Format Scatter Dialog
The Format Scatter dialog helps you to format the scatter in a scatter chart. It appears when you right-click a scatter marker in a scatter chart and select Format Scatter from the shortcut menu, or double-click a scatter marker in a scatter chart.
The dialog contains the following tabs: General, Fill, Data Label and Hint.
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 general format of the scatter chart.
Specifies the layout for scatter markers in the chart.
- No line
If selected, no lines will be used to joint scatter markers in the chart.
- Straight line
If selected, straight lines will be used to joint scatter markers in the chart.
- Curved line
If selected, curved lines will be used to joint scatter markers in the chart.
Specifies properties for lines of the scatter chart.
Specifies the thickness for lines in the scatter chart, in pixels.
Specifies properties for line nodes in the scatter chart.
Specifies the node style for line nodes.
Specifies the width for line nodes, in pixels.
Specifies the height for line nodes, in pixels.
Specifies the color pattern to fill the scatter markers.
Specifies the color schema for the selected scatter markers in the same data series. To edit the color, select the color indicator and select a color from the color palette or input the hexadecimal value (for example, 0xff0000) of a color in the text box.
Specifies the transparency of the color schema.
Specifies whether to edit the color pattern for the scatter markers themselves. When the option is unselected, the color settings defined here will be synchronized to the Pattern List property on the chart object in the Report Inspector, which can also be applied by data markers of other subtypes if the chart is a combo chart.
Opens the Color List dialog to modify the color pattern for scatter markers in the same data series respectively.
Displays a preview sample of your selection.
Specifies properties for data labels displayed on the chart. Not supported on scatter chart.
Specifies properties for the hint of the scatter markers.
Show Category and Series
Specifies whether to include the category and series values in the hint.
Auto Scale in Number
Specifies whether to automatically scale the values displayed in the hint that are of the Number data type when the values fall into the two ranges:
- When 1000 <= value < 10^15, the following quantity unit symbols of the International System of Units are used to scale the values: K (10^3), M (10^6), G (10^9), and T (10^12).
- When 0 < value < 0.001 or value >= 10^15, scientific notation is used to scale the values.
The option "auto" means that the property setting follows that of the chart.
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