Extended Line
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    Extended Line

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    Article Summary

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    Extended Line is a line that extends indefinitely in both directions on the chart. It can be then used to create your own trend line or trend channel.
    The line will still be visible, extending at the same angle as its origin, even if you move far into the historical past or future on the chart.

    To add an Extended Line to the chart, click its name or the iconextended_line_iconon the Drawings Panel. Specify start and end points on the chart to place the line.

    Note: To cancel drawing, press ESC

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    Actions with the Extended Line

    • To edit the Extended Line, point to the line and then drag it by start or end point.
    • To move the Extended Line, simply drag it to where you want it on the chart.

    Note: To open the settings window, double-click the line on the chart

    Extended Line Toolbar


    Color. In the Color section, you can change the color of the Extended 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 Extended Line Settings.
    Lock. Locks the drawing position. The figure cannot be moved or edited on the chart.
    Delete. Removes a line from the chart.
    Note: To delete an Extended Line, you can also press the Delete or Backspace button on your keyboard.

    Extended Line Settings

    • Coordinates. The coordinates of the start and end points of the Extended Line that you can specify manually by filling out the values for the prices, dates and time.
    • Style. In this section, you can set a color, style or put an arrow at the start or end point of the line.
    • Labels. In the Labels section, you can choose whether to show price labels on the start and end points of the line or not. 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 Extended Line. The values are measured between start and end point of the Extended 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. The line is extended in both directions by default.
      Clear To the left or To the right checkboxes to remove the extension from the start or end point of the line respectively.

    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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