Astro Text

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The Astro Text tool allows for the free-hand placement of Astro Symbols on any chart.

Astro Text

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To add Astro Text to your chart, select the tool from the Astro tool group, and click on the chart on which you wish to add the tool. A symbol selector window will display, where you can click on any symbol combination. As you click each symbol it will be added to the chart.

Actions & Properties


Add Astro Symbols: When selected the Astro Symbols window will be displayed to allow additional symbols to be applied to the chart.

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

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Astro Symbol 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 Astro Symbol tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Astro Symbol, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.

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

Move to Front: If the Astro Symbols are 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 Astro Text, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

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

Delete: Delete the Astro Symbol from the chart.


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

Colour: Allows you to select the colour of the Astro Symbol.

Alignment: Can elect to display the Astro Symbol in different positions in relation to the anchor point, there are 3 options available: Left, Right or Center.

Font Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Astro Symbol. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.

Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the text box where the symbols appear.

Floating Text: Tick this checkbox to set the Astro Symbol as a floating object on the chart. This means the symbol will remain in the same position on your screen, even when moving forwards or backwards along the chart.

Show Background: When selected a shaded background is displayed behind the applied Symbol(s).

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Astro Symbol. 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.