We advise you to save templates in order to keep your platform's layout and options. You can make several different templates if you like to use different layouts.
The following elements are saved in templates:
- size and position of windows (charts, order books, lists...)
- indicators displayed and their properties
- columns displayed in lists
- most platform options (some options always apply to all templates as detailed at the end of this section)
If you wish to save a new template, click on the "Templates" drop-down menu in the top area of the main window and click on "Save or delete...". A small window appears allowing you to choose the name of the new template, for instance "Tick by Tick View".
Once a template is saved, you can open it again anytime in the future.
The following paragraphs will describe options which can be configured in the platform.
Fonts & Colors - Configure fonts and colors of the platform.
Main window settings - Configure the settings of the main window and its toolbars shown in the image above.
List settings - Set the flickering for the lists in the platform.
Fit all windows to screen size - Useful when you work on different computers and you want to fit automatically your windows to the new screen resolution.
Simultaneous reduction of all windows - Check it if you want to minimize every window of the platform when you minimize any single one of them. If this option is unchecked, each window can be minimized separately. A particular case concerns the main window: no matter whether this option is checked or not, minimizing the main window will simultaneously minimize every other active window.
Cursor type - Choice of cursor type used in the charts.
Cursor mode after each drawing - Once you have drawn the object (line, text, Fibonacci...), the platform will switch to the Cursor mode allowing you to translate the chart by left-clicking on the charts, holding down the left button and moving the mouse. If this preference is unchecked, you'll be able to draw as many lines as you want without having to click each time on the "line" button of the toolbar.
Drawing assistance - This feature helps you drawing lines: each time you place your mouse close to any particular point of a chart (high, low, close, open), the first point used to draw the line will be this specific point. The second point used for drawing the line can be another particular point of the chart (high, low, close, open).
Lines displayed on inferior time units - Each time you draw a line, you may want to report the line in smaller views by checking this option. For instance, all the trend lines drawn in EOD views are available in Intraday views. Our platform includes an exclusive "reporting process" that guarantees the quality of the reports from one view to another.
Dividend adjusted charts - It applies to charts displaying stocks. In case of dividends, you can check this option to modify automatically the price displayed to the adjusted values.
DDE data export - Please look at the "DDE data export" section for more detailed information on this option.
Alert sounds... - This option opens up a small window where you can associate any sound file in your hard disk to Alerts that you set. You can assign different sounds to Alerts triggered on buying or selling positions and exits with gains or losses. To do this, simply click on the "Search" button while the Alert type of your choice is selected, choose the sound file on your hard drive and click "OK".
Sound signal on Alert & ProBacktest - Checked if you want to hear a sound each time an Alert is triggered.
Popup signal on Alert & ProBacktest - Checked if you want to get a popup window each time an Alert is triggered.
Arrow on Alert & ProBacktest - Checked if you want to display the activation time of your Alerts through an arrow in the corresponding chart window.
Display "Cursor details" on chart windows - Small boxes appear on charts to let you see the values taken by each displayed indicator. Note that these boxes only appear if you stop moving your mouse for a couple of seconds. The following image is an example of such value boxes.
Display objects - Checked if you want to display all the trend lines, objects and comments you draw on the charts.
Display comments - Checked if you want to display a box in all your charting windows where you may enter your comments and save them. Don't forget to save your comments before quitting with the "File" > "Save" option.
Set time zone and trading hours... - This option allows you to set the daily opening and closing times of market activity to be displayed in the chart, or to leave the default opening and closing times of that market. You can also set the time zone to adjust it to that of the market (selected by default), of your computer, or set any other time zone of your choice. Finally, you can choose whether to display or not week-end market data in markets that operate during these days, such as Forex.
Contextual help - If the box is checked, a help window will appear each time you leave the mouse motionless for 1 second over an element of the software.
This allows you to learn about the use of any object or to check the significance of a particular technical indicator.
Tutorials... - This option links you to the list of our video presentations where you will find detailed examples explaining specific operations of the platform.
Help manual... - Link to the help manual.
Troubleshoot... - If you are experiencing any trouble with your platform, this option opens a window allowing you to send us technical information that may help us to solve your problem. You can send this information to us by clicking on the "Send" button.
The following options always apply to all templates: List settings, simultaneous reduction of all windows, ProRealTrend settings, Alert and sound configuration, Time zones & trading hours.