eSignal - News Ticker Window Basics

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eSignal - News Ticker Window Basics

The News Ticker window displays a list of current news headlines. To view the news story, click the headline. A Story window opens displaying the selected story. Note that stories are only accessible when the News Ticker window is scrolling vertically.

Creating new News Ticker Window
From the menu bar, click on File, New, Ticker and then News Ticker from the sub-menu

News Ticker Window Options Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to set options that affect the appearance and function of the active Ticker window.  From the menu bar, click on Ticker Options and then Properties and the Ticker Window Options will appear.

Scroll Direction - Click the Horizontal or Vertical button to choose the scrolling direction.
Scroll Method - Click the button for the horizontal scrolling method you want to use. 
Idle - Choose this option if you want the ticker to scroll only when the computer’s microprocessor is idle. This method causes the least load on your computer but scrolling can be jerky.
Timer - Choose this method if you want scrolling to happen at a more even pace. The timer method places more of a burden on your computer than the idle method.
Scroll Bars - Choose this option if you want scroll bars to appear on your vertical ticker.
Time - Select this option to include the current time in each item of information that appears in the ticker.
Scroll Speed - With horizontal scrolling, position the slider to choose the rate at which information scrolls in the ticker.
News Alerts - Displays a message when a symbol in any open Quote window is the subject of a news alert.
Files - Displays the names of text files as they are received.
Ticker Colors - Select when you want ticker colors to change.
Change on Close -  Changes colors in the Ticker window on close.
Change on Tick -  Changes colors in the TIcker window on tick.
OK - Click to put your choices into effect.
Cancel - Click to close the dialog box without making changes.

Headlines Dialog Window
You may wish to filter the news sources displayed on your ticker and will display headlines as they are received.

Display Headlines - To filter Ticker window news sources, select Ticker Options then Properties (Shortcut: Alt-O, P). Make sure the Headlines box is selected, then click the Options button to the right.  Select Filtered Headlines to the right under the catagory Filtering and choose from the list of news sources that you want to appear on your news ticker.  When you have finished specifying your news ticker filtering options, click OK to save you changes and put them into effect.

Change Colors and Fonts
Click on the Ticker Window to make it the active window. Go up to Ticker Options on the menu bar then Colors, highlight the field that you wish to change then click the Choose Color button.  From the Ticker Options menu, select Fonts in order to change the Font, Style and Size

Save as Default
Go up to Ticker Options on the menu bar then SAVE AS DEFAULT to save any changes made to the Ticker . All new Ticker windows will have these preferences added.