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Quick Chart

The GIDE system provides a tool for creating a graphic overview of data in chart form. This gives you two alternatives: the first is to use the so–called Quick Chart function for standard work with a statement, particularly for a fast check of trends, or for a visual impression regarding relationships between multiple accounts; the second is to make use of rather extensive instruments to give you a complex overview of graphed data captured on the Charts work area. The results of your work can then be made accessible to other users.

 

Displaying Data in Quick Chart

The Quick chart tool will display in its own panel (with a default position at the lower part of the screen) in the Dataroom work area. The panel is automatically activated by a click on any number value in the account being displayed, or by restoring chart updates by clicking on Pause/Restore Chart Updates.

To select data to be graphed, left–click the mouse and drag it over the values you want to graph. Alternatively, you can press shift while mouse–clicking to mark the beginning and end of the values to be graphed; or, to select only some data, press Ctrl and the left mouse button.

Another alternative for selecting values for display is to click on the first cell of every row whose values are to be graphed. Additional buttons for working with Quick chart:

  • Pause Chart Updates – to temporarily switch off the dynamic chart updates so you can select different values
  • Force Chart Update, or Restore Chart Update – to change a chart based on the buttons pushed, i.e. so the graph will not change dynamically when other values are entered, but rather only after the Force Chart Update button is clicked.
  • Save to Charts – to save for later use (the graph will be available in the Charts work area
  • Change Properties – to allow you to modify the graph (see the following chapter: Chart Wizard)
  • Print and Export – to launch the GIDE system’s standard print and export apparatus
  • Switch X / Y – to swap the X axis with the Y axis

 

 

Tip: This selective function also functions in reverse, i.e. you can eliminate values from within a continuous selection that you do not want graphed, by pressing Ctrl and the left mouse button.