Save & Send

Sending a Workspace by Email

Sending Workspaces by Email
You can send workspaces via Email right out of the Tradesignal.
  1. Click on the File > Save & Send > Send Using Email button. The E-Mail wizard opens.
  2. Select whether to include a preview image of the workspace.
  3. Click Send Email to open a new email and attach the workspace.

Sending Equilla scripts via Email

To send an Equilla script and its dependent function files via email
  1. Open the desired Equilla script.
  2. Select Editor > Export > Send by Email on the Toolbar
  • The Email client with attached portable script file and a code preview will be opened.

    Importing Workspaces or Equilla Code From an Email

    When you received an E-mail with Tradesignal documents, you can import them into Tradesignal.
    1. Save the E-mail attachment in a folder that is also a package in Tradesignal.
    2. In Tradesignal, open the toolbox.
    3. With packages displayed, right-click on the package and select Refresh from the context menu.
    4. When the display is refreshed, you can find the new documents in the package. You can then open them in Tradesignal.

    Posting Documents in Internet Forums

    Copying Documents to Forums
    You can post documents from Tradesignal right into the Internet forum. To do so, you have to enter your user name and password in the Options under File > Options > Personalize > Tradesignal Online.

    Create a Copy for the Internet

    1. Click on File > Save & Send > Publish to Discussion Forums. The Publish wizard opens.
    2. Check the boxes of the items in the current workspace that you want to post.
    3. Click Post to Forum
    1. After the copying, you can open the forum either in the current or in a new workspace. Alternatively, you can also click on Close and open the forum in a new web browser. In all cases, the content of the Tradesignal Online clipboard is preserved.

    Use the Copy

    To use the copied document(s), you have to be signed on to the website Then surf to the thread in which you want to publish your document.
    1. Select either New Posting or reply to an existing one. In the lower area of the window, a field for text entry is displayed. To its right, you can find the contents of your Tradesignal Online Clipboard.
    2. Click on the contents to insert it in the posting. In the text field, an entry appears such as "[EQU=2132867]", referencing the contents. This unique entry cannot be edited further.

    Importing Charts, Workspaces or Equilla Code From an Internet Forum

    You can download charts, workspaces and Equilla Codes from the internet forum for use in Tradesignal.
    1. In Tradesignal, select File > Help > Discussion Forums.
    2. Surf to a thread or posting that includes a Tradesignal document.
    3. Click on the link Import into Tradesignal. If a chart was created with Tradesignal Online, you can also click on it to open it in Tradesignal. You can find more information on importing code in the chapter Downloading an Indicator from Tradesignal Online.

    Saving Documents as Images

    Saving Documents and Workspaces as Images
    You can save the workspace as image, e.g. to use it later in text documents or E-Mails.

    Click on the File > Save & Send > Save Image. The Save Image pane opens. At the bottom of the pane you will see a preview of the image.

    Options for Saving as Image

    • Pick what you would like to save an image of, the entire workspace or a single element in it..
    • Enter an image size in pixels, inches or millimeters. Take care that the freely adjustable height and width of the image do not lead to distortion.
    • Select the Color Mode, either Color (color image with 24 bit RGB and alpha channel) or Black and White (no colors).
    • Select the resolution for the image. 96 DPI (dots per inch) is normal screen resolution, use higher resolutions if the image is intended for print output or zooming out using interpolation is intended.
    • Select whether to use interpolation. Interpolation will essentially render the image at the selected resolution, then scale it down to fit the desired dimensions. This will create a zoomed-out look to an image at the cost of some precision.
    Finally, either click on of the following buttons:
    • Save Image - This saves the selected item as an image file. A new dialog opens. Choose the target folder and the file format. Six image formats are available: jpg, png, bmp, gif, tif and emf (emf is a scalable, vector format, although the generated image may not be identical to the preview).
    • Copy to Clipboard - This generates a copy of the image in the Windows clipboard in bmp format.
    • Send Email - Create the image in png format and attach it to a new email.

    Saving PDF Documents

    PDF Wizard
    Any items that can be printed can also be saved as a PDF file. To save a PDF file click on File > Save & Send > Create PDF to display the PDF preview pane.

    The PDF preview pane present most of the same options that the print preview pane offers, and uses previously saved settings associated with a workspace.
    • Save as PDF - Save the PDF file.
    • Send by Email - Create a PDF file and attach it to a new Email.
    • Items to Print - List of items in the workspace to print (including an extra page containing the workspace as a whole. The items are printed in the order listed. The arrow buttons can be used to change the print order of the items.
    • Chart Scaling - Determines how charts should be scaled to fit the printed page.
    • Paper Size - Selection of the paper size.
    • Orientation - Portrait or landscape.
    • Color Mode - Select whether the document should be printed in Full Color (with transparency) (24 bit RGB with alpha channel), Full Color (without transparency) (24 bit RGB without alpha channel) or as Black and White. If the image is scaled on your printer (e.g. into a larger format), select Full Color (without transparency) for better results.
    • Margins - Some predefined margin options. Margins can also be manually adjusted using click and drag directly in the preview pane.
    • Edit Header/Footer - Shows the header/footer dialog where text and various macros can be set for the page header and footer. The alignment of text and font can also be changed. The following macros are available:
      • Document title
      • Page Number
      • Page Count
      • Print Date
      • Print Time
      • Print User
    • Edit Watermark - Show the watermark dialog where a watermark based on text or an image can be specified for each page on the printed output. The watermark dialog presents many options to configure how the watermark is displayed, including
      • Text, Text direction, Font, Color and Size.
      • Image file and alignment.
      • Translucency.
      • Positioned in front or behind.
      • Page range to apply watermark to.
    • Document Properties - Title, subject, author and keywords meta data that will be embedded in the PDF file.
    • Protect file with a password - When checked and the PDF is saved, a dialog will be displayed where the following passwords can be set
      • Password to open the PDF document
      • Password to edit the PDF document
      • Restrictions on printing
      • Restrictions on editing
      • Restrictions on copy portions of the file

    Copying Documents via the Windows Clipboard

    If you want to transfer graphs and tables quickly to other documents, for example to further analyze the data, you can use the Windows clipboard. This way, you can copy a chart into a text document or copy the results of the Optimizer into a table. This copying also works with other tables or with Equilla codes. Instead of using the key combinations, you can also use the buttons in the Edit group of the toolbar.

    Copying Charts

    1. In an active chart, press the key combination Ctrl + C to copy the chart.
    2. Switch to the target document, e.g. publishing software.
    3. There, press the key combination Ctrl + V to paste the chart.
    The chart is inserted in bitmap format.

    If the target document is a table, for example in MS Excel, you can copy the price data as well as any indicators or strategies included in the chart into the Excel table. To do so, select the price data in Tradesignal and then drag the data into the Excel table with the mouse.

    Copying Tables

    1. Select the rows in the source table that you want to copy (the source may be a Scanner, Watchlist, Portfolio or Optimizer). To select all rows, press Ctrl + A.
    2. Press Ctrl + C to copy the rows.
    3. Switch to the target document, for example a Microsoft Excel table.
    4. Press Ctrl + V to paste the table contents into the target document.

    Copying Text

    1. Select the lines that you wan to copy, either in an Equilla Editor, an HTML Editor or a News window. To select all lines, press Ctrl + A.
    2. Press Ctrl + C to copy the lines.
    3. Switch to the target document, for example a text editor, and press Ctrl + V to paste the contents.