corners.
  4. Drag one of these squares till the drawing tool becomes of the desired shape.
  5. Release the button.


Formatting Gann Square

In MultiCharts one can change the settings of the Gann Square. All the changes are performed in the Format Gann Square window.

Each instance of a Gann square has its own Format window. The number (if there are 2 or more Gann square instances in the same Chart Window) are shown in the titlebar of each Format Gann Square window.

One can change the settings of the Gann Square: the color, style and weight of the price/time lines. One can choose the price/time relationship on which the Gann lines are based. One can also choose to show or not the labels (price or/and value), select their font, style, size and the character set. It is possible to apply the strikeout or underline effects to the labels. It is possible to specify the time and price coordinates.


Setting Style

  1. Access the Format Gann Square window.
    To access the Format Gann Square window:
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then double-click.
    Or
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then right-click.
    3. Select Format 'Gann Square'… from the shortcut menu.
    Or
    1. In the Format Objects window select the Drawings tab.
    2. Select the Gann square instance that is to be formatted and press the Format… button.
  2. Select the Data tab.
  3. To display or hide any elements of the Gann Square check or uncheck the corresponding check boxes.
  4. In the Price column select the corresponding cells and enter the desired values. These percentages determine the price/time relationships on which the Gann lines are based.
  5. In the Color column, using the drop-down lists, select any of the preset 40 colors for the Gann lines or click the Others… button to select the custom colors.
  6. In the Style column, using the drop-down lists, select the desired styles for the Gann lines.
  7. In the Weight column, using the drop-down lists, select the desired weights for the Gann lines.
  8. Check the Use as Default check box to use these settings as the default settings when creating other Gann Squares.
  9. Click OK.


Setting Labels

  1. Access the Format Gann Square window.
    To access the Format Gann Square window:
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then double-click.
    Or
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then right-click.
    3. Select Format 'Gann Square'… from the shortcut menu.
    Or
    1. In the Format Objects window select the Drawings tab.
    2. Select the Gann square instance that is to be formatted and press the Format… button.
  2. Select the Labels tab.
  3. Check or uncheck the Show Labels check box to display or hide the labels.
  4. Enter the desired font in the Font field or select it from the Font list.
  5. Enter the desired font style in the Font Style field or select it from the Font Style list.
  6. Enter the desired font size in the Size field or select it from the Size list.
  7. In the Effects group check or uncheck the Strikeout or/and Underline check boxes to display the labels struck out or/and underlined.
  8. From the Character Set drop-down list select the desired character set.
  9. Check the Use as Default check box to use these settings as the default settings when creating other Gann Squares.
  10. Click OK.


Setting Coordinates Precisely

  1. Access the Format Gann Square window.
    To access the Format Gann Square window:
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then double-click.
    Or
    1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be formatted.
    2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then right-click.
    3. Select Format 'Gann Square'… from the shortcut menu.
    Or
    1. In the Format Objects window select the Drawings tab.
    2. Select the Gann square instance that is to be formatted and press the Format… button.
  2. Select the Properties tab.
  3. In the Coordinates section enter the desired time coordinates in the Start Date and End Date fields or use the drop-down calendars.
  4. In the Coordinates section enter the desired price coordinates in the Start Value and End Value fields.
  5. Click OK.


Cloning Gann Square

To clone a Gann square:

  1. Drag the cursor to the Gann square instance that is to be cloned.
  2. The cursor Pointer Pointer.gif will change into Hand Hand.gif, then right-click.
  3. Select Clone Drawing from the shortcut menu.