Glossary of Brushing Terms - Highlighting (in Brushing)

The initial state of selected data points prior to the occurrence of some brushing action is highlighted. Highlighting data points in the graph works like in word processors where highlighting is a precursor to performing an action on the highlighted text (e.g., applying a font attribute such as boldface or italic). If no action is taken and you exit the brushing mode, the highlighted status of a point is hidden (not displayed), but preserved internally (e.g., is saved with the graph) and the points will be highlighted once again whenever you re-enter the brushing mode for the graph.

Note that you cannot highlight any points when you are in the Auto Update mode because then, every application of the brushing tool will result directly in the execution of the current action (e.g., labeling of the point).

See also Brushing.