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Create New Graphics Environment

Use this to create new graphics environment files. A graphics environment file contains commands that specify exactly how a graph is produced. It controls aspects like whether or not boxes are drawn around the plots, the display of the key, and the styles and the colours of outlines for graphs such as histograms or shade plots. The graphics environment files (*.ggd) are created in a sub folder of the system and user add-ins folder called graphics.

  1. From the menu select Tools | Graphics environments then click New.
  2. Fill in the fields as required then click Create.

Create environment file in

Specifies whether the graphics environment file will be attached within the system or user add-in folder. To make a graphics environment file system wide, i.e. to all users that have access to Genstat on a network server or on a local machine, place the file in the graphics sub-folder of the system add-in folder called AddIns within the Genstat installation. Alternatively, to make the graphics environment file only available to the current user, place the file within the user add-in folder.

You can set the location of the user add-in folder from the menu by selecting Tools | Options then select the General tab.


Type a name for the new graphics environment file. Save the file using the extension .ggd. You can browse for a filename by clicking 


Type a description to identify the graphics environment file. This description will be displayed in the list of environments in the Graphics Environment dialog.

Create using graphics environment

This lists the descriptions of all the available graphics environment files. You can select an existing file then click Create to make a copy of the file with your new filename. You can then use it as a starting point and edit as required.

Action buttons

Create Create a graphics environment file and close the dialog.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.

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Updated on May 1, 2019

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