Click the button in the Formatting toolbar to defined the general format of the graph. The effects of the changes in the left panels (displayed below) of the dialog box can be previewed in the right panel:
Graph color scheme box
In this box you can edit the main text sections (titles and two axes) of the graph.
The toolbar contains buttons to apply Bold, Italic, Underline, Subscript and Superscript text styles.
Click the Symbol button to insert a symbol (e.g. characters from the Greek alphabet) in the text.
Click the desired symbol.
In this dialog box you can define the scaling of the X and/or Y-axis by entering the following information.
In MedCalc, the default increments are 1, 2 or 5 times a power of ten, yielding about 6 to 10 major tickmarks. If you are preparing a graph for publication, you are advised (Tukey, 1977) to limit the number of major tickmarks to about 2 or 3, so you will have to increase the value for increment, preferably also steps of 1, 2 or 5 times a power of 10.
If a logarithmic transformation of the data was selected in the graph's dialog box, then the information for the lowest value (Minimum) and Increment must be logarithmic values as well (e.g. for Minimum enter -2 for the value 0.01, or 0 for the value 1, 3 for the value 1000, etc.). Increment is then the exponent increment and should preferentially remain equal to 1.
After clicking the OK button, the graph will be replotted using the new axis scaling. However, the program will ignore a new axis scaling if this new scaling would cause data to fall outside the full axis range.
In this box you can select the font, font style and font size used in the graph. The font Sample box (in which you can enter text freely) ignores the selected font size. The effect of font size can be seen in the Preview box.
Format graph components
To format different graph components, right-click on the component and select "Format..." in the popup menu.
In a box-and-whisker plot, right-click on a marker.
Select "Format marker..."
Select the desired marker attributes in the dialog box.