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    Arc is a tool that is used to highlight a certain area or patterns on the chart.
    The Arc is drawn by three points. To add an Arc to the chart, click its name or the iconarc_iconon the Drawings Panel. Then, do the following steps:

    • Specify start and end points on the chart to draw a line.
    • Move the pointer up or down to adjust the position of the third point and then click to place the Arc.
    Note: To cancel drawing, press ESC

    ArcArc drawing

    Actions with the Arc

    • To edit the shape of the Arc, point to its line and drag it by one of the three points.
    • To move the Arc, point to its border line and simply drag it to where you want it on the chart.
    To open the settings window, double-click the Arc line

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    Color. In the Color section, you can change the color of the Arc. The slider at the bottom is intended to set transparency of the color.
    To create a custom color:
    • clickto open the color picker
    • by using the slider at the bottom, adjust the main color
    • on the color picker, set a shade for the main color

    The custom-created colors are added to your palette. To remove a custom color, drag it out of the palette.

    Weight. In the Weight section, you can set the thickness and style for the line of the Arc (currently, only dashed style is available).
    Settings. A set of parameters that are described in Arc Settings.
    Lock. Locks the drawing position. The figure cannot be moved or edited on the chart.
    Delete. Removes the arc from the chart.
    Note: To delete an arc, you can also press the Delete or Backspace button on your keyboard

    Arc Settings

    • Coordinates. The coordinates of the points of the Arc. You can put them manually by filling out the values for the prices, dates and time.
    • Style. In this section, you can set a color and style for the line of the Arc or the background color of the highlighted area inside the Arc.
      Clear Background checkbox to remove the background of the Arc.

    Click Close to apply the settings.

    Note: At the bottom-left corner of the window, click Restore Defaults to reset the settings

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