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Change chart type

On MetaTrader4 (MT4) / MetaTrader5 (MT5), you can choose from three chart types: bar chart, candlesticks, and line chart. When displaying multiple chart screens, you can switch the chart type for every chart.

Here we'll look at how to change the chart type on MT4/MT5. You can change it from the menu, toolbar, or chart properties. Additionally, in MT5, you can change it from the context menu by right-clicking on a chart.

Switch between MT4/MT5 tabs to check the steps for each.

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Step 1

Change the chart type from the menu

Click "Charts" in the menu and select a chart type.

Chart change 1 Chart change 1

Change the chart type from the toolbar

Select from "Bar chart", "Candlesticks", or "Line chart" in the toolbar.

Chart change 2 Chart change 2

Change the chart type from the chart properties

Right-click on a chart and select "Properties" on the context menu.

Right-click on a chart Right-click on a chart

Select a chart type on the "Common" tab of the properties.

Chart change 3 Chart change 3

Step 2

The charts will be changed to the selected chart type.

Bar chart

Bar chart displays the open, close, high, and low prices using a bar. There are 2 horizontal lines coming out of the single vertical line. The top and bottom of the vertical line indicate the high and low respectively. And the horizontal line on the left indicates the open, and the one on the right indicates the close price.

Chart change 4 Chart change 4

Candlesticks

Candlesticks show the open, close, high, and low prices in the form of a candlestick.

Chart change 5 Chart change 5

Line chart

Line chart only plots close price. Open, high, and low prices are not shown.

Chart change 6 Chart change 6

Step 1

Change the chart type from the menu

Click "Charts" in the menu and select a chart type.

Choose and change chart type Choose and change chart type

Change the chart type from the toolbar

Select from "Bar chart", "Candlesticks", or "Line chart" in the toolbar.

Change chart type from the toolbar Change chart type from the toolbar

Step 2

The charts will be changed to the selected chart type.

Bar chart

Bar chart displays the open, close, high, and low prices using a bar. There are 2 horizontal lines coming out of the single vertical line. The top and bottom of the vertical line indicates the high and low respectively. And the horizontal line on the left indicates the open, and the one on the right indicates the close price.

Bar chart Bar chart

Candlesticks

Candlesticks show the open, close, high, and low prices in the form of a candlestick.

Candlesticks Candlesticks

Line chart

Line chart only plots close price. Open, high, and low prices are not shown.

Line chart Line chart

Date

Created

 : 2022.07.14

Update

Last updated

 : 2022.09.26

Writer

Takayoshi Nakamaru

Manual production consultant, MBA

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Takayoshi Nakamaru

Nakamaru is a manual production consultant at FINTECS, a company that specializes in creating manuals for their clients.
With a wide range of experience from fintech to entertainment, he presents what user-friendly manuals should be like.
He works with numerous large corporations as an external manual production project manager.

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Supervisor

Akira Takagi

Systems engineer, MetaTrader administrator

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Akira Takagi

After graduating from Computer Science at the Uninove, Brazil, in 2014, he has worked on various systems development projects.
He participated as a developer in the launch of forex services in 2019. Since then, he has also been involved in the development of MetaTrader plugins and APIs. He is certified by MetaQuotes as a MetaTrader5 Administrator and active in consulting and advisory as well.

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