Pen groups can be loaded and saved in Time, Event, XY, and Correlation charts during run-time from either the chart's configuration panel, or from the context menu.
When a pen group is loaded during run-time, all existing pens are replaced by the pen group; however, the existing pens are not replaced permanently unless the display is saved. Also, when you load a pen group, the time criteria of the pen group is used; that is, the time settings on the data source override the component time settings of any existing pens or pen groups. If you are loading a pen group in an Event chart, the pen group's time criteria and time zone are overridden by the time criteria and time zone of the event.
NOTE: This procedure describes loading a pen group from the context menu. If you want to load a pen group using the configuration panel, see To load a pen group.
In the run-time environment, right-click the chart and select Load Pen Group from the context menu. The Open Pen Group dialog box appears.
Navigate to the folder the pen group is located in and select the pen group.
Click the Open button. All existing pens are removed and the new pens are loaded into the chart.
If you want to save the chart with the current pen groups, select File | Save Display As, enter the name of the display, and click the Save button.
If you make changes to pen groups during run-time, you can save the changes. Also, if you load pens during run-time, you have the option of saving the pens as a pen group. To save pen groups, you must be granted the `Save Pen Groups' permission. Consult your system administrator for more information.
NOTE: This procedure describes saving a pen group from the context menu. The pen group can also be saved from the chart's configuration panel (Data tab).
In the run-time environment, right-click the chart and select Save Pen Group from the context menu. The Save Pen Group dialog box appears.
Navigate to the folder that you want to save the pen group in.
Enter a name for the pen group.