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Heinrich
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Edit styles of multiple axes at once

Dear all, is there a easy way to edit the style for several y-axis in graph builder. For instance I want to change all bar graphs to float style at one, or I want to have on every box plot the confidence diamond. How can I do this without changing every axis or for the box plots every box individually. Thank you

 

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julian
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Re: Edit styles of multiple axes at once

Hi @Heinrich,

 

There are three ways I usually go about this, each of which is worth knowing.

 

Method 1: Customize First, Then Add More Variables

When you add additional Y variables to your Y-axis they will inherit the properties of the graphs before them. So, with just a single Y variable on your Y axis, make the customizations you want, and then bring in your additional Y variables and they will also use those settings. This will work for all element styles, as well as customizations you made in Right Click > Customize. 

 

 

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Method 2: Broadcast Changes to Elements

If you're just changing element properties/styles, you can broadcast a change by holding down the control key (or the command key, on a mac), and then Right Click one of the plots, then make your change. This will "broadcast" that change to other plots in Graph Builder. Note that you need to do this by right-clicking the plot, not in the elements control panel on the left. Also, this method will not work for customizations you wish to make in Right Click > Customize. 

 

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Method 3: Copy Customizations, then Broadcast Customizations

To standardize customizations you make in a plot (using right-click > customize) you can use the same broadcast method, but after copying the customizations. Right-click the plot you have customized > Edit > Copy Customizations. Next, hold the control key (or command on the mac), then right-click any plot > Edit > Paste Customizations.

 

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I hope one of these methods helps!

 

@julian 

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julian
Community Manager Community Manager

Re: Edit styles of multiple axes at once

Hi @Heinrich,

 

There are three ways I usually go about this, each of which is worth knowing.

 

Method 1: Customize First, Then Add More Variables

When you add additional Y variables to your Y-axis they will inherit the properties of the graphs before them. So, with just a single Y variable on your Y axis, make the customizations you want, and then bring in your additional Y variables and they will also use those settings. This will work for all element styles, as well as customizations you made in Right Click > Customize. 

 

 

gb-y.gif

 

 

Method 2: Broadcast Changes to Elements

If you're just changing element properties/styles, you can broadcast a change by holding down the control key (or the command key, on a mac), and then Right Click one of the plots, then make your change. This will "broadcast" that change to other plots in Graph Builder. Note that you need to do this by right-clicking the plot, not in the elements control panel on the left. Also, this method will not work for customizations you wish to make in Right Click > Customize. 

 

gb-2.gif

 

Method 3: Copy Customizations, then Broadcast Customizations

To standardize customizations you make in a plot (using right-click > customize) you can use the same broadcast method, but after copying the customizations. Right-click the plot you have customized > Edit > Copy Customizations. Next, hold the control key (or command on the mac), then right-click any plot > Edit > Paste Customizations.

 

gb-3.gif

 

 

I hope one of these methods helps!

 

@julian 

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Heinrich
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Re: Edit styles of multiple axes at once

Thank you very much

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txnelson
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Re: Edit styles of multiple axes at once

If @julian response is a solution, please mark it as such, to allow users such as me quick access to the solution for your discussion question.  It really makes it easier for users.

Jim
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