SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

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SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

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Mekko Graphics includes the ability to add a Segment Comparison Line. Add a Segment Comparison line to visualize the difference between pairs of segments or points.

 

SEGMENT COMPARISON LINES APPLY TO: all MEKKO, LINE and BAR charts

 

TO ADD A  SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

Choose Insert Segment Comparison Line from the Segment Comparison Line dropdown menu in the Edit Chart Toolbar. You may also right-click in the chart area and from the Format Chart Context Menu, select Insert Segment Comparison Line. By default, the line is drawn from the last segment of the first bar to the last segment of the last bar.  You can use the handles that appear to set the two segments that are to be compared.  Click the handle at either end and drag and drop to the desired segment.

 

TO REMOVE A SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

To remove any line, simply right-click on the line and select Remove Segment Comparison Line. You may also click on the line and simply press the DEL key.

 

MODIFYING THE POSITION OF A SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

To move a segment comparison line, simply click on either endpoint of the line and drag to your desired position on your chart. You can also adjust the line position while maintaining the position of each endpoint, by dragging the line itself.

 

FORMATTING A SEGMENT COMPARISON LINE

Right click the line and choose Format Segment Comparison Line. This brings up the Format Segment Comparison Line Task Pane. Here, you may change the label for the line, as well as the color, line style, arrow, and line width.  To return the line to the default format settings, choose Restore Segment Comparison Line from the Edit Chart Toolbar or the context menu of the line.