Title Properties

You can add a title to an existing graph through the graph properties. Add a title to a color scale through the color scale properties. Each graph and color scale can only have one title. To view and edit graph title properties, click on the Graph object in the Object Manager or plot window to select it. Then, click on the Title tab in the Property Manager. To view and edit color scale title properties, click on the Color Scale object in the Object Manager or plot window to select. Then, click on the Title tab in the Property Manager.

 

Set the title and title location for a graph on the Title page in the Property Manager.

 

Creating a Graph Title

To add a title to a graph:

  1. Select the entire graph.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Click the Editorbutton next to Title.

  4. In the Text Editor, enter the title text and select the text properties.

  5. Click OK to add the title to the graph.

 

Creating a Color Scale Title

To add a title to a color scale:

  1. Select the color scale.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Click the Editorbutton next to Title.

  4. In the Text Editor, enter the title text and select the text properties.

  5. Click OK to add the title to the color scale.

 

See Color Scale - Contour Maps or Color Scale - Surface and Vector Plots for instructions on adding a color scale to a graph.

 

Removing a Graph Title

To remove a graph title:

  1. Select the entire graph.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Click the Editorbutton next to Title.

  4. In the Text Editor, delete all of the text.

  5. Click OK to remove the title from the graph.

 

Removing a Color Scale Title

To remove a color scale title:

  1. Select the color scale.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Click the Editorbutton next to Title.

  4. In the Text Editor, delete all of the text.

  5. Click OK to remove the title from the color scale.

 

Moving a Graph Title

To move a graph title:

  1. Select the entire graph.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Set the Position, X offset, and Y offset values.

  4. If the title should be move an additional amount, click the Graph Tools | Plot Tools | Move Labels command.

  5. Click on the graph title. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the title to the new location.

  6. Press ESC on the keyboard to exit move labels mode.

 

Moving a Color Scale Title

To move a color scale  title:

  1. Select the color scale.

  2. In the Property Manager, click on the Title tab.

  3. Set the Position, X offset, and Y offset values.

 

Title Properties

The Title Properties section includes the title text and font properties. You can quickly add a title by typing directly in the Text field.

 

You can make quick font adjustments to the entire title Text by editing the font properties in the Font section. Alternatively, click the button to edit the title text and text properties in the Text Editor dialog.

 

Position

Set the title location by choosing one of the eight predefined positions in the Position list. The options are Left-top, Middle-top, Right-top, Left-middle, Right-middle, Left-bottom, Middle-bottom, and Right-bottom. To change the Position, click on the existing option. Select the desired option in the list.

 

Selecting Left-middle or Right-middle will automatically change the title orientation to vertical, i.e. the Angle value is 90 degrees.

 

X and Y Offset

Title positions can be further refined by entering values into the X offset or Y offset boxes. Entering a positive value into the offset box moves the label up for the Y offset or to the right for the X offset. Entering a negative value in the offset box moves the label down for the Y offset or to the left for the X offset. To enter an offset, highlight the existing value and type a new value. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change. Alternatively, click the to increase or decrease the value. The offsets are set in page units.

 

Angle

You can enter a number into the Angle box to rotate the title. Positive values rotate the title in a counter-clockwise direction. The Angle is specified in degrees. To enter an angle, highlight the existing value and type a new value. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change. Alternatively, click the to increase or decrease the value.

 

Background Line

Use the Line settings in the Background section to add a border around the title. Click the next to Line to open the line properties section.

 

Background Fill

Use the Fill settings in the Background section to add a background fill to the title box. Click the next to Fill to open the fill properties section.

 

 

See Also

Graph Properties

Pie Charts

3D Pie Charts

Color Scale - Contour Maps

Color Scale - Surface Maps and Vector Plots