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Chart Settings

Version: {[discovery}}Classic 

Describes dial properties for Discovery Classic, including font size and legend style

Set the properties of the dial, including font size and legend style. The tabs and fields that are available vary from dial to dial. The possible fields are as follows:

Chart Tab

  • Default Chart Type: Set the chart type to be used when the dial series (Data Set­tings Editor > Appearance Tab > Series Type) is set to Default Chart Type.
  • Chart Display Format: Choose between 2D and 3D.
  • Chart Area tab
  • Chart Areas: Choose whether to display the series on a single chart, a dual chart (two charts), or multiple charts (one chart per series).
  • Font: Select the font to use in the chart.
  • Size: Select the font size to use in the chart.
  • Style: Choose among Standard, Bold, Italic, or combinations of the three.
  • Color: Choose a color for the text in the chart.
  • Show Border: Select whether to show a border around the chart.
  • Show Background: Select whether to show a background color on the chart.
  • Back Start Color: If Show Background is set to Yes, select a color for the background to start as.
  • Back End Color: If Show Background is set to Yes, select a color for the back­ground to gradient fade to from the Start Color.
  • Back Gradient: If Show Background is set to Yes, select whether to use a gradient on the background and if so, what direction the gradient runs

Y Axis Tab

  • Y Axis Scale: Select between Auto and Manual.
  • Y Start From Zero: Auto only. Specify whether the Y axis starts at zero.
  • Y Axis Maximum: Manual only. Specify the highest point on the Y axis.
  • Y Axis Minimum: Manual only. Specify the lowest point on the Y axis.
  • Y Axis Interval: Manual only. Specify the interval of marks on the Y axis.
  • Y Axis Title: Specify the title to appear along the Y axis. If you select Custom Name, enter the title you want in the next field.
  • Y Custom Title: If Y Axis Title is set to Custom Name, enter the custom name here.
  • Y Interlaced Grid: Choose whether to have the background of the chart display a grid along the Y axis. If a color gradient is set on the Chart Area tab, the gradient will increment according to the grid.
  • Y Major Gridlines: If set to Yes, lines appear for the intervals on the Y axis.
  • Y Minor Gridlines: If set to Yes, lines will appear subdividing the intervals on the Y axis.

Y2 Axis Tab

Controls the Y axis on the right hand side of the chart. This tab only appears you selected Secondary on the dial series (Data Settings Editor > Data Settings Tab > Series Y Axis)

  • Y2 Axis Scale: Select between Auto and Manual.
  • Y2 Start From Zero: Auto only. Specify whether the Y axis starts at zero.
  • Y2 Axis Maximum: Manual only. Specify the highest point on the Y axis.
  • Y2 Axis Minimum:Manual only. Specify the lowest point on the Y axis.
  • Y2 Axis Interval: Manual only. Specify the interval of marks on the Y axis.
  • Y2 Axis Title: Specify the title to appear along the Y axis. If you select Custom Name, enter the title you want in the next field.
  • Y2 Custom Title: If Y Axis Title is set to Custom Name, enter the custom name here.
  • Y2 Interlaced Grid: Choose whether to have the background of the chart display a grid along the Y axis. If a color gradient is set on the Chart Area tab, the gradi­ent will increment according to the grid.
  • Y2 Major Gridlines: If set to Yes, lines will appear for the intervals on the Y axis.
  • Y2 Minor Gridlines: If set to Yes<, lines will appear subdividing the intervals on the Y axis.

X Axis Tab

Controls the X axis on the dial.

  • Offset Lables: Alternates positions of the X axis labels. Useful if the labels are long.
  • Label Angle: Non-offset labels only. Select the angle of the X axis labels in degrees.
  • Label Interval: Set to Auto or select the interval for the X axis labels.
  • Auto Fit Labels: Select whether the system should shrink the labels to fit or not.
  • Label Format: Select whether the X axis labels should be consecutive numbers or not.
  • Label Text: Select whether to use the series short name or long name in the X axis labels.
  • Major Gridlines: If set to Yes, lines will appear for the intervals on the X axis.
  • Minor Gridlines: If set to Yes, lines will appear subdividing the intervals on the X axis.

Legend Tab

Controls the appearance of the dial’s legend.

  •    Type: Select a Standard, Short Summary Table, or Long Summary Table for the legend.   

  •    Legend Text   : Select what the legend will display for each series.

  •    Position   : Select the legend’s shape and location.

  •    Font:

  • Font: Select the font to use in the legend.

  •       Size: Select the font size to use in the legend.

  •       Style: Select among Standard, Bold, Italic, or combinations of the three.

  •       Color: Select a color for the text in the legend.

  •    Border   : Specify whether the legend has a border or not.

  •       Custom       tab

  •    Column Position   : Column charts only. Select whether the columns appear side by side or superimposed on each other.

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