Setting the default style

When you add new items to your chart, Analyst's Notebook uses the default style to display the item. You can set the default style for links and for each different entity representation. For example, you can set a default appearance for new theme lines or icons.

The default style is a group of settings that control the appearance of a chart item:
  • Font
  • Entity or link type
  • Display options, such as which items properties are shown on the chart

Setting the default style applies only to new items that you add to your chart. It does not modify the appearance of existing items. However, if you are editing the appearance of an existing item, you can choose to make those current settings the default style by selecting the Set Default Style check box in the Edit Item Properties window.

  1. Right-click on the background of your chart and select Set Default Styles.
    The Set Default Styles window opens. A folder is listed for each entity representation and for links.
  2. Click the folder of the representation whose default style you want to change.
    Different style pages are available depending on which entity representation or link you choose.
  3. Click to open a style page. The following options are available:
    Type Settings such as the entity or link types, semantic type, line strength and width, color, and enlargement. The type options are not available for labels.
    Display Settings such as which item properties to display on the chart and how the date and time are formatted.
    Font Font settings such as style, size, and effects.
    Frame Settings to choose whether to include a frame around an icon and to set its color and margin size. The frame options are only available for icons and theme lines.
    Connection Settings to determine link multiplicity, fan size, and how theme lines are diverted through event frames. The connection options are only available for links.
  4. Edit the options that you want to change, then click OK.