Histogram Charts

Notes:

By dragging the mouse while holding the right mouse button pressed the chart can be scrolled Horizontal and Vertically.

Changing the proportion of the chart windows, by dragging the mouse will change the chart proportions accordingly.
When printing, the chart proportion will be automatically adjusted to the printed page. If you need to adjust with more precision the proportions of the printed chart you should copy and paste the chart in some other program (like a word processor or any other). It will be pasted as a resizable picture (Windows metafile format), which can be scaled easily to any size and proportion.

If the chart shows labels and the background is not white, the line connecting the labels with the bars will be white and therefore, when printing in black and white they may not be visible unless you set the chart background to white.

The Chart window has two menus, one  to print or the other to copy the chart to the clipboard, but most configuration options are accessed through three different tabs:

Tabs options

Description
Main  

Show Points

If this option is selected the points will be displayed using the style and dimensions specified for each series in the Series tab.

Show Legend

Shows / Hides the legend, to the right of the chart.

Show B. Axis Labels

 Shows / Hides the bottom Axis labels.

Labels group box

Show Labels Shows / Hides the labels near to each Series point.
Decimal Positions
defines how many decimal positions will be displayed in the labels.

Left Axis group box

Show Labels Shows / Hides the labels on the left axis.
Decimal Positions
defines how many decimal positions will be displayed in the axis values.

Background Color

The Background Color is the Color used to fill the complete Chart Panel background.

Color each point

If Color each point is unselected all points will be drawn using the Series color property. If selected, each Series point will be "colored" with a different color.
See also Color in Series tab.

3D Settings

 
View 3D View3D will draw each Series simulating a 3D effect. You can control the 3D proportion by modifying the Chart Percent.
2D 3D (Percent)

The Percent indicates the size ratio between Chart dimensions and Chart depth when View 3D is selected.

Elevation

Describes front plane rotation by rotation degrees (0 - 360º). Increasing the value positively will bring the top of the Chart towards the viewer and the bottom of the Chart away, moving around an horizontal axis at the central vertical point of the Chart.

Perspective

Sets the view of the Chart with perspective effect (dimensional appearance with respect to distance from the viewer).
When set to 0 perspective id disabled.

Rotation

Describes front plane rotation by rotation degrees (0 - 360º). Increasing the value positively will bring the right of the Chart towards the viewer and the left of the Chart away, moving around a vertical axis at the central horizontal point of the Chart.

Zoom

Zooms the whole Chart. Increasing the value positively will bring the Chart towards the viewer, increasing the overall Chart size as the Zoom value increases. The Chart may be enlarged to a size greater than the Chart panel thus bringing the axes outside of the viewable area.

Show Walls
Left Wall
Bottom Wall
Back Wall

Show Walls will draw Back, Left and Bottom "walls" to simulate 3D effect.
The color for each "wall" can be specified separately.

Dark Bar 3D sides

Only works when the chart style is Bar or Horizontal Bar. If selected, the bar sides will be black, otherwise they will have the same color than the bar.

Series

This tab is not available when using Pie charts.

Select Series #

Select here the Series number to work with when specifying color, title, style, pattern  or  size.

Color Sets the series color
If Color each point is selected in Main tab, the color specified here will not be used at all.
Title

Each Series title appears in the Chart Legend. The default title for each series is its number.

Points

Style defines the shape used to display the Series Points. It can be set to: Rectangle, Circle, Triangle, DownTriangle, Cross, DiagCross or Star.

Horizontal and Vertical Size specify the Series Pointer width in logical pixels.

The Points group is only available when selecting Line or Point XY charts.