You have now opened four document windows. Your screen will look similar to this one:

A bit crowded, right? Fortunately, you can keep all your documents open and still organize them in a way that you can work with them comfortably: Just divide them into several Virtual Pages.

Virtual pages are containers for documents

▪       We will divide the documents we have opened so far into two parts (or, more correctly, virtual pages): The first page will be called Stocks and contain the price page, the chart of 3M and time and sales for 3M. The second page will be called Indices and contain the chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We will add a second chart there later.

▪       First, a little information about virtual pages: You can think of them like of the pages in a book. What you see now on the screen is the first page of your "book" – the first virtual page. You have 19 other pages available that you can use to organize your windows – all of them are empty at the moment.

Note             If you want to see some good examples for virtual pages, TeleTrader WorkStation delivers some already prepared virtual pages that you can easily add to your workspace. Just click File > Open Virtual Page to see an overview of available pages.  See Opening and Saving Virtual Pages.

▪       We are now going to fill the second virtual page: Click on the chart of the DJIA so that it is displayed in the foreground. Now, click on the Window menu and click Move Window to Virtual Page. In the submenu, choose Page 2.

▪       The chart window is now removed from the screen – that is, from the first virtual page. It is now only visible on the second virtual page. You can easily switch to this page by clicking on the icon Virtual Pages in the QuickBar and choosing Page 2.

Each virtual page can have a name

▪       Now, we want to assign different names to the pages instead of just calling them Page 1 and Page 2. You should be on Page 2 at the moment (you can see this in the status bar).

▪       On the Window menu, click Page Title. A dialog appears where you can enter the new name Indices for this virtual page. Click OK when you are done.

▪       Switch to the first virtual page now. You can use the QuickBar, or you can click on the name of the active virtual page in the status bar and then choose the first page from the pop-up.

▪       Repeat the procedure (Window > Page Title) and name this page Stocks.

With Symbol Search you can find all available symbols

▪       Switch back to the second virtual page – now called Indices.

Note             If you like to work with the keyboard, you can try a different method of switching between virtual pages – just press the F12 key on your keyboard. This will always take you to the next page, or the first page if you are currently on the last page. In our current setup (two pages), this means that F12 will always switch to the other of two pages.

▪       As there is plenty of space on this virtual page, we want to display a second chart with a different index here – the NASDAQ 100. You could also find this index on the QuickBar, of course – however, for demonstration purposes, we will use Symbol Search to find it.

▪       With Symbol Search you can find all symbols that are available for you (that is, included in your data package). There are several ways of using symbol search – we will use the Symbol Search toolbar, which is located in the top part of the main window along with all the other toolbars.

▪       The Symbol Search toolbar consists of four fields, with which you can narrow down your search. We will now only use two of them to find the NASDAQ 100. The first of those is the leftmost field – here, you enter your search term.

▪       Next, open the third field, that is at the moment labeled <All Types>. Choose Index there, as we want to find a stock index.

▪       Click the green button on the right or press the Enter key to start the search.

▪       The Symbol Search dialog is displayed with your search results. You probably received more than one result – select the one that you want to by clicking on it (hint: its ticker is NDX.X).

▪       Now, click on the chart document button to open this symbol in a chart. You can also try the other buttons to see which documents you get (or you can refer to the section Opening Symbols from the Search Results).

▪       The NASDAQ 100 index is opened in a chart. You can now move it around on the screen so that you can see both charts on your virtual page. (Or, try the menu command Window > Tile Horizontally).