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    Arrow drawing is a line that connects two points with an arrow on its end. It is similar to the Trend Line but additionally shows the direction. 

    To add an Arrow drawing to the chart, click its name or the iconinfo_line_iconon the Drawings Panel. Specify start and end points on the chart, so that the arrow would indicate required direction.

    Note: To cancel drawing, press ESC


    Actions with the Arrow drawing

    • To edit the Arrow drawing, point to the line and then drag it by start or end point.
    • To move the Arrow drawing, simply drag it to where you want it on the chart.
    Note: To open the settings window, double-click the line on the chart

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

    Arrow Settings

    • Coordinates. The coordinates of the start and end points of the line that you can specify manually by filling out the values for the prices, dates and time.
    • Style. In this section, you can set color and style of the line.
    • Labels. In the Labels section, you can put price labels on the start and end points of the line. The labels can be aligned right/left of the points. Click to the left of the Price to show/hide labels. 
    • Measure box. In the Measure box section, you can choose what values should be shown on the line. The values are measured between start and end point of the line (you can set right, left or middle position for the measured values):
      • Show % price change
      • Show change
      • Show Bars
      • Show Date Time
      • Show Distance
      • Show Angle
    • Extend. In this section, you can extend the line to the left or right from the start and end points respectively:
      • To the left
      • To the right

    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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