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How to modify a chart in MetaTrader 4

After reading this guide you will be able to:

  • Modify the chart type in MetaTrader 4
  • Modify chart properties
  • Switch between time frames
  • Save and load your settings (templates)
This guide assumes that you have opened a chart.

How to modify the chart type

In MetaTrader 4 there are three different chart types to represent the price movement of an asset. There are several methods with which you can switch in between these chart types.

The fastest method is by using the Charts Toolbar.

Click the candlestick icon to change to chart type to a candlestick chart:

How to modify chart properties

After you have decided which chart type you want to use, you can change the appearance of your charts as well. You will need to open the chart properties window again.

  1. Right-click on the chart.
  2. Click Properties.

3. Change your colour settings by entering the RGB code directly ...

OR

4. Change the colour settings by clicking on the arrow.

5. Additional settings can be made in the Common tab.

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How to change time frames/periodicity

Change the time frame by clicking on the period you want in the periodicity toolbar.

How to save your chart settings (templates)

  1. Right-click on the chart, then move to Template.
  2. Click Save template.

3. Name the file and 4 click Save.

Load a template

You can download the tradimo template here: http://d2xoovv6q3xrk6.cloudfront.net/file/5053500e582b94730e000040/tradimo-template.tpl

To load the template into MetaTrader 4:

  1. Right-click on the chart, then move to Template.
  2. Click Load Template.

3. Choose the template file you want and 4 click Open.

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