Spiral Calendar Intervals
Developed by Christopher Carolan, the Spiral Calendar Intervals takes the Spiral Calendar and calculations and show the distance that a bar is from a significant date in the Spiral Calendar. Further information on the Spiral Calendar method can be found in Christopher’s book, “The Spiral Calendar”.
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Drawing tool group, and left-click on the first bar you want to calculate the Spiral Calendar from. Next, left-click on the bar where you want to calculate the interval value. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.
Note: This tool requires at least the Gann Lite edition of Optuma, or the Gann tools add-on.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Spiral Calendar Intervals 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 Spiral Calendar Intervals 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 Spiral Calendar Intervals 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.
Spiral Calendar: Expands to show the available levels of the tool. You can untick specific levels to hide them from view.
Direction: Allows the tool to project forward, backwards (or both) from the date the tool is applied to.
Series: Allows you to select whether Odd, Even (or both) interval lines are displayed.
Draw Extended: Allows you to draw the original Spiral Calendar from the start date.
Draw to Bar: When enabled, vertical lines will draw from the tool to the bar on the chart.
Font Size: Use this slider to adjust the font size of the text labels displayed on the tool.
Font Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the text labels displayed on the tool. 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: Allows you to adjust the type of line displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Line Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the line for the tool. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
Line Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the 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: Allows you to select the background colour of the text labels. 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: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the text labels. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
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.