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    Path is a line with an arrow at the end that shows the direction of trend. It can go through as many points on the chart as necessary.

    To add a Path to the chart, click its name or the iconpath_iconon the Drawings Panel. Successively, specify points on the chart to draw a path. To finish drawing, click once again on the last point you placed or press ENTER.

    Note: To cancel drawing, press ESC


    Actions with the Path

    • To edit the Path, point to the line and then drag it by one of the points.
    • To move the Path, simply drag it to where you want it on the chart.
    Note: To open the settings window, double-click the Path on the chart

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

    Path Settings

    • Style. In this section, you can set the color and style for the line of the Arc or the background color of the highlighted area inside the Arc.
    • Show arrow. Select At the start of the figure or At the end of the figure to show an arrow.

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

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