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Contour Plot – Options

Use this to set attributes to control the appearance of the contour plot.

Graph title

Lets you enter a title for the graph. The title appears centred at the top of the graph.

Title position

You can position the title by selecting the Centre, Left or Right option.

Enclose graph in box

Select this to draw an enclosing box around the graph.

Title font

This opens the Edit Font dialog that lets you control the font for the title.


Specifies how the contour heights are to be drawn. You can enter a list of contour heights (separated by spaces or commas) using the Contour heights option. Alternatively, you can select Interval between contours to specify an interval between each contour or Number of contours to define the exact number of contour lines required.

Invert Y-axis

This controls the orientation of the y-axis. If this is selected then the y-axis is reversed, so that the grid is in the same order as it would be if it were printed.

Colour of contours

Provides a list of colours which can be used to draw the contours lines.

Colour between contours

Specifies how to shade the areas between the contours. The shades are defined in increasing intensities of the selected colour.

Edit all fonts as a list

Clicking this opens the Edit All Fonts as a List dialog which allows all the fonts in the graph to be set in one place.

Action buttons

Run Produce the graph.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.
Defaults Reset options to their default settings.

Action Icons

Pin Controls whether to keep the dialog open when you click Run. When the pin is down  the dialog will remain open, otherwise when the pin is up  the dialog will close.
Restore Restore names into edit fields and default settings.
Clear Clear all fields and list boxes.
Help Open the Help topic for this dialog.

See also

Updated on April 30, 2019

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