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11.12 The Vertical Cursor Gadget

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Use the Vertical Cursor gadget to read X and Y coordinate values for data points on stacked panel plots. This gadget is available in the Gadgets menu when a graph window is active.

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The Gadget Dialog's Toolbar Buttons

Add Tag and Label

Button Tag and Label.png

Add tag and labels at current position for the selected plots.

Note: You are allowed to add multiple tags on a graph, labeling the data points with specified format.

Hide Label

Button Hide Label.png

Click this button to specify whether to hide the labels. Note: Only the X value will be tagged at the top/bottom of the graph while the labels are hidden.
Increase/Decrease Font Size

Button Increase Font.pngButton Decrease Font.png

Increase or decrease the font size of the labels.
Move Cursor to X

Button Move Cursor.png

Move the cursor to the position specified by the input X value.
Output Report

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Output the XY coordinate values listed in the Cursor tab to the specified worksheet.
Go to Report Worksheet

Button Go to Report Worksheet.png

Switch to the report worksheet.
Options

Button Preference.png

Open the Preference dialog.
Link/Unlink Graphs

Link Unlink Graphs.png

Click this button to open the Graph Browser, to select and link graphs to the current graph.
Hide Details

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Click this button to expand or hide the Cursor table.

Data Points List

Snap Cursor to Nearest X

Select to snap the cursor to the nearest source data points in X direction.

Cursor Table

This table lists information about the intersection of the vertical cursor and data plots.

This table includes two context menus with which you can customize column and plot display.

Context Menu 1

Right-click a column header to open a menu which will let you select the columns to display in this table.

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Context Menu 2

Right-click the area below the column header to open another menu. Here, you can select to copy data to the clipboard, choose which plots to display in the table, unlink the linked graph, and save/load linked graphs.

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Preferences Dialog

Click the Options button Button Preference.png to open the Preferences dialog. This dialog contains three tabs:

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Table tab

On this tab, you can:

  • Specify the display format of X and Y values in the Cursor table and in labels on the graph.
For the detailed meaning of the syntax in the option list of Display Format, please refer to this.
  • Select columns to display in the Cursor table.

Tags and Labels tab

On this tab,

  • you can specify Label Form, Tag Form, and Tag Location.
    You may choose to customize the Label or Tag Form by writing a custom format string. For more information on string syntax, please refer to Substitution Notation in LabTalk Help.
  • You can specify the line length, Span Layers or Full pag.

Output tab

Specify the output worksheet.

Link/Unlink Graph

When open the vertical cursor and add a tag on a graph, you can click the button Link Unlink Graphs.png to open the Graph Browser and link the graphs together.

An additional button Load Last Used is available in the graph browser window for vertical cursor, by clicking this button, the graphs which are linked last time will be loaded and be ready to be linked.

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If the graphs are already linked, when the cursor is moved on one graph, data coordinates from all data plots and from each of the linked graphs will be displayed. Furthermore, when a tag is added to/deleted from the graph with the cursor, corresponding tag is added to/deleted from each of the linked graphs.

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After the graphs have been linked together, an icon Linked graph button.png will be added on top-right of all graphs to indicate which graphs have been linked together. Right-click this button, a context menu to control the cursor line will be brought up and you can:

  • Go to Cursor Line Window:
Directly active the graph window which the cursor line is currently on.
  • Move Cursor Line here:
Move the cursor line to the current active graph window.

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