LINK ALL SEGMENTS

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LINK ALL SEGMENTS

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Linking all Segments with connector lines allows you to easily view the change in series values across the chart. Mekko Graphics lets you automatically add dashed comparison lines between segments in a bar chart.  

APPLIES TO: WATERFALL, STACKED BAR, 100% STACKED BAR CHARTS.

Click the Link all Segments icon in the Edit Chart Toolbar to automatically add connector lines to all segments in your chart.

If you wish to add links to only a subset of segments, click the segment where you want a link to be drawn. Green dots display the allowable segment link points. Click and drag from your starting point to ending point, drawing the segment link from one green dot to another. A green dot will indicate an allowable ending point based on your starting point. Continue drawing your segment links until you are satisfied with your chart.

You can also turn off the segment link mode in order to make it easier to select very small segments without selecting the link marker. To do this, choose Disable Link Connectors from the Link All Segments drop down menu.

 

FORMAT SEGMENT LINKS

Right click on a segment link to change the line width, color and pattern of the line. You can set the default width of your segment links in Preference Manager for all charts.

 

TO REMOVE SEGMENT LINKS:

You may remove individual segment links by right clicking on the link you wish to remove and choosing Remove Segment Link from the context menu. You may also remove all segment links by deselecting the Link All Segments button in the Edit Chart toolbar. You may remove any manual segment links by choosing Remove Manual Segment Links option from the drop down menu in the Edit Chart toolbar.