The Format Menu

This menu is only active when a plot is selected.

Apply Template...

Opens an existing QtiPlot template file (.qpt) and applies it to the active plot window.

Edit Range...

Opens the Edit Curve Range dialog for 2D plots. It is used to customize the visible data range of the curves in the active 2D plot layer. This dialog can be opened only if there is a selected data curve in the active plot layer.

Plot Associations...

Opens the Plot Associations dialog for 2D plots. It is used to select the columns of a table to be used as X, Y and error values for the plot curves in the active 2D plot layer. This dialog is only available if the active plot layer contains data curves.

Plot...

For classical 2D plots, opens the format plot dialog with the general plot options tab selected. It is used to customize line styles and colors of the plot frame, etc.

For surface plots, this command opens the surface plot options with the general plot options tab selected. In this case the aspect ratio of the plot can also be modified.

Curves...

Opens the Custom Curves dialog. Used to customize the line style and colors used to draw curves.

If the selected plot is a surface plot, this menu item is not shown.

Scales...

Opens the format plot dialog with the scales tab selected. Used to customize the ranges on the different axes. Note that any modification in an associated table, or of the plotted curves, will result in a reset of these scales to the default values.

For surface plots, this command opens the surface plot options with the scales options tab selected.

Axes...

Opens the format plot dialog with the axes tab selected. Used to customize the settings for the different axes, such as axis/tick size and color, axis labels, etc.

For surface plots, this command opens the surface plot options with the axis options tab selected.

Grid...

Opens the format plot dialog with the grid tab selected. Used to add and customize grid lines on the different axes.

This menu item is not shown for surface plots.

Title...

Opens a text options dialog, which permits modification of text and properties (color, font, alignment) of the plot title.

For surface plots, this command opens the surface plot options with the title options tab selected.