Format Platform Dialog
The Format Platform dialog appears when you double-click the platform of a chart, or right-click a chart and then select Format Platform from the shortcut menu. The platform of a chart is the container of the other chart elements, such as the paper, legend and labels. This dialog allows you to format the platform of the chart at any time, and consists of the following tabs:
Applies the changes and closes the dialog.
Does not retain any changes and closes the dialog.
Applies all changes and leaves the dialog open.
Displays the help document about this feature.
Specifies the color schema to fill the platform. See the tab.
Specifies the color with which to fill the platform. To edit the color, select the color image and select a color from the color palette or input the hexadecimal value (for example, 0xff0000) of a color directly in the text box.
Specifies the transparency of the color.
Displays the selected color and its transparency effects.
Specifies the properties for borders of the chart platform. See the tab.
Specifies the type for border of the platform.
The object has no visible border lines.
The object has 3D borders that appear as if they are raised off the page.
The object has 3D borders that appear as if they are pressed into the page.
The object has two shadowed borders, beneath and to the right of the object.
The object has single-line borders.
Specifies the color for border of the platform.
Specifies the transparency for color of the border.
Specifies the line style to apply to the border of the platform.
Specifies the thickness of the border, in pixels.
Specifies the ending style of the border line.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with no added decoration.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with a round decoration that has a radius equal to half of the width of the pen.
Ends unclosed sub paths and dash segments with a square projection that extends beyond the end of the segment to a distance equal to half of the line width.
Specifies the line joint style for the border line.
Joins path segments by extending their outside edges until they meet.
Joins path segments by rounding off the corner at a radius of half the line width.
Joins path segments by connecting the outer corners of their wide outlines with a straight segment.
- joint round
Joins path segments by rounding off the corner at the specified radius.
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line.
- Outline Path
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line to be outline path.
- Fill Path
Specifies the fill pattern of the border line to be whole path.
Specifies the dash size of the border line.
- Auto Adjusted Dash
If selected, the dash size will be adjusted automatically.
- Fixed Dash Size
If selected, the dash size will be fixed size.
Specifies the radius for the border joint of the platform border line. This option is available only when the border line joint is set to joint round.