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Attaching text labels to lines.

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[2021-11-29 04:55:44]
User832670 - Posts: 8
I need to label a line (multiple lines) and have the label stay with the line, on the right of the screen, no matter what. The "type text" command allows the text to scroll horizontally with time movement. and the "stationary text" allows the text to move vertically with the price movement. I need the text locked to the line drawing no matter what. Is this possible? Thanks.
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[2021-11-29 04:58:52]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104213
Yes. Refer to:
Chart Drawing Tools: Modify Text
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[2021-11-29 14:27:58]
User832670 - Posts: 8
When I right click on the line I want to label, the "modify text" selection is shaded out. (Non functional, can't click on it.)
The lines are extended, so I don't have to redraw them every day, I just move them. Overnight high, overnight low, etc.
[2021-11-29 14:54:47]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104213
Are these Ray lines?
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[2021-11-29 15:00:14]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104213
We will add support for text labels for Ray drawings. This will be out in the next release.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-11-29 15:00:28
[2021-11-29 15:04:12]
User832670 - Posts: 8
No, just using the "line" tool. I can label the line prior to extending it, but when I hit "extend drawing" the label disappears.
Extending the line is the only way I can stop it from scrolling with the chart, as the chart advances.

In other words, I CAN draw lines with labels, but as time advances, I have to keep manually extending the lines to the right throughout the day. (to keep the labels on the right.)
[2021-11-29 15:13:57]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104213
We have to add support for this.
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[2021-11-29 15:22:16]
User832670 - Posts: 8
Ok. Thanks. Is there any way I can be notified when this feature is added?
[2021-11-29 18:09:31]
John - SC Support - Posts: 17794
We will try to let you know in this thread when it is available.
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[2021-12-23 14:57:39]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104213
It is supported in the current version of Sierra Chart to add a label to a Ray Chart Drawing.

However, the label will always be at the first point of the drawing.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2021-12-23 14:57:54
[2021-12-27 18:21:07]
User832670 - Posts: 8
Thanks for your help. I cannot upgrade to the latest version because I'm running a 32 bit system. However, I figured it out on my current version 2138.

Using the horizontal ray tool, extension to the right, adjust to whatever color/style you want. Then right click the drawing and "modify text."

The text label stays in the right margin space (attached to the ray/line) no matter what happens with the chart. Doesn't matter if you scroll, if the chart advances over time, or if you switch to the overnight session. The line and label stays.

I have included a screen shot.
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[2022-04-04 12:26:11]
TraderX703 - Posts: 12
When I use Modify text to add text to a line, it is left justified. Where can I alter this so it's on the right side of the line? I looked through the "modify text" for drawings but no mention of left/right justification.

Thanks.
-James
[2022-04-04 16:33:01]
John - SC Support - Posts: 17794
If it is available to be changed, then it will be in the Drawing Properties. For a Line drawing, it is available in the Drawing Properties under the Label tab.
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[2022-08-06 03:01:16]
Profile Trader - Posts: 159
John,

Is it possible in the future to add the functionality of being able too load said text in the line properties box like under labels tab? So you don't have to go to two separate places one for location anchors and date time and then close out and go to modify text to add text?

Thanks in advance for the consideration..

Doug

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