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Adding a drawing to a chart (Webtrader)

You can add various drawings to a chart, such as arrows, trend channels and Fibonacci rays. You can also add notes. More than one drawing or note can be added.

Note: In this procedure, the word ‘click’ refers to either a click or a tap.

1. Display the chart you want to add a drawing or note to.

2. Click on the drawings menu icon on the charts toolbar at the top of the chart:

Tip: You can also display a menu of drawing options by clicking at the top right of the chart and selecting Add Drawing from the menu that appears.

3. Select an option from the drawings menu and add it to the chart.

The way to add a drawing varies according to the type of drawing. See Drawing tips below.

Tip: If you decide not to add the drawing option selected, press the Esc key. You can also tap on the screen if you haven’t already started to add the drawing.

Tip: You can move a drawing by dragging it to a new position.

4. To change the properties of the drawing (such as colour, line style, attached labels etc.):

a. Click on the drawing.

b. To change the colour, click on the first option on the drawing properties toolbar and select a new colour.

c. To change the line style (thin, thick, dashed, dotted), click on the second option on the drawing properties toolbar and select a new style.

d. Other properties—which vary depending on the type of drawing—can be selected by clicking the third option on the drawing properties toolbar.

5. To delete a drawing:

a. Click on the drawing.

b. Select trash bin icon on the drawing properties toolbar (or press the Delete key).


Drawing tips

Trend line Click where the trend line is to begin; click again where the trend line is to end.
Price lineMove the cursor up or down until the price you want is highlighted in the price axis and then click.
Time line Move the cursor left or right until the time line is aligned with the time you want and then click.
OvalClick where one vertex is to be and click where the second vertex is to be. Now move the cursor up or down, or left and right, until the shape of the oval is what you want, and then click.
Rectangle Drag vertically to create one side of the rectangle. When the length of the side is what you want, release, and then move the cursor left or right until the width of the rectangle is what you want. Click to finalise the rectangle.
Trend channel Click at the start of one boundary, click at the end of that boundary, move the cursor up or down to where you want the second boundary to be, and then click.
Up arrow Move the arrow placed on the chart to where you want it to be and then click.
Down arrow Move the arrow placed on the chart to where you want it to be and then click.
Pitchfork Click at the first date–price coordinate, click at the second date–price coordinate and then click at the third date–price coordinate.
Fibonacci retracements Click at the first date–price coordinate and then click at the second date–price coordinate.
Fibonacci arcs Click at the first date–price coordinate and then click at the second date–price coordinate.
Fibonacci rays Click at the first date–price coordinate and then click at the second date–price coordinate.
Text note Click where you want the note to appear and begin typing.