Analyst support: Chart annotation

Adding text to charts

Chart annotation lets you to add comments to charts using the new annotation icon Annotation icon in the toolbar. 

Share graph with annotation

Comments can be edited, moved, coloured and deleted by dragging or right-clicking the annotation symbols ( Annotation symbol ) on the chart.

Annotation

Adding chart comments.

Chart comments can be added in two ways. Start with an open chart in the program.

1. Click on the annotation icon Annotation icon in the toolbar.

Analyst toolbar showing the annotation icon

or

2. Right-click on the chart background and select 'chart annotate' from the pop-up menu.

Next, click on the chart at the position you want your annotation to appear and type in your comments. Press enter.

Moving an annotation.

Click down on the annotation symbol ( Annotation symbol ) on the chart next to the text to be moved. Drag to a new location and drop.

Annotation

Editing an annotation.

To alter the text of an existing annotation, right-click on the annotation symbol ( Annotation symbol ) on the chart next to the text to be edited. Select 'edit' from the pop-up menu and make any changes in the edit box. Press enter or click elsewhere on the chart when finished.

Deleting an annotation.

To delete an existing annotation, right-click on the annotation symbol ( Annotation symbol ) on the chart next to the text to be deleted. Select 'delete' from the pop-up menu.

Changing the colour of an annotation symbol.

To change the colour of an existing annotation symbol on a chart, right-click on the annotation symbol ( Annotation symbol ). Select 'colour' from the pop-up menu then choose the new colour from the next dialog box and press ok.

To change the default colour of new annotation symbols, click on options / set default colours and click on the 'chart general' tab. Click on the colour next to 'annotation symbol'. A dialog box will be displayed. Select a new colour and press ok. All new annotation symbols will be displayed in this colour.

Changing the colour of annotation text.

To change the colour of annotation text, click on options / set default colours and click on the 'chart general' tab. Click on the colour next to 'annotation text'. A dialog box will be displayed. Select a new colour and press ok. All annotation text will now be displayed in this colour.

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