Tutorial Introduction

The tutorial introduces you to some of Grapher's basic features and should take about an hour to complete. After you have completed the tutorial, you will have the skills needed to begin creating your own graphs with your own data. The lessons should be completed in order; however, they do not need to be completed in one session.

Tutorial Overview

The following is an overview of lessons included in the tutorial.

  • Starting Grapher shows you how to begin a new Grapher session and open a new plot window.

  • Lesson 1 - Viewing and Creating Data opens and edits an existing data file and creates a new data file.

  • Lesson 2 - Creating a Graph shows you one way to create a graph.

  • Lesson 3 - Editing Axes shows you how to add an axis title, how to change the tick mark spacing, how to change the tick label source, and how to add a second linked axis.

  • Lesson 4 - Adding and Editing a Legend shows you how to add a legend and modify the legend's appearance.

  • Lesson 5 - Working with the Script Recorder shows you how to use the Script Recorder with the techniques in the previous lessons and adds a few new items. This is an optional advanced lesson. Because other features are covered in this advanced lesson, it is highly encouraged that you complete Lesson 5, even if you do not wish to use the script recorder.

Advanced Tutorial Lessons

The help file includes two advanced tutorial lessons. The advanced tutorial lessons demonstrate the features of the graph magnifier and inset zoom and demonstrate how move a plot to a different graph. These lessons are not included in the Quick Start Guide.

A Note About the Documentation

Various font styles are used throughout the Grapher quick start guide and online help. Bold text indicates command names, dialog names, and page names. Italic text indicates items within a dialog such as section or group names, options, and property names. For example, the Save As dialog contains a Save as type list. Bold and italic text occasionally may be used for emphasis.

In addition, commands appear as Home | Clipboard | Copy. This means, "click or scroll to the Home tab at the top of the document, then click the Copy command in the Clipboard group." The first word is always the ribbon tab name, followed by the group name, and the last word is always the specific command.

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See Also

Introduction to Grapher