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 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
  
-A **SharpChart** is a technical chart that plots price values for a ticker symbol ("​dataset"​) over time. SharpCharts have a large number of chart settings that can be used to customize the chart, as well as a huge collection of technical indicators and overlays that can be added. A complete description of all of the chart types and technical indicators supported by SharpCharts can be found in the [[cs>start|ChartSchool]] area of our website.+A **SharpChart** is a technical chart that plots price values for a ticker symbol ("​dataset"​) over time. SharpCharts have a large number of chart settings that can be used to customize the chart, as well as a huge collection of technical indicators and overlays that can be added. A complete description of all of the chart types and technical indicators supported by SharpCharts can be found in the [[https://​school.stockcharts.com/​|ChartSchool]] area of our website.
  
 SharpCharts are sent to your web browser as a regular Internet image file (in "​png"​ format), meaning that you can treat a SharpChart exactly the same as you would treat any other Internet-based image. You can copy and paste it into other documents, save it to your hard disk or a photo-organizing program, email it to friends, draw on it with a drawing program and much more. SharpCharts are sent to your web browser as a regular Internet image file (in "​png"​ format), meaning that you can treat a SharpChart exactly the same as you would treat any other Internet-based image. You can copy and paste it into other documents, save it to your hard disk or a photo-organizing program, email it to friends, draw on it with a drawing program and much more.
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 The **Extra Bars** box lets you specify the amount of additional blank space you want available on the right side of the chart. If you don't want any extra space, leave the box blank or enter "​0"​ as the value. The **Extra Bars** box lets you specify the amount of additional blank space you want available on the right side of the chart. If you don't want any extra space, leave the box blank or enter "​0"​ as the value.
  
-**The Type dropdown** ​ lets you choose the specific type of chart that you want to see. Examples include OHLC Bar charts, Candlestick charts, Line charts and more. Many of these are described in [[cs>chart_analysis#​chart_types|our ChartSchool articles on Chart Types]]. We also offer a few specialty chart types (Cumulative,​ Histogram, Invisible) that are especially well-suited for charting market breadth indicators. Learn more in our Support Center article on [[:​sharpcharts:​breadth_chart_types|Charting Market Breadth Indicators]].+**The Type dropdown** ​ lets you choose the specific type of chart that you want to see. Examples include OHLC Bar charts, Candlestick charts, Line charts and more. Many of these are described in [[https://​school.stockcharts.com/​doku.php?​id=chart_analysis#​chart_types|our ChartSchool articles on Chart Types]]. We also offer a few specialty chart types (Cumulative,​ Histogram, Invisible) that are especially well-suited for charting market breadth indicators. Learn more in our Support Center article on [[:​sharpcharts:​breadth_chart_types|Charting Market Breadth Indicators]].
  
 **The Size dropdown** ​ lets you choose the overall width of your chart (in pixels). StockCharts members have different width choices depending on their service level. **The Size dropdown** ​ lets you choose the overall width of your chart (in pixels). StockCharts members have different width choices depending on their service level.
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 **The Price Labels checkbox** ​ adds data labels at significant peaks and troughs on the chart, showing you the high and low price data for each of those points. **The Price Labels checkbox** ​ adds data labels at significant peaks and troughs on the chart, showing you the high and low price data for each of those points.
  
-**The Log Scale checkbox** ​ changes the vertical scale for the Price Plot panel from Arithmetic Scaling (unchecked) to Logarithmic Scaling (checked). Percent changes in price are constant on a log scale chart. For more information,​ see [[cs>chart_analysis:​what_are_charts#​price_scaling|our ChartSchool article on price scaling]].+**The Log Scale checkbox** ​ changes the vertical scale for the Price Plot panel from Arithmetic Scaling (unchecked) to Logarithmic Scaling (checked). Percent changes in price are constant on a log scale chart. For more information,​ see [[https://​school.stockcharts.com/​doku.php?​id=chart_analysis:​what_are_charts#​price_scaling|our ChartSchool article on price scaling]].
  
 **The Solid Candles checkbox** ​ fills in all candlesticks with solid colors instead of using the more traditional hollow candlesticks when prices increase. **The Solid Candles checkbox** ​ fills in all candlesticks with solid colors instead of using the more traditional hollow candlesticks when prices increase.
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-For detailed information on all of the different technical overlays we offer, please see [[cs>technical_indicators#​technical_overlays|our ChartSchool articles on overlays]].+For detailed information on all of the different technical overlays we offer, please see [[https://​school.stockcharts.com/​doku.php?​id=technical_indicators#​technical_overlays|our ChartSchool articles on overlays]].
  
 To add an overlay to a SharpChart, use the next available line in the "​Overlays"​ section of the workbench (located just below the Chart Attributes section). To add an overlay to a SharpChart, use the next available line in the "​Overlays"​ section of the workbench (located just below the Chart Attributes section).
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-For detailed information on all of the different technical indicators we offer, please see [[cs>technical_indicators#​technical_indicators|our ChartSchool articles on indicators]].+For detailed information on all of the different technical indicators we offer, please see [[https://​school.stockcharts.com/​doku.php?​id=technical_indicators#​technical_indicators|our ChartSchool articles on indicators]].
  
 To add an indicator to a SharpChart, use the next available line in the Indicators section of the workbench (located just below the "​Overlays"​ section). To add an indicator to a SharpChart, use the next available line in the Indicators section of the workbench (located just below the "​Overlays"​ section).