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Prism Magic - Make Graphs Consistent

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The Prism Magic tool makes one (or more) graph look like another. It is a huge time saver.

Start from a graph, or several graphs selected in the Prism Gallery. Click on the Prism Magic tool in the Change section of the Prism toolbar.

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Select the graph whose appearance you'd like to match. You can choose from any graph in the current project or any open project, any graph saved as an example, or any graph recently (two months) printed, exported, copied to clipboard, or used as a Magic example (so long as it had been saved, so the file has a name).


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Click Next, and then select the properties of the example graph you would like to apply to your current graph or graphs.


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If you check the option "Range and ticks of axis", what Prism does depends on whether you have checked the option to use an automatic range for the axes. If that is checked (on the example graph, then Prism will check that option on the graphs you are changing. Depending on the range of the axes, they may or may not end up with the same range. If that option is not checked on the example graph, then all of the graphs you are changing will be changed to have the range and interval of the example graphs.

Note there is one choice near the top to change the fonts (including size and color) of axis number, axis titles and graph title. There is also a choice near the bottom (introduced with Prism 8) that changes the wording of the axis and graph titles.

The choice to apply the formatting individually applied to selected points or bars only makes sense when the example and target graphs have the same number of points or bars. If that is not the case, the choice will be gray.



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