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This comprehensive selection of videos and pictorial tutorials will show you how to get the most out of EzyChart V6.

You can get help from within EzyChart V6 by clicking on the Help Icon next to the item you need help with.

EZYCHART INTERFACE AND UPGRADING

     

The EzyChart 6 screen consists of four main areas:

  1. Ribbon Menu
  2. Stock Selection Docker
  3. Workspace
  4. Workspace Toolbar

    EzyChart: Interface

    Each area is explained below. If you want to know how to upgrade EzyChart 6, click here.
1. Ribbon Menu
We've incorporated the Windows Ribbon menu used in most Microsoft® Windows software since version 7. It gives an alternative to the old layered menus and toolbar's by exposing the user to the major features of an application through a series of tabs at the top of an application window. The software opens on the Home tab which displays some of the most common tasks.

EzyChart: Ribbon Menu - Home Tab

If you are unfamiliar with the Ribbon we've also included a 'Classic Layout' option which will shrink the ribbon back to a menu and display the indicators as a two lettered button as in earlier versions of EzyChart. You can select this option by clicking the Classic Layout button on the Preference tab of the menu.

EzyChart: Ribbon Menu - Classic Layout

2. Stock Selection Docker
The Stock Selection Docker gives the user the ability to open individual stocks or groups of stocks. The top part of this window categorises your entire database into Markets; Groups, Security Types or Sectors whilst the bottom part lets you search for a particular stock from within these groups. When you select one of these groups the appropriate stocks will be filtered and displayed in the bottom table.

EzyChart: Stock Selection Docker

The Stock Selection images above show three different selections. The first one has All selected which means all the symbols you have in your database will be displayed in the table. The second image shows that the Australian Securities Exchange has been selected from the Market group. This filters the table so it only shows symbols from this exchange. The final image has All selected but BHP has been typed into the filter box. Due to this the table is only showing symbols which have BHP in the Stock Code or Stock Name field.
You can click on the arrow button next to this box to change how the stocks are filtered.

EzyChart: Filter selections

3. Workspace
The Workspace contains charts for any stocks or groups of stocks you have opened from the Stock Selection Docker. The default layout is set to tabs. A tab can consist of one stock or a group of stocks. If you choose to load a group of stocks into a tab then any indicators; drawing tools or text you add to the first chart will be displayed in all the preceding charts. If you want to add individual notes or drawing tools to a chart then you would load them into separate tabs.

EzyChart: Workspace

This version of EzyChart contains a variety of indicators and drawing tools with more coming soon.

EzyChart: Indicators & Drawing Tools Menu

4. Workspace Toolbar
This toolbar allows the user to make changes to the currently selected chart/chart group in their workspace.

EzyChart: Workspace Toolbar

    The toolbar contains:
  • Chart Type & Properties: these four buttons let you control the properties of the chart/indicators and drawing tools in the workspace. You can also change the chart type and filter stocks by exchange. The information button gives you fundamental details on the stock.
  • Stock Navigation: these buttons are only available when you have a group of stocks in the one tab. They let you navigate through the stocks or view a window with a tabular list of all the stocks in the group.
  • Bars & Intervals: You can enter the amount of bars you want to view in the 'View Bars' box and choose the bar interval from the drop-down box (i.e. D = Daily; W = Weekly & M = Monthly).
  • Results: this button becomes visible if there is a problem with the chart. For example, if the user tries to put an indicator on a chart that doesn't have enough data to draw it (i.e. 200-day Moving Average on a chart that has only been trading for 100-days).
  • Chart Options: these four buttons make changes to your chart. Clicking the first button will add a grid to your chart; the second button will show trading arrows on certain indicators on the chart whilst the last two buttons will expand or reduce the charts spacing.
  • Zooming: these five buttons let you zoom in or out on the chart. The first button returns the zoom to the 'View Bars' count. The + and the - lets you zoom in and out at 10% intervals. The fourth button zooms out to include all the data you have available for this stock and the last button is a magnifying glass.
Upgrading EzyChart
It's a good idea to keep your EzyChart upgraded to the latest version. Upgrades and fixes occur occasionally and are uploaded to the EzyChart servers. To check if there is an upgrade available do the following:
  1. Select the Help menu tab.
  2. In the Support section of the menu, click the Upgrade button.

    EzyChart: Upgrade button

  3. EzyChart will close and the Upgrader software will open. Click the Start button.

    EzyChart Upgrader: Start button

  4. The Upgrader will connect to the Internet and compare your version to the current version available. If any files have been updated they will be downloaded to your computer and you will be notified when Finished. If the software hasn't been updated the words Nothing to Upgrade will appear.

    EzyChart Upgrader: Start button

  5. Exit [x] the Upgrader.