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Date Marker


The Date Marker tool allows you to quickly apply a simple text label, showing the selected date.

The format of the labels is Mmm DD (Day)

This too is only available with the add-on Publishing Module. Contact Support for details.


To apply the tool multiple times without having to select it each time, hold down the CTRL button on your keyboard after the tool has been selected and click on the chart as required. Release the CTRL key when all markers have been applied

Actions & Properties


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Date Marker to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Date Marker tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Date Marker tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Date Marker, which can then be pasted elsewhere on the chart, or different page.

Delete: Delete the Date Marker tool from the chart.

Delete Label: Deletes the selected label only from the chart, rather than the entire tool.

Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the lines view to the background.

Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the lines to the forefront.

Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Date Marker, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Date Marker Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Date Marker tool to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Set Time Alert: For Date Markers placed in the future you can set an alert to be notified on the specified date.


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it's displayed in the Structure Panel.

Label Text: Add a text note to the marker.

Show Background: Tick the box to draw a border around the label.

Label Alignment
: Choose the position of the label.

Size: Allows you to increase / decrease the size of the text on the Date Marker.

Font Colour: Allows you to change the colour of the Date Marker text.

Line Style/Width/Colour: Allows you to change the appearance of the marker label.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

 Last updated Fri, Jan 11 2019 2:08am

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