Please note that, depending on your subscription's level, some of the facilities described below may not be present. You can obtain access to a richer set of tools by upgrading your subscription.
The Price Ladder Toolbar is located at the top of the screen, above the Order Entry Bar and below the main Application Toolbar (take a look at Application Layout) and it allows you to perform different Price Ladder-specific actions by pressing the buttons that will be presented below. As explained in the linked page, please note that these toolbars may be hidden.
This will open a dialog that contains details for the current contract.
A dialog showing the legend of all symbols that may appear in Order Entry column.
This will decrease the size of fonts that are used in Price Ladder. The dimension of the rows will also be modified accordingly.
This will increase the size of fonts that are used in Price Ladder. The dimension of the rows will also be modified accordingly.
With this option enabled, you will see an additional number of prices / rows in the Price Ladder, including prices which do not have active bids or asks (the so-called "gaps"). The total number of gaps shown is governed by the Limit gaps in Bid/Ask setting.
When disabled, the ladder view will be "compacted", so that it will list only the prices that have bids or asks on. In this case, the number of rows you have on display is mainly determined by the Limit displayed depth to option, with the maximum number dependent on the market depth limit set by your subscription.
Copy to Clipboard is an advanced function, whose behavior will depend on a couple of factors.
If this function is included in your subscription, it will allow you to transfer static or dynamically-updated information to Excel (or other programs). Whether the transfer is static or dynamic, depends, again, on your subscription level, the way you paste the information and the target program (that you paste into).
A static copy (snapshot) of your Price Ladder's currently visible table will be sent to a program if one of the following is true: your subscription does not support dynamic linking, you paste the information into a software such as a text editor (any software that is not a spreadsheet application such as Excel), or, it does, but when pasting into Excel, you choose Paste Special and then any format different from HTML.
Live-linked (auto-updating) links will be pasted into Excel if you have access to this feature and after copying, you paste into a spreadsheet using the Ctrl + V (simple Paste) shortcut or right-click in a spreadsheet, select Paste Special and then HTML as format. Please note that these will update as long as your application is running.
To learn more about Live Linking, please click here.
This button opens the same Price Ladder Properties dialog that can be displayed by pressing the Alt + P key combination while the frame has the focus. In order to read a detailed presentation of each tab and setting from this dialog, please click here.
This will open a web browser and display video instructions related to the Price Ladder frame (if applicable; not all topics are covered).
By using this button you can open the Price Ladder-related Help files. You can open the same by pressing the Alt + H key combination.
When you open a Price Ladder frame in the current workspace, you will observe that a specific toolbar will be added to the right side of the Application Toolbar. The main and the frame-specific toolbars are delimited by a double-line separator.
It is also possible that your screen size doesn't accomodate all the icons belonging to the Price Ladder toolbar at the same time. In order to have access to the hidden icons, you just need to press the button.
If you hide the main Application Toolbar, your frame-specific toolbar will be also hidden. In order to read about how to hide or unhide these toolbars, please click here.
In order to customize the Price Ladder Toolbar you need to right-click on it, select Customize and the Price Ladder Toolbar Properties dialog will be shown.
You can also open this dialog if you go to the main menu, select Price Ladder and Customize Toolbar from the bottom of the menu. When your buttons are hidden (as described in the About the Toolbar section) you can also use the last Customize... item from the menu that appears when pressing the button.
The same dialog can be triggered by double-clicking the vertical lines from the beginning of the frame-specific toolbar (please take a look at the image on the right).
From the Price Ladder Toolbar Properties you can add, remove and reorder the displayed items on your Price Ladder Toolbar.
The Icon Size depends on the size of the buttons used for the main Application Toolbar. In order to read about how to change this size, please click here.
You can also change the icons' glow color by pressing the button and selecting the color of your choice.
By the Available Items' list right side (containing elements not shown on your toolbar) there are 4 buttons which enable you to:
add all items (to toolbar)
add selected item (first click once on it to select it)
remove selected item (first click once on it to select it)
remove all items
By the Displayed Items' list right side there are 4 buttons that you can use to move the selected item:
one position upper
one position lower