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Graph IDEGraphs ► Titles & Labels

This section describes graph titles and labels and how to adjust them. The figure below shows some more unusual settings.

Please play around with the Graph's Title & Labels Inspector Sub-Editor to figure out all the options.

Fonts

To affect a change in a font first select the graph and then bring forward the font panel (command-t) and change the font. The font changed depends on the component of the graph hit. There are three component hit types:

Title:If the main, x or y title is hit then a font change is associated with that hit title only.
Labels:If an axis label is hit then the font for all the labels of that axis are changed.
Frame:If the hit is in the interior of the graph frame then the labels for all axes are changed.

Inspector Editor

The Inspector Editor for the Titles And Labels is shown below.

Main Title

Draw : Determines if the main title is drawn or not.

Text : Shows and defines the title's text. Click Return to enter the text.

Font Name ; Size : Shows the title font name and size. Selecting this label brings up the Font selector. This label is right below the Text field entry and does not look like a control.

Alignment : Shows and defines the alignment of the title relative to the graph frame.

Text Color : Shows and defines the Color of the title text.

Background Color : Shows and defines the Color of the background of the title. The background is the graphical frame of the text and is coincidental with the bounds of the font metrics.

Draw : Determines if the main title background is drawn or not. This is next to the background color well.

Axis Title

Draw : Determines if the axis title is drawn or not.

Text : Shows and defines the title's text. Click Return to enter the text.

Font Name ; Size : Shows the title font name and size. Selecting this label brings up the Font selector. This label is right below the Text field entry and does not look like a control.

Alignment : Shows and defines the alignment of the title relative to the graph frame.

Text Color : Shows and defines the Color of the title text.

Background Color : Shows and defines the Color of the background of the title. The background is the graphical frame of the text and is coincidental with the bounds of the font metrics.

Draw : Determines if the main title background is drawn or not. This is next to the background color well.

Tilt Angle : Determines the tilt (rotation) of the labels. The dial control is described in the Dial section.

Axis Labels

Tilt Angle : Determines the tilt (rotation) of the labels. The dial control is described in the Dial section.

In / Out : Shows and defines the axis and hence label in /out positioning. Only one is selected at the time. For a y-axis rectilinear graph those are left-out, left-in, 0-value-left, 0-value-right, right-in and right-out. This is particularly applicable to a Multiple Coordinate Graph where axes are to the left and right of the graph frame.

Minimum, Increment, Maximum : Determines if the Minimum, Increment, Maximum labels are drawn or not.

Text : Shows and defines the title's text. Click Return to enter the text.

Text Color : Shows and defines the Color of the title text.

Background Color : Shows and defines the Color of the background of the title. The background is the graphical frame of the text and is coincidental with the bounds of the font metrics.

Draw : Determines if the label background is drawn or not. This is next to the background color well.

Offset Type : Determines the label position relative to the ticks.

Offset : Determines the label positional offset relative to the ticks.

Tick Gap : Determines the label gap between a tick and the label frame.

Format : Determines the label numeric format. This can be overridden by the LabelMapping.

Digits : Determines the number of significant digits to be used.

Font Name ; Size : Shows the title font name and size. Selecting this label brings up the Font selector. This label is right below the Text field entry and does not look like a control.




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