9.2.1 The (Plot Details) Background Tab

The layer background color can be set independent of the page background color using controls available in the Background tab of the Plot Details dialog box at the Layer level, described below.

The Plot Details Background Tab 1.png

Note that the layer background color is set to None by default. This results in the layer background being transparent. Any color that you apply to the graph page displays behind all layers on the page. Thus if the layer background is set to none, the page background color, if set, will show through.

Color

This option combined with Gradient Fill below, allows you to add a background color to the layer.

To add a single color to the layer:

  1. Select a color from the Color drop-down list (None = transparent).
  2. Make sure Gradient Fill is set to None.

To apply transparency to the layer background color:

  1. Move the slider or enter an integer from 0 (no transparency) to 100 (full transparency).

Note: Assigning a background color to the layer will not hide contents of any other layers which may lie underneath, such as when one layer overlaps another. If you wish to hide contents of underlying layers, you will need to select the Draw layer by layer check box on the Layers tab at the Graph level of Plot Details.

Border Style

The layer Border is a bounding box outside of the layer frame.

To display the layer border:

  1. Select a border from the Border Style drop-down list.

Gradient Fill

To add a gradient of colors to the layer:

  1. Select a color from the Color drop-down list
  2. Select One Color or Two Colors from Mode drop-down list.
  3. Specify the Lightness and Direction for One Color Mode, specify another color from Color drop-down list and Direction for Two Color Mode.

To apply transparency to the gradient fill color:

  1. Move the slider or enter an integer from 0 (no transparency) to 100 (full transparency). When Auto is checked, follows the transparency of the Color.


For detailed information about Gradient Fill options, please view this topic.