Using SubCharts

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When additional objects are inserted into a Chat Window, the window is divided horizontally into SubCharts. A single window can contain up to 20 SubCharts.

SubCharts allow several data series or other objects to be synchronized and viewed alongside each other.
Each SubChart is assigned a sequential number according to its position in a Chart Window, starting from the top. A chart that is the only chart in the Chart Window is SubChart number 1.

SubCharts can be Resized, Maximized, and Hidden. Each SubChart can contain a number of charts or studies, and objects can be moved from one SubChart to another.


Resizing SubCharts

To Resize SubCharts, position the mouse pointer over the border line between two SubCharts; once the pointer changes into a Splitter Subgraph Resize.gif, hold the left mouse button and drag the border to the desired position.


Maximizing and Restoring SubCharts

A SubChart can be maximized to fill the entire Chart Window, and a maximized SubChart can be restored to its original size.


Maximizing SubCharts

To maximize a SubChart, right-click on the chart area of the SubChart to be maximized and then click Maximize SubChart.


Restoring SubCharts

To restore a maximized SubChart to its original size, right-click on the chart area and then click Restore SubChart.


Moving Data Series between SubCharts


A data series in one SubChart can be moved to an existing or a new SubChart within the same Chart Window. Each SubChart can contain a number of objects.


Moving Data Series to Existing SubChart

A data series can be moved using the Format Instruments window:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. In the Display section, in the SubChart scrolling list box, select the SubChart # you wish to move the series to.


A data series can also be moved by the following method:

  1. Position the mouse pointer over the over the series or the Status Line of the series to be moved.
  2. Once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png, hold the left mouse button and drag the pointer to another SubChart.
  3. Release the mouse button to complete moving the series.


Moving Data Series to New SubChart

A data series can be moved using the Format Instruments window:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. In the Display section, in the SubChart scrolling list box, select Show On Top or Show On Bottom to move the series to a new SubChart at the top or at the bottom of the Chart Window, respectively.


A data series can also be moved by the following method:

  1. Position the mouse pointer over the series or the Status Line of the series to be moved.
  2. Once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png, hold the left mouse button and drag the pointer to the upper or lower border of the Chart Window, or of another SubChart.
  3. Once the pointer changes into the Create New SubChart Subgraph New.gif symbol, release the mouse button to create a new SubChart.


Hiding and Redisplaying SubCharts

In some instances displaying a SubChart may not be necessary. A SubChart can be hidden by hiding all of the objects it contains. Hidden objects retain their full functionality.

Hiding Subcharts

A SubChart can be hidden by hiding all of the objects it contains.

Objects can be hidden by using the Format Instruments window:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. In the Display section, in the SubChart scrolling list box, select Hide.


An object can also be hidden by one of the following methods:

  • Click the Hide Object icon on the Control toolbar; or:
  • Select Format in the main menu and click Hide Object.

Note: Starting with MultiCharts 8.8 beta 1 any hidden data series does not affect bar spacing of any other data series. In any previous version even though a data series is hidden it still affects bar spacing in order to synchronize invisible bars with visible bars.


To hide a SubChart you may have to repeat the procedure for any additional objects that the SubChart may contain.

Redisplaying Hidden SubCharts

A hidden object or a data series can be redisplayed in a SubChart.

To redisplay a data series:

  1. Open the Format Instruments window.

    To open the Format Instruments window, click the Format Instruments Format Instrument.png icon on the main toolbar;
    if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

    The Format Instruments window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; double-click once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png;
      - Position the mouse pointer over the symbol's data series; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png right-click and then click Format Symbol Name;
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Instruments; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button;
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Instrument; if the Format Objects window appears, select the symbol and click the Format button.

  2. Select the object to be redisplayed and click the Format button to display the Format Instruments window.
  3. Select the Settings tab.
  4. In the Display section, in the SubChart scrolling list box, select Show On Top, Show On Bottom, or SubChart #n, to redisplay the data series in a new SubChart at the top, a new SubChart at the bottom, or in an existing SubChart, respectively, in the Chart Window.