Markers

Howard, in the properties window of many tools, such as Cycle or Formation, there is the choice of markers for Left Side and Right Side. Can you describe some of the non-intuitive ones. For example, CAL, Bar, and such. And maybe give a conceptual picture of what is possible using the various choices. thanks.

17:37 Ensign Howard: The marker list is a common gadget found on all of our studies and line tools, and some of the selections are illogical or inoperative for some uses.

17:37 Ensign Howard: The CAL is the number of calendar days between two points, so this would be used with a draw line where the 2 points for reference are the two endpoints for the tool construction.

17:38 Ensign Howard: BAR is like CAL, but is the number of Bars between the two construction points.

17:39 Ensign Howard: So in this example of the Draw tool, the Right side marker is set to BAR and it counted 27 bars in the trend marked by the line.

17:40 Ensign Howard: The % marker is used for a percentage level to be printed by the line and would be used as a marker with Fibonacci Levels tool.

17:40 Ensign Howard: The $ marker prints the price of the line and is also a good one to use with the Fibonacci marker or any of the line tools. % $ is both of the above

17:41 Ensign Howard: The Delta $ selection is the change in price between the two end points of the line.

17:42 Ensign Howard: This example shows the $ on the left side marking the 1447.25 price for the line starting price and the change in price is a rise of 6.50 to the 2nd end point with the delta $ marker

17:43 Ensign Howard: D:T is a data and/or Time stamp marker and is a good one to use with vertical lines such as in the Cycle Tool.

17:44 Ensign Howard: So here is the cycle tool with one of the markers being the BAR count and the other marker being the D:T for a timestamp. Most of the markers are just shapes

What about D/T , SLP, UNIT, LBL, ZON, BGD, A/B?

17:45 Ensign Howard: the VOL does a volume summation for the volume between two endpoints. VOL with a bar across it is the average volume. These are both good markers to use with the Pesavento Patterns tool

17:46 Ensign Howard: The HLT is a highlight of the area behind a bar

17:46 Ensign Howard: the ZON is a zone stripe the width of the bar space plotted full chart height. This is often used for background coloring and we have lots of example on our web site of ZON marker coloring

17:47 Ensign Howard: SLP is slope of the line.

17:47 Ensign Howard: LBL is for label for use with a DYO to print the text from the label field. Buffy's Bline template uses this LBL to give the visual effect of the <<--- --->> on the screen

17:48 Ensign Howard: The BGD stands for Background and would be used to recolor a sub-window's background color. Could be used a big visual mode change from green to red or something like that. Use that one carefully as it causes the whole sub-window to repaint when it changes and the repaint of a large area can slow the computer down or cause flicker in the sub-window.

17:50 Ensign Howard: The A/B is the Ask/Bid, but I do not remember its visual effect with out trying it

17:50 Ensign Howard: I do not remember what UNIT is without trying it

Thank you .