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Display Options for Self Managed Display

After you have chosen the variables/parameters you would like to display on the Self-Managed Display (Full Variable/Parameter Selection) form, click on the Go to Display option. This will bring up the Display Menu window. This window is important and useful for a number of reasons. An especially important function is Select Names/Full Set option and sub-option, allowing return to the previous screen for selection of more variables for display. Most users will use this screen for creating graphs or tables of their information. The information below helps you walk through those steps.

The following options are available to users from the Display Menu form:

Select Names:

Full Set (of Variables/Parameters): This Self-Managed Display option allows users to return to the Self-Managed Display main menu in order to select additional or alternative variables and parameters for display.



Display Format:

Set Title, Display Interval or Year: This option allows users to change the presentation of their data. Selecting this will open a window that allows users to change the year they would like to display (in the case of a pie chart, scattergram, or map, each of which can be displayed at any year of the forecast horizon), the data interval (for tables and bar charts), and graph titles or axis labels.

Currency: This feature allows users to access all currency valuations used in IFs.

Format Legend Labels: This option allows users to change graph labels.

Horizon: This Display feature allows users to alter the time horizon for which they would like to display.

Display/Run Horizon: This allows users to select the time horizon they would like to display.

Run File Horizon Choice (With Multiple File Use): When users are using multiple files, this option allows displays to be either of the shortest time horizon among the files being used or the longest time horizon.

Regional Displays: This feature allows users to display their data in map form, calculate the Gini Coefficient or display a Lorenz Curve (for a single variable like GDP across all countries/regions).