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Essential Graphing > Graph Builder > Red Triangle Options
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Red Triangle Options

The red triangle menu for Graph Builder contains these options:

Show Control Panel

Shows or hides the platform buttons, the Select Columns box, and the drop zone borders.



Shows or hides the graph title. Right-click to change the alignment or the span of the title.


Shows or hides the graph subtitle. Right-click to change the alignment or the span of the subtitle.


Shows or hides the legend.


Shows or hides the footer, which contains informative messages such as missing map shapes, error bar notes, frequency notes, and WHERE clauses.

X Axis

Shows or hides the X axis.

Y Axis

Shows or hides the Y axis.

X Axis Title

Shows or hides the X-axis title.

Y Axis Title

Shows or hides the Y-axis title.

Legend Position

Sets the position of the legend. The legend appears on the right by default. Putting the legend at the bottom places it in the center below the graph. The legend items then appear horizontally instead of vertically. Or, you can put the legend inside the graph, on the left or right.

Legend Settings

Opens a window where you can modify legend settings, such as the title, font, and title position.

Color Settings

Contains the following options:

Continuous Color Theme

Selects the color theme for continuous variables.

Categorical Color Theme

Selects the color theme for categorical variables.

Note: For more information about color themes, see Create Color Themes in Graphs in Using JMP.

Lighten large fills

Automatically lightens colors for elements that fill large areas, such as pie, treemap, and mosaic plots.

Use row colors for levels

When every level has a unique color, initialize legend levels with row colors.

Lock Scales

Prevents axis scales and gradient legend scales from automatically adjusting in response to data or filtering changes.

Error Bar Offset

Adjust the offset for overlaid error bars.

Link Page Axes

Links or unlinks graph axis scales across levels of the By group variable in the Page zone.

Fit to Window

Specifies whether the graph is resized as you resize the JMP window. The default setting is Auto, which is usually set to On except when the window is shared with other content or if there is a Page variable. To always fit the graph inside the window, keep the setting at On. You can also maintain the aspect ratio. To prevent the graph from resizing, change the setting to Off.


Uses a random sample of the data to speed up graph drawing. If the sample size is zero, or greater than or equal to the number of rows in the data table, then sampling is turned off.

Graph Spacing

Sets the amount of space between graph panels.

Include Missing Categories

Enables a graph to collect and display missing values for categorical variables.

Set Alpha Level

Enables you to set the Alpha level for graphs and statistics that use an alpha value for confidence intervals.

Launch Analysis

Launches the Fit Model platform with the variables on the graph placed into roles. It launches the Distribution platform when only one variable is placed.

Make into Data Table

Creates a new data table that contains the results from the graph.

See Local Data Filters in Reports, Redo Menus in Reports, and Save Script Menus in Reports in Using JMP for more information about the following options:

Local Data Filter

Shows or hides the local data filter that enables you to filter the data used in a specific report.


Contains options that enable you to repeat or relaunch the analysis. In platforms that support the feature, the Automatic Recalc option immediately reflects the changes that you make to the data table in the corresponding report window.

Save Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the report to several destinations.

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