Plot Data Wizard is a tool specially designed to help beginner users to visualize numeric
data with DM2003 software. It works something like Plot Lines actions from
View Action Category, but performs additional checks
and allows you to open new data files as well as plot data in the opened
data windows. The wizard procedure includes following
Select Data Source - at first step, you should either select non-empty
data window (that is, data window whose worksheet viewer displays non-zero number of data
lines) or click Open button and select new data file. Since data windows
are distinguished by window captions, you may encounter troubles if there's more than
one window with the same caption (or title).
Define Data Range - at this step, you should select X and Y columns
for your plotting. Notice: whole range of lines will be plotted. You may use
Series Properties dialog box to change the range
of lines and other series properties later. Certainly, the columns you have selected must
exist in the data file; otherwise, you will get error message when wizard will start
Choose Target Plot - this is the last step at which you select data window
(plot) for a new curve (or "series"). You may either select from the list
of existing data windows or create new data window.
When you click OK button, the wizard loads new data file (if you have specified this
choice), performs data range checks (both lines and columns) and, finally, initializes
first empty plot "series" object for the selected target plot with defined
data range. If there's no available series, it will create a new one. In addition, this
series become "current".