Graph Wizard

The graph wizard leads you through the necessary steps to create a new graph or add a plot to an existing graph. This is often the simplest way to make the graph if you are not familiar with Grapher. You can set some of the plot features through the wizard, although for the most part, default plot parameters are used to create the graph. Alternatively, graphs can be created with the other commands on the Graphs tab.

 


Use the Graph Wizard dialog to easily create a new graph or add a plot to an existing graph.

 

Using the Graph Wizard to Create a New Graph

To create a new graph with the graph wizard:

  1. Click the Graphs | Create | Wizard command .

  2. In the Graph Wizard dialog, select the general plot type in the Plot Categories section.  

  3. Click the specific plot type in the Plot Types section.

  4. Verify that New graph is selected next to Add plot to.

  5. Check the box next to Display preview, if desired.

  6. Click Next.

  7. In the Open Worksheet dialog, select a data file to open and click Open.

  8. In the Graph Wizard dialog, set the plot, line, and fill properties. You can review the plot settings and an example plot. If these settings are not acceptable, click the Back button to make changes. If the settings are acceptable, click the Finish button to create the graph.

 

Using the Graph Wizard to Add a Plot to an Existing Graph

To add a plot using the graph wizard:

  1. Click the Graphs | Create | Wizard command .

  2. In the Graph Wizard dialog, select the general plot type in the Plot Categories section.  

  3. Click the specific plot type in the Plot Types section.

  4. Verify that the graph name is selected next to Add plot to.

  5. Click Next.

  6. In the Open Worksheet dialog, select a data file and click Open.

  7. In the Graph Wizard dialog, set the plot, line, and fill properties. You can review the plot settings and an sample plot preview. If these settings are not acceptable, click the Back button to make changes. If the settings are acceptable, click the Finish button to add the new plot to the existing graph.

 

Function Plots

A worksheet is not selected when creating or adding a function plot since no data are required for this type. This step in the above directions can be ignored.

 

 

See Also

Graphs Tab Commands

Creating Graphs