The Bar Label tool is perfect when you want to highlight a particular bar in reports. It shows the date and all the price information for the bar it is connected to.
Note: The Bar Label tool is only available with a Professional or Enterprise Services subscription (not Trader Services).
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Drawing tool group, and left-click on the bar you would like the details to display for. Move the label on the chart until you are happy with its position and left-click again to place it.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Bar Label tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Bar Label tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.
Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Bar Label to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Font Colour: Sets the colour of the font that is displayed in the Bar Label. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.
Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of Bar Label line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot and Stippled.
Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the Bar Label line. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
Line Colour: Allows you to select the colour of the Bar Label line. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.
Fill Colour: Sets the background colour for the Bar Label. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.
Fill Transparency: Sets the transparency for the Fill colour. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
Transparency: Sets the transparency of the Bar Label background. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the Bar Label background.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.