Using SlopeCharts is a cinch! Here is how to get around:
To Load a Chart: Just type in the ticker symbol and press the Enter key. In a few moments, all the daily historical data available will be displayed. (Note: there are a variety of data types available, such as ETFs, cryptocurrencies, indexes, and commodities. We show a stock symbol here as an example since it is the most common request).
Symbol History: As you are punching in symbols, SlopeCharts remembers them. If you decide to “go back” or “go forward” within the history of symbols you have been entering, just use the backward and forward keys next to the symbol entry box.
Zooming In: To look closer at any part of the chart, just swipe the mouse over the area where you want to zoom. In other words, hold down the mouse button while dragging your mouse over the desired area. To “un-zoom”, click the mouse button twice.
Menu: You can access all the most important functions in the program via a single Menu. Just point at the menu and it will present to you the different choices, which are described in more detail below.
Pointer Types: You can choose from four different pointer styles in the chart: the arrow (which is the cleanest, and the default), the vertical line, the horizontal line, and the crosshairs, which is both lines.
Chart Styles: There are four chart types available: open/high/low/close charts (the default), line charts, candlestick, and percentage charts.
Graph Scale: You can display charts in either logarithmic (the default) or arithmetic style by clicking on either of the buttons below.
Full Screen: You can make use of your entire screen size – – even on huge monitors – – by just clicking this button. To return to normal mode, just press the Esc button.
Data Line: As you move your cursor along the chart, you will get a constantly-refreshed line showing the data, open, high, low, and close price for wherever you are pointing.
Hiding/Displaying Elements: By right-clicking on any blank space of the price chart, you will reveal a menu that gives you the ability to hide (or, if hidden, display) various elements of the chart, including drawn objects, technical indicators, volume, and even the price bars themselves.
Data Length: By default, all the historical data available will load. If you prefer less data (which will also mean faster loading), go to the Preferences icon and change the dropdown to the setting you prefer.