Layouts allow for creation of multiple workspaces that can be opened or closed as needed. The layout toolbar (described in the video below) provides a terrific solution for working with multiple workspaces.
*Note: We recommend that you use the options "On Demand" for Create Windows for Layout and "Close Windows" When this Layout is Inactive. You will nee to click "Save Layout" each time you make these adjustments before moving on to the next tab or in general to save the changes.
Creating a Layout
Click File | New | Layout
Name the layout with a specific name. e.g. Stock Index Futures, Bonds, Ags, Stocks, ETF's
Click Save. Now open charts or create new charts to build the layout.
Be sure to save the charts and layout when finished.
NOTE: It is best practice to provide unique names for each window in each layout. This way if you change a chart it will not be affected in other layouts that may contain the same chart. We also recommend that you use the options "On Demand" for Create Windows for Layout and "Close Windows" When this Layout is Inactive. You will nee to click "Save Layout" each time you make these adjustments before moving on to the next tab or in general to save the changes.
Deleting a Layout
Click the Object Editor icon (green trash can) on the main toolbar.
Choose Layout from the drop down menu.
Delete layouts as necessary.
A hi-resolution version of this video is HERE or click the full screen button in the lower left corner of the video.
Saving a Layout
Open the Layout Toolbar. This can be done by right-clicking inside the message area of the main toolbar and choosing “Layout Toolbar”, or use choose "Windows: Toolbars: Layout Toolbar" from the main menu.
If the Layout Toolbar does not appear for some reason, repeat step 1 while holding the Ctrl key down. The layout toolbar will appear centered.
Activate the “Last” tab in the Layout Toolbar by clicking on it. It may be activated already.
Expand the Layout Toolbar by clicking the triangle icon at the upper left corner of the toolbar. The expanded details will show “Last Session Layout” as the layout’s name.
Check the box titled “Automatically Save Layout Changes” and click Save Layout.
If you normally use the layout toolbar to switch among your layouts, you can close the toolbar or collapse it again by clicking the triangle icon at the upper left.
If you do not wish for the layout toolbar to appear when you startup MarketDelta, choose "Windows: Toolbars: Layout Toolbar" from the main menu to dismiss and disable this toolbar.
To export a layout click File | Export | Current Layout.
**Note, Exporting from the File by default does not export all layouts. When exporting a layout, you will have to click on the tab of each layout to export them individually. ** See here for full details.
To import a layout click File | Import | Definition File. **Note, Make sure to create each tab before importing a layout definition file. Create the tab of the Layout that you are going to import, next import the layout. Once imported, create the other tab, then import the next layout, etc... so forth.**