Changing the Default Settings for Studies

When you insert a study into a chart (or a price page), you can adapt its parameter settings and its appearance in the Insert Study dialog. These changes only apply for this one instance of the study. If you want to use the same settings any time you insert this study, you have to change its default settings. You can do this by clicking the Set As Default button in the Insert Study dialog or the Chart Properties dialog, or by adapting the settings in the Study Editor.

To change the default settings for a study in the Study Editor

▪ On the Tools menu, click Study Editor.

▪ In the study list on the left side, click on the study.

- To restrict the study list to Indicators or Signals, click the corresponding tabs. If you want to see all studies regardless of their type, stay on the All tab.

- To group studies by their first letter (AZ), Category or assigned Tag, click on the corresponding button. The button Favorite shows only the studies that you have defined as favorites. See Editing Study Descriptions, Categories and Tags.

- To search for a study, type its name, category or tag into the search field at the bottom of the dialog.

▪ On the Parameters tab, adapt the bases and parameters of your study to your needs. For details about the possible settings, see Setting the Parameters of a Study.

Note In the Study Editor, you can also change the Minimum and Maximum values for each parameter and edit its Description. Click on the value of a column to make it editable.

If you want to use your custom studies in price pages, you should define a value for the Time region for price pages (bottom right of the dialog). In this field, you can either enter a constant value (number of bars), or an expression that is derived from the study's parameters. For example, for the Moving Average Displaced, the appropriate expression is period+period_dis. If you don't define a value here, the default value of 100 bars will be used in price pages.

▪ On the Appearance tab, choose into which pane you want to insert the study, and adapt colors, fonts and styles. For details about the possible settings, see Defining the Appearance of a Study.

Note In the Study Editor, one additional setting is available for areas, called Percentage Mode: This mode can be used to display an area with percentage values instead of absolute values, e.g. with the top border of an area at 75% and the bottom border at 25%. The border lines of areas in percentage mode are not influenced by changes in the vertical price scale, they will always cover the set percentage of the chart pane, regardless of the settings of the vertical price scale.

▪ Click Save All to save all changes.

Note If you want to only save the changes that you did to this study, without saving the changes that you did to other studies, click Save on the File menu of the Study Editor.