File | Defaults

Click the File | Defaults command to change the default properties for basic objects, graphs, plots, axes, and legends. Changing these default properties makes the change only for the selected object type. Once the defaults have been changed, all new objects will have those attributes. For example, if you change the line color to red for an ellipse object, all future ellipse objects will have the red line color by default. Existing objects will not be changed.

 

Default settings for graphing objects can also be set through template graphs. Grapher program options can be controlled with the File | Options command.

 

Defaults Dialog

Use the File | Defaults command to open the Defaults dialog.

 

Defaults Dialog
Use the Defaults dialog to specify Grapher default options.

 

Expanding Options

Left-click the button to the left of an option to expand the detailed options.

 

Condensing Options

Left-click the button to the left of an option to condense the detailed options.

 

Left Side - Default Categories

The default settings for Basic Objects, Graphs, Line Type Plots, Bar Type Plots, Polar Type Plots, 3D XYY Plots, 3D XYZ Plots, Maps, Other Plots, Axes, Legend, Wind Chart Legend, and Class Scatter Plot Legend can be accessed on the left side of the dialog. Left-click on an item to display the current settings on the right side of the dialog.

 

 

Right Side - Default Properties

The current settings for the selected item are displayed on the right side of the dialog. The appropriate tabs are displayed (i.e. Line or Fill) with the appropriate options for the selected object type. Make any appropriate changes and click the OK button.

 

Reset

Select a default category and click the Reset button to restore an object to its base default settings.

 

 

See Also

File | Options

Options - General

Options - Updates

Options - Backup

Options - Display

Options - Rulers and Grid

Options - Selection

Options - Plots

Options - Dialog Messages

Template Graphs