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How can I save a custom line style in Grapher?

Grapher allows you to easily save custom line styles directly in the Custom Line style dialog.  Complete the steps below to do this:
  1. Click on the feature whose line style you'd like to change.
  2. Click the Line tab in the Property Manager.
  3. Click the ... button in the Style field.
  4. In the Custom Line dialog, complete the Enter dash length and space length and Name fields as desired.
  5. Click Save Custom Line Styles.
  6. Click OK.
 
Alternatively, custom line styles can be added directly to the Attrib.ini file located in the AppData directory:
  1. Close completely out of Grapher.
  2. Navigate to your Attrib.ini file.
    1. Windows Vista/7/8/10:  C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Golden Software\Grapher\<version number>
    2. Windows Vista/7/8/10:  C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Golden Software\Grapher Preview\<version number>
  3. Open the Attrib.ini file in Notepad++.
  4. Scroll to the [Line Styles] section.
  5. At the bottom of this section, add a line in the format name = xxx . The dash patterns are a series of alternating dashes and gaps, these values are specified in page units x 1000.
    1. For example, to create a pattern of 0.5 inch dashes and 0.25 inch gaps, enter the values of 500 and 250: Custom Line = 500 250
  6. Save the Attrib.ini file.
  7. Restart Grapher.
  8. The Custom Line will be saved in Style drop down menu in the Line Properties. The customized line can also be accessed through automation.

 

Updated October 4, 2018

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