Want Cool Row Markers in JMP 8? Here's How to Get 'Em
Mar 24, 2009 8:55 AM
In JMP 8, you may have noticed that you have access to more option for row markers. Do you need some help getting started? Here are a few pointers:
1. From your Start Menu in Windows, select Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map
2. Browse through the unique characters available under fonts like Wingdings and Webdings, which you can select from a pull-down menu at the top.
3. In JMP 8 under File -> Preferences -> Font, change the selection for Marker to the one you liked at the Character Map.
4. From here you have a few options:
a. With your data table open (here, I'm using Big Class from the Sample Data in JMP), have JMP select the marker by going to Rows->Color or Mark by Column, Select the column you’d care to mark by, and change Markers to Alphanumeric. At that point, JMP assigns the symbol for the Marker Font you selected in Preferences that corresponds to the associated letter of the alphabet (that is, A= 1st symbol, B=2nd symbol).
b. To assign a specific marker to a specific row/subset of rows, highlight those rows and right-click. Select Marker -> Custom. Now you can: (1) just use trial and error with your keyboard. (Remember, your keyboard preferences are now set to a different font so an A isn’t an A as far as the markers are concerned) or (2) using the Character Map set to your preferred font, highlight the character you want to use, hit select, and then copy. Back in JMP in the Custom Marker box, paste your selection (Ctrl-V in Windows); again, this will appear as a regular set of letters, so don’t worry.
c. Another option: Go to Rows->Color or Mark by Column, Select the column you’d care to mark by, and change Markers to Alphanumeric. Check the box to “Make Window with Legend” and “OK.” In your legend, you can right-click, select Markers -> Custom, and copy and paste symbols from your Character Map to change them one by one.