You can use extension points to change the length of the line(s) of a drawing object. In addition, you can also double-click on the reference points of an object to extend a line to the borders of a chart, or shorten it to the reference point.

When a drawing object consists of more than one line, any extension point controls the length of all lines at once. For example, when you change the length of one line in a trend channel object, all lines are adjusted to the same length automatically.

Extension points are available for all drawing objects except shapes, arrows, texts, Wave and Harmonics, Fibonacci Arcs, Pivot Points and vertical lines.

Tip                 To automatically use the new length of the line as a default for every object that will be created with this drawing tool in the future, open the Chart Properties dialog and click Set As Default.

Extension points

To manually extend / shorten a line with extension points

▪       Click on the drawing object to select it.

▪       Click on an extension point and hold the mouse button down.

▪       Drag the extension point to extend / shorten the line.

▪       Release the mouse button to set the new line length.

To extend / shorten a line with extension points

▪       Click on the drawing object to select it.

▪       Double-click on an extension point.

-       If the line ended at a manually set extension point, it will be extended to the borders of the chart on this side.

-       If the line ended at the borders of the chart, it will either be shortened to the position of the last manually set extension point, or to the position of the reference point on this side.

Reference points

To extend / shorten a line with reference points

▪       Click on the drawing object to select it.

▪       Double-click on a reference point.

-       If the line ended at the reference point, it will be extended to the borders of the chart on this side.

-       If the line did not end at the reference point, it will be shortened to the position of the reference point on this side.

Warning    For Wave and Harmonics objects, double-clicking a reference point will remove all other reference points to the right of it.