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New Feature: Interactive Charts Offers Full-Screen Option

- By James Li

Throughout the past few years, GuruFocus has made several improvements to the Interactive Charts feature, including the incorporation of customized series and the "Drawing Toolbox." We are pleased to announce you can now use the Interactive Charts in full screen. Additionally, the interface includes several other key features that facilitate visualizing company stock financial trends.


Full Screen allows easier interaction with the interface

If you open Interactive Charts, you will notice a blue "Full Screen" button in the upper right corner of the page as Figure 1 illustrates.

Figure 1

As the name suggests, the Full Screen button allows you to view the Interactive Chart without any other clutter on the screen. Figure 2 shows a sample "Price and Volume" chart for Apple Inc. (AAPL) in "Full Screen" mode.

Figure 2

Note the red "position numbers" in Figure 2. These numbers illustrate key features of the Interactive Chart interface as follows:

  1. Interactive Chart time frame control buttons
  2. Manual time frame setting boxes
  3. The Search Series bar
  4. Interactive Chart header ribbon
  5. Excel / Save Image / Embed buttons
  6. The "Drawing Toolbox"
  7. Series Legend
  8. Y-Axis
  9. Miscellaneous Buttons



For detailed information about each of the above features, please consult the Interactive Charts user manual.

Brief summary of the new features

One new feature of Interactive Charts is the "15y" time frame option as Position 1 indicates. This allows you to view a 15-year summary in one click. You can still manually customize the time frame using the two drop-down boxes illustrated in Position 2.

If you click on the Y-axis (Position 8), you will see pop-up window like the one shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

To change the scale of the Y-axis, you can set the desired minimum and maximum values for the scale. Click on the blue "Change" button to save the settings.

You can also set the Y-axis to one of three predefined settings using the % Change, % YOY and the Log check boxes in the Interactive Chart header ribbon (Position 4).

To close the full screen, you can click on the "Full Screen" button to revert to the original screen. Note the blue bar that says "Help us improve the Interactive Chart!" We invite you to click on this button to send us feedback on the Interactive Chart feature through a survey. You can also directly click on the link below to access the survey:

http://www.gurufocus.com/survey/interactive_chart.php

Premium members have full access to the Interactive Chart, including creating customized filters and saving user-defined charts. If you are not a Premium member, we invite you to a free seven-day trial.

Disclosure: No position in the stocks mentioned.

This article first appeared on GuruFocus.