Each chart pane can have individual background colors. The background can be single-colored, alternately colored based on time intervals, or filled with a two-color gradient. You can also choose the size of the margins at the top and bottom of the chart pane and set the header transparency here.

For more information about chart panes, see Creating and Organizing Chart Panes.

To change the background color and the pane margins

▪       Right-click in the chart pane and choose Properties.

▪       In the Chart Properties dialog, click the name of the chart pane, for example Pane 1.

▪       Adapt the following options to your needs:

Background color

 

Base color

Choose the primary background color for this chart pane.

Secondary color

Choose the secondary background color for this chart pane. This color is only used for gradients or alternating fills.

Fill type

Choose the fill type for this chart pane:

Solid                        The chart pane is colored with the Base color.

Vertical gradient  The chart pane is colored using a vertical gradient starting with the Base color and ending with the Secondary color.

Horizontal               The chart pane is colored using a horizontal gradient starting

gradient                  with the Base color and ending with the Secondary color.

Alternating             The Base color and the Secondary Color are used on the chart background in turns, depending on the chosen Interval.

Interval

Choose the time period that is used for alternating the background colors when using the fill type Alternating.

Active pane indicator color

Choose the color of the active pane indicator (the rectangle shown at the left edge of the pane header when the chart pane is selected / active).

 

Pane margins

 

Top

Enter the size of the top margin in pixels. The maximum size is 100 pixels.

Bottom

Enter the size of the bottom margin in pixels. The maximum size is 100 pixels.

 

Transparent header

 

Use Transparent Header

If selected, the pane header is transparent. The time series and other chart objects may overlap with the header.

You can set the header transparency under General > Misc. See Changing the Font, Colors and Data of Headers.