8.15.4 The Scaler Properties Dialog Box

This dialog is intended for use with the pCLAMP plotting template (pCLAMP.OPT). The scaler properties dialog aids in display and analysis of the pulse waveforms common to electrophysiology work.

To add an XY scale object to your graph:

  1. Click the Add XY Scale button Button Add XY Scale.png on the Graph toolbar to add a movable XY Scale to your graph.

Or

  1. Use the menu item Insert: XY Scaler.


Once added, you can move the object anywhere on the graph.

You can customize the object's X and Y scale range by double-clicking on the object to open the Scaler Properties dialog box. This dialog box also provides controls for adding titles and ticks to the XY Scale object.

Scaler Properties Dialog Box2.png

Scales

Specify the scales that are available in the scaler.

X Scale

The object will be set as an X scale.

Y Scale

The object will be set as a Y scale.

XY Scales

The object will be set as an XY scales

Color

Specify the color of the object.

Font Settings

Customzie the fonts used in the texts in the scaler.

Font

Specify the desired font face. The default setting is Arial.

Font Size

Specify the font size .

Bold

Specify whether or not to use bold texts.

Italic

Specify whether or not to use italic texts.

Underline

Specify whether or not to use underline texts.

X

This branch is available only when Y Scale is not selected in Scales. It can be used to customize the X Scale.

Length(Scale)

Specify the length of the X scaler. Suppose you set Length as 5. Then the length of the X Scale is the same as the distance between 0 and 5 on the X axis.

Width

Specify the width of the X scaler. This is measured in point size

Title

Specify the title text of the X scaler.

Title Properties

Specify the title properties of X scaler.

Rotation Angle
  • Specify the rotation angle of X scaler's title.

Color

  • Specify the color of X scaler's title.
Offset (% of layer)
Specify the offset of the X scaler's title.
X
Specify the offset in the horizontal direction
Y
Specify the offset in the vertical direction
Alignment
Specify the alignment of the X scaler's title.
Horizontal
Select a position here. Then Origin aligns this selected position of the title to the center to the X scaler horizontally.
Vertical
Select a position here. Then Origin aligns this selected position of the title to the center to the X scaler vertically.
Arrow

Specify the properties of the X scaler's arrow.

Width
Specify the width of the arrow.

Y

This branch is available only when X Scale is not selected in Scales. It can be used to customize the Y Scale. The controls in this branch is similar as their counterparts in the X branch. However, the settings in this branch apply to the Y scale instead of the X scale.