There are many exciting new features in Grapher Preview! Our focus remains on increasing usability, improving workflows to increase time savings, and including the most commonly requested new features. The top new features are listed below. A more complete list of the new features can be found in the online help.
Stay informed with the new Notifications pane! This pane, which was added into the most recent Grapher Preview release, is an all-in-one place for you to view all important and informational messages from Golden Software.
The new Notifications pane, which is docked by default with the Worksheet Manager, displays important and informational messages from Golden Software.
Have you ever fully customized a graph and then decided at the last minute that what you actually wanted was a different plot type entirely? The newest release of Grapher Preview allows you the freedom to change your mind without losing any of that customization. In one click, transform a 2D scatter plot into a class scatter plot, to group your data into bins or classes with minimal effort.
Convert a fully-customized scatter plot to a class scatter plot to group points into bins or classes without losing the customization you've already done.
Previous versions of Grapher added powerful axis linking options, but up until now, the position linking was done with a static offset in page units. That resulted in the need to change this value if the linked axis was resized. No more! With this latest release, Grapher has added the ability to dynamically link the position of one axis to the top, bottom, left, or right of the linked axis, in addition to the custom option that still allows for setting a specific distance in page units.
Link the position of one axis to the position of another so you can dynamically change the size and placement of your graph with ease.
4. Improved functionality around adding a plot to a graph from the ribbon bar
Quickly and easily expand your graph to include more plots with the newly-redesigned Add to Graph | Plot command. With any plot selected, click this command from the Home tab or the Graph Tools tab in the ribbon bar to see a full list of all plot types that can be added to the selected plot.
Add a new plot easily to an existing plot with the Add to Graph | Plot command on the Home or Graph Tools tab in the ribbon bar.
5. Print and export multiple pages from a multi-page document
Export or print some or all of the pages from a multi-page plot document to their own output files, using the same or unique export options for each page. Simply click File | Export Multiple Pages or File | Print Multiple Pages and follow the prompts to save yourself immeasurable time!
Print or export multiple pages from a multi-page plot document.
Tired of your line plot labels overlapping the line plot itself? Improve the aesthetic of your line plots by angling the line plot labels so they follow the line. All you have to do is check the Label along line checkbox in the Property Manager to set the label positions to follow the curve of the line plot. Additionally, offset the angled labels along the line with the new Offset along line option.
Angle line plot labels such that they follow the curve of the line.
Add enhanced clarity to graphics with the new ability to label each plot line. Plot labels can each be fully customized through the new Title page in the Property Manager, and can be linked to the plot name to update automatically as the plot name is changed.
Add plot labels to distinguish between lines that are the same or similar in color.
Accurately convey the limitations of data measurements by coloring in between the lines that connect error bars to create a highly-visible error envelope.
Fill between connected error bars to draw appropriate attention to areas where the data is less accurate.
Draw correlations between data sets more accurately and easily than ever before with the ability to share grid lines across multiple axes. Simply check the Share grid lines checkbox in the Property Manager after turning on grid lines to share them with all other intersecting axes on the same graph!
Y axis grid lines shared across multiple X axes can help with correlating data in side-by-side plots.
Bring clarity to your graphics by fully customizing your legend! Resize individual legend entries quickly and easily in the newest Grapher Preview release.
Adjust the size of individual legend entries to properly distinguish between your plots.
- Gradient-colored legend line for gradient-colored line plots
- Resize legends proportionally when dragging selection box handles
- Update auto axes limits when plot is clipped
- Error bars: Apply "Draw behind plot" to fill as well as line
- Automation commands for defining/changing a custom fit equation
Updated March 10, 2020