Author: Optuma Team Last updated: Jul 24, 2020 01:28
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The Symbols tool allows you to apply various items such as arrows and numbers to a chart allowing you to highlight various developments on a chart.


To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Drawing tool group, and left-click on the area where you wish to add the tool. The Choose a Symbol window will display, allowing you to select the desired symbol. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.

Actions & Properties



Change Image: Allows you to replace the existing symbol with another from the Symbol window.

Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Symbols 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 Symbols 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 Symbols 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 Structures Panel.

Alignment: Can elect to display the Symbol in different positions in relation to the anchor point, there are 8 options available: Top Left, Top Right, Centre Top, Bottom Left, Bottom Right, Centre Bottom, Centre Left, Centre Right.
Image Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Symbol. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Symbol. 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.