Defining graphs

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To design custom graphs displaying plan data, perform the following steps.

  1. Choose Reports > Define Graphs to open the Define Graphs dialog.
  2. Click the Add button. The Graph Types dialog opens.
  3. In the Graph Types dialog, click the type of graph you want to create.
  4. To display the graph as a three-dimensional image, mark the 3D checkbox.
  5. Click OK to close the Graph Type dialog.
  6. In the Define Graphs dialog, enter a name for the new graph in the Name field below the Available Graphs pane.
  7. Click the Data Source button to open the Define Source dialog, select the data variables you want to display in the graph, and then click the Close button. The variable you selected will appear in the Graph variable pane. For more information, see Selecting data for a graph.

    Note: Graph variables appear in the graph in the order they are listed in the pane. You can reorder the variables by highlighting a variable in Graph variables pane and clicking the up or down arrow to move the variable to the desired location.

  8. Use the options in the Graph Properties group box to modify the graph's dimensions, color, borders, rotation, and more.

    Note: The available options vary depending on the type of graph you selected. To change the type of graph, click the Graph Types button and select a different graph style.

  9. Click the Enter button to save the new graph.
  10. Click the Close button to close the Define Graphs dialog.

    Note: To print this graph, select it from the Graphs tab in the Print Selection dialog. (To open the Print Selection dialog, click the Print Selection button in the Print Reports dialog.) For more information, see Printing plan data reports, graphs, and letters.

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