8.5.2.7.3 The Grid Lines Tab for Other Special Graphs

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Selection

Horizontal

This is, by default, the bottom and top X axes. However, if you have exchanged the X and Y axes (Graph:Exchange X-Y Axis) or if you are editing an axis of a bar, floating bar, or stacked bar graph, then the Horizontal icon is associated with the left and right Y axes.

Vertical

This is, by default, the left and right Y axes. However, if you have exchanged the X and Y axes (Graph:Exchange X-Y Axis) or if you are editing an axis of a bar, floating bar, or stacked bar graph, then the Vertical icon is associated with the bottom and top X axes.

Z Axes

This is, by default, the front and back Z axes.

After you finish editing the properties of an axis, you can begin editing any other axis in your graph by selecting the appropriate icon from the Selection list box. To prevent your selections from applying to your graph, click the Cancel button at any time during the editing process (but before clicking Apply).

Major Grids

  1. Select the Major Grids check box to display major grids. Major grid lines are straight lines that emanate from major tick marks.
  2. Select the desired line color and line type from the associated drop-down lists.
  3. Type or select the desired line thickness (in points) from the Thickness (pts) combination box.

Minor Grids

  1. Select the Minor Grids check box to display minor grids. Minor grid lines are straight lines that emanate from minor tick marks.
  2. Select the desired line color and line type from the associated drop-down lists.
  3. Type or select the desired line thickness (in points) from the Thickness (pts) combination box.

Apply To

Select the Grid Lines check box to apply the current selection from the Line Color and the Line Type drop-down lists, and the Thickness (pts) combination box for both the Major Grids and the Minor Grids group to: This Layer, This Window, or All Windows (in the current project).

Additional Lines

  • Select the Opposite check box to display a straight line opposite the current axis.
  • Select the Y=0 (X=0, or Z=0) check box to display a straight line at Y=0 (X=0, or Z=0).