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Changing the default formatting for Graphs

Hi there!

Today let’s talk about changing the default formatting of your graphs!

Everybody knows that is almost impossible to use the default formatting of MicroStrategy Graph. You always have to change the colors, fonts, sizes, number format, and so on. So, if you use 5 times the horizontal bar graph, you have to format it 5 times… That is so boring…

What if you edit it once and everytime that you insert a new horizontal graph, for example, you get that specific formatting? Wouldn’t that be nice? In fact, it can be done and it is very easy to implement.

To do that, you have to:

1. Edit the formatting of your graph in Desktop/Developer and apply your format to it.

Here I’m going to change the Horizontal Bar graph formatting.

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2. While editing, go to Graph -> Save Graph Style and name it as: HorizontalBar.

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3. Go to the folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\MicroStrategy\GraphStyles or C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\MicroStrategy\GraphStyles, make a backup of the HorizontalBar.3tf file that is inside that folder, and substitute it with the new file that you have just saved.

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4. Thats it!!

The next time that you use the Horizontal Bar graph, you will get your new cool and well done formatting.

You can also create a folder with all edited graphs and just apply the styles to your graphs manually. You just have to edit your graph, go to Graph -> Apply Graph Style and look for your .3tf file that you have created.

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I hope it helps.

God bless you.