Having the ability to add comments to a chart is a great way for you to point out key items you wish to remember. In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions for adding comments onto a chart directly using the ChartNotes Annotation tools or adding comments about a chart using the 10 Per Page View or Edit View.
One way to add comments about a chart is to use the 10 Per Page View. When viewing charts using this view you will notice a text box located below the chart that says “Click here to add a comment about this ChartList”. Please click in the box and add your comments regarding the chart. When done, click the green Save button.
A second easy way to add comments to a chart is to use the Edit view of the charts in your ChartList. When viewing your ChartList in Edit View, click the green pencil icon next to the chart you want to add comments to.
A popup window will appear and you can add or edit comments in the Your Comments box. When you're done, click the green “Save Changes” button. The comments you add will be displayed below the chart in 10 Per Page and other ChartList views.
The Callout Tool provided in ChartNotes is another option for you to add comments directly onto the SharpChart. The Callout Tool is a great way to annotate specific movements or trends. To use this feature open up your SharpChart in the ChartNotes Annotation window by clicking “annotate” which appears below the SharpChart.
Once your chart appears in the annotation window click the “Callout” icon on the left side toolbar, move to the location within the chart near where you want to insert the callout, and type your text into the box that appears.
Once you have added your comments you can easily add pointers to the box to point to what you are referring to in your comment. To add the pointers please Press/hold down the CTRL key or Command key if using a Mac, click in the center of the box and drag from one of the four corners using the mouse to the location at which the callout pointer should end.
If you want to add free form text about a chart you can use the “Note” tool. Click on the “Note” icon and then create the text box where you want it on the chart. Please enter in your comments and when finished hit CTRL-Enter or click outside the text box.
Remember you can change the color or font size using the horizontal toolbar on the top side of the annotation window.