Options - Display

You can set defaults such as file open/save paths, page units, undo levels through the File | Options command. In the Options dialog, click the button next to Environment to expand that section to access these items. Changes made in the Options dialog affect all subsequent documents. Existing documents and settings are not changed.

The Environment section has the following sub-sections: Display, Rulers and Grid, Selection, Plots, and Dialog Messages. Click Display on the left side of the dialog to display the Display options on the right side of the dialog. Use the Display options to control various display settings in Grapher.

Use the
Options dialog to set Grapher preferences.

Drag With Outline Only

Check Drag with outline only to show a dashed outline of the selected object when it is moved while retaining the original location of the object. Uncheck this option to show the entire object move without retaining the original location of the object.

Display Page Outline

Use the Display page outline option to display or hide the page outline in the plot window. Check this option to display the page outline. Uncheck this option to hide the page outline. The page size is set through the File | Page Setup command.

Display Margins

Click Display margins to show the margin settings on the page as dashed lines. Uncheck this option to hide the page margins. Margins are set through the File | Page Setup command.

Page Fill

Use Page fill to set the background fill. The fill is not intended to be printed or exported, but is only for use in the Grapher window. Click the button to the left of Page fill to expand this section and select fill properties for the Page fill.

Tabbed Documents

Check the box next to Tabbed documents to display each plot and worksheet window as a series of tabs. When viewing in tabbed document mode, the tabs may be dragged to reorder them. The left/right arrow buttons at the right of the tabs are used to scroll the tabs should there be more tabs than can fit along the top of the window.

Tabbed Documents
Plot 1, Worksheet1, Plot2, and Worksheet2 are tabbed.
The left and right arrows are used to scroll.

When a document contains unsaved changes, an asterisk appears next to its tabbed name. The asterisk (*) disappears once the unsaved changes have been saved.

Visual Style

Change Visual Style option to change the visual look of Grapher. Select the Black, Blue, or Silver theme. The default is the Blue theme.

Antialias Lines

Check the Antialias lines option to use antialiasing to draw lines to produce smoother looking graphic objects.

Maximum Points in Line

Lines are antialiased when the Antialias lines option is checked and when the line does not contain more than the number of points specified in the Maximum points in line. Increasing this value slows the redraw of the graph, but will make lines on the screen appear smoother. Setting this value to -1 will result in all lines, regardless of how many points are in the line, being antialiased.

Antialias Text

Check the Antialias text option to use antialiasing to draw text to produce smoother looking text and symbol objects.

Swap Wheel Zoom/Scroll Behavior

The default behavior is for the wheel on a wheel mouse to control zoom in and zoom out. Check the Swap wheel zoom/scroll behavior for the wheel on a wheel mouse to control the page scroll.

Display Info Area

Check the Display Property Manager info area box to display a small box in the Property Manager that shows a short description of the selected option. The Property Manager information area is displayed by default.

See Also

Options - General

Options - Updates

Options - Backup

Options - Rulers and Grid

Options - Selection

Options - Plots

Options - Dialog Messages

Options - Default

File | Options

File | Defaults