Getting Started with Math Composer

Adding a Graph

This page will outline some of the things that might help you as you first start including graphs in your documents. The links in this page bring you to more detailed descriptions of certain objects or procedures that are mentioned.

You will create all your graphs within the Figure Editor. Figure editor toolbars and features are outlined in the Figure Editor Help Pages. To see some of the graphs it is possible to create look at our grids and graphs page.

Here are some helpful hints and tips for when you are first starting to work with graphs.

You will most likely want to create a grid to put your graph on. So first learn to create a grid in the figure editor on our Add a Grid page.

Start with any grid you have added to your document. Double Click on the grid and the Figure Editor will open up with your grid in it. Now you can edit your grid and add graphs.



You will need to open up the Graph editing box..

From the Grid Menu, select Graph.





Add as many graphs as you want to each grid and choose the thickness, color, and style of each graph.
For each graph you want to add, Click on Add Graph and then a box will appear to type in your equation. To learn about typing in equations for the graphs and about how to use this graph editing box, click here.







After you have added all the graphs you want, click on the Close button and that box will close and you return to the figure editor with your graphs now drawn on your grid.














Add the Graph you just created to your document.
Once you are done creating your graph, simply close the Figure Editor by clicking on the in the top right hand
corner of the Figure Editor and the graph will now appear on the Composer screen.

You can always go back and edit any graph.
All you have to do to change any graph that is already in your document is Double Click on it. When you do, the Figure Editor with your graph in it will re-open and you can make your desired changes by selecting Graph from the Grid menu and then editing your graphs. After you finish your editing, close the graph box and then click on the in the top right hand corner of the Figure Editor. The Figure Editor will close and then your newly edited graph will replace the old one on the Composer screen.

Want to make it easier to line all of your graphs/grids/figures up neatly on the page? You can choose to Align figures.

Getting Started with Math Composer