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Chart Options for Analyzer Reports

The Chart Options dialog box is available if you have a visualization applied to your report. Just click on the Chart Options button in the Properties panel to bring up the chart options for that report. You can click Apply to update your report with your changes up to that point, and continue working with the Chart Options. After you are done setting options for your chart, click OK, and the report will refresh to reflect the options.

General Tab

The General tab is where you can determine background colors, fonts, or set the domain limit for the maximum number of plot values for your report.


Option Description
General Tab Description   

Fill type defines the background color of the chart and the fill colors used.

Choose None, Solid, or Gradient with the dropdown menu.

Labels: Use the dropdown menus to choose a font for your data labels, specify the size and type for the font, and change the font color with the color picker.
Domain Limit: Max Number of Plot Values: Use this to set the maximum number of plot values used in your report.

Axis Tab

The Axis tab is where you can define how the x-axis and y-axis appear on your report.


Option Description
Axis Tab Description   
Primary Axis:

Auto Range check box: Calculates the Start and Stop value automatically. If you want to specify the values, uncheck the box and fill out the Start and Stop fields.

Start: Use to set the starting value for the axis.

Stop: Use to set the stopping value for the axis.

Scale: Increase the scale for the primary axis, or leave it set to a default of None.
Secondary Axis: Available for Scatter and Column-Line Combo charts only. Secondary Axis has the same options as Primary Axis.

Legend Tab

The Legend tab has a few features that you can use to customize the look of the legend that goes along with your report.


Option Description
Legend Tab Description   
Show Legend: Uncheck this box to remove the legend from your report.
Position: Use the dropdown to move the legend to the Top, Right, Bottom, or Left of your report.
Background Color: Use this to change the background color of the legend. Click on the Background Color box to bring up the color picker.
Font: Use the dropdown menus to choose a font for your data labels, specify the size and type for the font, and change the font color of the legend.

Other Tab

The Other tab is where you go to tailor the look of the small charts for your report, if you have the Multi-Chart option selected. You can alter the size of negative values, or specify how you want Analyzer to show empty cells in your report.


Option Description
Other Tab Description   

Charts Per Row: Chose from the dropdown to specify how many multi-charts on each row appear.

Axis Auto Range for Charts: Use this to set the axis range for your multi-charts. You can use the same range for all of the small charts or set them independently.

Size By Measure: Treat Negative Values as: Use the dropdown menu to choose either Smallest Value or Absolute.
Empty Cell Treatment (Line and Area Charts Only): Controls how empty cells appear in your Line and Area charts. Choose from Show Gap, Connect with Dotted Line, or Treat as Zero.