Working with Grid


The Scanner is a data grid that can display quotes, market data, and indicator data in spreadsheet format. Each row always includes the following columns:

Symbol (first column)
Resolution (second column)
Trend (third column)

The positions of the columns above are fixed and cannot be moved.

Up to ten indicators can be added in 32 bit version, total amount of plots in which cannot exceed 100.
In 64 bit version there are no limitations for the amount of indicators and plots that can be added.


Selecting an Active Cell within the Scanner Window

It is possible to use the mouse or the keyboard to navigate an active cell within the Scanner window:

Using the mouse:

  1. Select the cell to make it active.
  2. Use the scroll bars located at the bottom and the right side of the Scanner window for viewing the cells that extend outside the visible range of the window.


Using the keyboard:

  • Arrow Keys - moves the cursor in the direction of the arrow key
  • HOME – returns the active cell position to beginning of the row
  • END – returns the active cell position to the end of the row
  • PAGEUP – moves the active cell position one page down
  • PAGEDOWN – moves the active cell position one page up
  • CTRL+HOME – returns the active cell position to the top left corner
  • CTRL+END – returns the active cell position to the bottom right corner
  • F2 – edits the current cell
  • F7 – Insert Study
  • TAB - moves the cursor to the next column


Making Column Width Fit to Text

To fit column width to text:

  1. Move a mouse pointer to the right border of a column header (e.g. Study title or Plot title).
  2. Double click when the pointer shape is changed to Horizontal Resize HResize.gif. The column width will be fitted to the text in the column.


Moving Study Columns Position

To move a Study column:

  1. Drag this Study header to a new location.
Note: Symbol, Resolution, and Trend columns cannot be moved.


Creating Chart Directly from a Scanner Window

To plot a chart directly from a Scanner window:

  • Right-click on the symbol name and select Create Chart. A chart will be plotted in a new chart window.
    or:
  • Double-click on the symbol's Trend cell. A chart will be plotted in a new chart window.
Note: Indicators from the scanner will be applied to the new chart automatically.


Changing the Scanner Theme Colors

To change the Scanner's theme colors:

  1. Select View from the main menu.
  2. Select Themes to choose the theme.

To change indicators values color to the inverted background color:

  1. Select View from the main menu.
  2. Select Themes and check the Invert Default Colors check box.