Polyline Object Properties

Right-click on a Polygon inserted into a graph, and select Object Properties from the resulting shortcut menu to display the Polyline Object Properties dialog box, which is used to anchor and format custom drawings.

Note: The dialog box title bar will display an object identifier number that can be referenced when using STATISTICA Visual Basic code to customize graph objects.

Coordinates. Use the options in the Coordinates group box to anchor the Polygon/Polyline object either dynamically to a particular plot, or to make the placement of the object independent of the scaling in the graph. See Anchoring Objects to Coordinates for details regarding the distinction between dynamic and non-dynamic (fixed) anchoring of objects in graphs.

Dynamic (anchor to Plot). Select the Dynamic check box to anchor the shape object dynamically to the plot selected in the Plot drop-down box (see Anchoring Objects to Coordinates).

Options for compound graphs. Compound graphs are those that consist of more than one graph and/or graph type in a single display, such as:

  • Categorized plots (categorized by one or two variables)

  • Matrix plots, such as matrix scatterplots, line plots, etc.

  • Scatterplots with box-plots or Scatterplots with histograms

For these types of graphs, additional options exist to precisely control the location ("anchor point") where the extra graph object is to be attached. Note that different types of dialogs will be displayed depending on the type of compound graph to which you are attaching an object. Refer to Extra Objects in Compound Graphs for additional details.

Clip to graph frame. This option determines whether the respective extra graph object (e.g., line, text, etc.) will only be drawn inside the plot area of the graph, or whether it will also show outside the plot area, in the margins of the graph. If you select this check box, then the object will be "clipped" at the edges of the plot region for the graph, for example:

Clip to Graph Frame: OFF

Clip to Graph Frame: ON

OK. Click the OK button to close the dialog box, accepting the options specified.

Cancel. Click the Cancel button to close the dialog box, disregarding any changes you have made.

Save as Default. Click the Save as Default button to save the current Polygon object properties as the default properties applied to future Polygon objects.

Styles. Click the Styles button to display the Graphics Styles dialog box, where you can display and manage the attributes for the Styles for Shape Object; see Graphics Styles for additional details.