You can temporarily hide a drawing object from the chart and data table view, without removing it from the chart completely (for deleting drawing objects, see Deleting Drawing Objects).

In some cases, for example when you change the chart type from a bar chart to a Point and Figure chart, drawing objects are automatically hidden. When you change the data compression of a chart, for example from a daily chart to an intraday chart, drawing objects still remain visible by default. You can adapt the automatic hiding settings, so that for example drawing objects remain visible when changing the chart type.

Note†††††††††††† When changing the data compression from a higher to a lower compression, for example from a daily chart to a 5-minute chart, some drawing objects might not be visible anymore because there is not enough data loaded in the chart, or because the lines of the object are too far away from the price. When the starting point for a trend line is for example three months in the past, it might not show up in a 5-minute chart.

To hide a drawing object

▪†††††† Right-click on the drawing object and choose Hide.

Alternatively, you can also use the Format Objects dialog to hide a drawing object:

▪†††††† On the Format menu, click Objects.

Note†††††††††††† You can also click on the Chart Objects icon in the Chart toolbar:

▪†††††† In the Format Objects dialog, click on the drawing object to select it.

▪†††††† Click Hide. The blue check mark next to the drawing object will disappear.

Note ††††††††††† Once an object is hidden from a chart, it's corresponding columns in the data table view will be hidden automatically as well.

To show a hidden drawing object in the chart

▪†††††† On the Format menu, click on Objects.

▪†††††† In the Format Objects dialog, click on the drawing object to select it.

▪†††††† Click Show. A blue check mark next to the drawing object will appear.

Note†††††††††††† You can also right-click on the chart and select Show Hidden Objects to display a hidden object.

To automatically hide a drawing object when changing the chart type or compression

▪†††††† Right-click on the drawing object and select Properties.

▪†††††† On the left side of the dialog, select the name of the drawing object, and then Hide. For example: Line 1 > Hide.

▪†††††† On the right side of the dialog, select all hiding options that you want use, and clear the settings you donít want to use:

Hide automatically when chart mode (Financial, Renko etc.) is changed

Check to automatically hide the drawing object when the chart type is changed.

Exception: Changing between different Finance chart types (for example, a bar chart and a candlestick chart) will not hide the object.

Hide automatically when chart type (Tick by Tick, Daily etc.) is changed

Check to automatically hide the drawing object when the main data compression of the chart is changed.

Explanation: This means that the object will be hidden when changing for example from a daily compression to any intraday compression, but not when changing from one intraday compression to another (for example, switching from a 1-minute chart to a 1-hour chart).

Hide automatically when time compression (1 Minute, 2 Minutes etc.) is changed

Check to automatically hide the drawing object when the data compression of the chart is changed in any way.

Explanation: This means that the object will also be hidden when changing from one intraday compression to another, or from one TickBar compression to another.

To add (remove) drawing objects for certain chart types and data compressions

When you automatically show or hide drawing objects when switching chart types or data compressions (Hide property of drawing objects), you can later add drawing objects to (or remove them from) certain chart types or data compressions again. You can for example show a trend line in weekly and daily charts, but automatically hide it when changing to a monthly, intraday or tick compression.

▪†††††† Add the drawing object to the chart (for example in a weekly compression).

▪†††††† Adapt the automatic hide settings so that the drawing object is hidden when you change the main data compression of the chart (see Hide property above).

▪†††††† Change the data compression of the chart (for example to a daily compression). The drawing object is hidden automatically.

▪†††††† On the Format menu, click Objects.

▪†††††† In the Format Objects dialog, choose the drawing object that you want to add to (or remove from) the current chart type and data compression.

▪†††††† Click Add to add the drawing object to the current chart type and data compression. It will now be shown in both the original compression and the current compression, but hidden in all other compressions.

Note†††††††††††† To remove the drawing object again from the current chart type and data compression, click Remove instead of Add.