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7 Annotations

Annotations can be added to a chart, in the form of notes for particular days, and lines drawn on the chart.

7.1 Notes

Text notes are added with the Edit/Annotations dialog. These are free-form and can be used as personal reminders about particular events. (Usually they should be just a couple of words, as currently the drawing doesn’t do a good job with long text.)

7.2 Lines

Lines can be drawn on a chart as personal reminders of apparent trends or support/resistance etc. Lines can be drawn anywhere desired, and are stored using date and price so they scale with the display.

To draw a line press and hold mouse Button-2 at the starting point, and drag to the end. On a two-button mouse Button-2 usually means pressing both buttons at the same time.

While drawing, press H to toggle between a sloping line (the default) and a horizontal line. Press the spacebar to swap to move the opposite end of the line. An existing line can be repositioned by pressing and dragging Button-2 near an endpoint. Press Escape to abort an edit. To delete a line press D while dragging it.

7.3 Alert Levels

Alert levels can be set if you want to know when a stock trades (or has a bid/offer) above or below some price. Symbols which have gone past an alert level are put into the Alerts list.

Alert levels are edited like lines above. While editing, press A to switch to an alert, and then A again to toggle between an alert above (the default) or below the level. An above alert is drawn like

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and below like

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Basically the little up or down tag at the right hand end points the direction it will be interested in (ie. above or below).


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