Axes Page

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Chart preview area
Previews a chart’s layout.
Note that you can select an axis to be modified on the chart preview area directly.

Axis selector
Specifies an axis to be customized.

Options tabs
The following tabs are available on this page.

General
Specifies visibility, position, range and format properties.

Appearance
Defines color, thickness and interlacing options.

Elements
Customizes title, tickmarks and grid line properties.

Labels
Specifies position and text for automatically created labels, or allows custom labels to be defined.

Strips
Allows you to create strips, define their visibility, name, limits, appearance, etc.

Constant Lines
Allows you to create constant lines, specify whether the constant line should be checkable or checked in a legend, define their visibility, name, value, legend text, appearance, title, etc.

Scale Breaks
Allows you to enable automatic and / or create custom scale breaks, and define their appearance.

Panes Page

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Chart preview area
Previews a chart’s layout.

Pane selector
Specifies a pane to be customized.

Options tabs
The following tabs are available on this page.

General
Determines whether the selected pane should be visible, specifies its name, size mode and size value.

Appearance
Specifies a pane’s background color and fill style, and its background image.

Border
Determines whether a pane’s border should be visible, and defines its color.

Shadow
Determines whether a pane’s shadow should be visible, and defines its color and size.

Scroll & Zoom
Enable or disable a pane’s scrolling and zooming for specific axes.

Scroll Bars
If scrolling and/or zooming is enabled for an axis, adjust the scroll bars visibility, position and appearance.

Diagram Page

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Chart preview area
Previews a chart’s layout.

Options tabs
The following tabs are available on this page.

General
Choose whether a diagram should be rotated, set its padding values, and (if it contains several panes) define the panes’ layout direction.

Elements
Add or remove secondary axes and panes.

Scroll & Zoom
Enable or disable a diagram’s scrolling and zooming, and specify the scrolling and zooming options.

Chart Page

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Chart preview area
Previews a chart’s layout.

Options tabs
The following tabs are available on this page.

General
Specifies a chart’s automatic layout, chart background color, fill style and background image.

Border
Specifies a border’s color, thickness and visibility.

Padding
Specifies the diagram’s inner indents.

Empty Chart Text
Specifies the message displayed in the chart when there’s no data to display.

Small Chart Text
Specifies the message displayed in the chart, when the chart size is too small to fit the diagram.

Data Page

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You can provide data for a chart using the following tabs.

Points Tab

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Use it to manually enter data points for series.

Note that valid Argument and Value entries must correspond to the Argument scale type and the Value scale type selected for the appropriate series on the Series Page.

Otherwise, an error message will be invoked.

Series Binding Tab

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Use it to provide specific data binding options for each series.

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The illustration demonstrates how it works.

Auto-created Series Tab

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Use it to specify data columns used to generate series, as well as the series view type and other options like sorting, filtering and name template.

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The illustration demonstrates how it works.

Series Page

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Series List
This list displays all available series. You can click list entries to access properties of the corresponding series. To switch between series, use the and buttons.

Series management buttons
Use the Add, Copy and Remove buttons to manage the series collection.

Options tabs
The following tabs are available on this page:

General
Choose whether the selected series should be visible, define its name, and select a view type.

Series Options
Specifies argument and value scale types, the point sort order, visibility in the legend, whether the legend is checked, and legend text.

Top N Options
Specifies whether the Top N Values feature is enabled, and allows you to control this feature’s options.

Legend Text Pattern
Specifies the format of values displayed in the chart legend.

Appearance Page

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Chart Preview Area

Previews a chart’s layout.

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Palette Editor

Specifies a palette to color a series.

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Style Editor

Specifies the style determining the chart’s appearance, depending on the selected palette.

Chart Type Page

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Chart type selector
Contains icons representing chart types. Click an icon to choose the appropriate chart type.

Chart type filter
Filters chart types available in the Chart type selector. The following chart filters are available:

All Chart Types.

  • Bar Series (Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar, Side-By-Side Stacked Bar, 100% Side-By-Side Stacked Bar, 3D Bar, 3D Stacked Bar, 3D 100% Stacked Bar, 3D Side-By-Side Stacked Bar, 3D 100% Side-By-Side Stacked Bar and Manhattan Bar).
  • Point and Line Series (Point, Bubble, Line, Stacked Line, 100% Stacked Line, Step Line, Spline, Scatter Line, Swift Plot, 3D Line, 3D Stacked Line, 3D 100% Stacked Line, 3D Step Line and 3D Spline).
  • Pie Series (Pie, Doughnut, 3D Pie and 3D Doughnut).
  • Funnel Series (Funnel and 3D Funnel).
  • Area Series (Area, Stacked Area, 100% Stacked Area, Step Area, Spline Area, Spline Area Stacked, 100% Stacked Spline Area, 3D Area, 3D Stacked Area, 3D 100% Stacked Area, 3D Step Area, 3D Spline Area, 3D Spline Stacked Area and 3D 100% Stacked Spline Area).
  • Range Series (Range Bar, Side-By-Side Range Bar, Range Area, 3D Range Area).
  • Radar and Polar Series (Radar Point, Radar Line, Radar Area, Polar Point, Polar Line and Polar Area).
  • Advanced Series (Stock, Candle Stick, Gantt, Side-By-Side Gantt).

 

Wizard Overview

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Use the chart wizard dialog to quickly and easily create a new chart, or modify an existing one.

Construction group:
Chart Type Page
Appearance Page
Series Page
Data Page

Presentation group
Chart Page
Diagram Page
Panes Page
Axes Page
Series Views Page
Point Labels Page
Chart Titles Page
Legend Page
Annotations Page

To navigate through the Chart Wizard’s pages, use the navigation bar or the Previous and Next buttons.

To complete the chart, use the Finish button, or the Cancel button, to cancel all changes.

Chart Customization Tab

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The Options Tab contains commonly used element settings.

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The Properties Tab contains all settings of a chart element.

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The Data Tab contains settings, which allow you to specify data source members used to plot series or other data settings of a chart element (for example, the series points values if the series is not assigned with data).