Installation

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Installation of Cute Point and Figure indicator v1.3

IMPORTANT!!!
If you have already installed older version(v1.1 or v1.2) of Cute Point and Figure indicator on your MT4 and want to install new one(v1.3) – i strongly recommend you to replace all old files with new ones, including templates .tpl files.
More about this procedure in installation section below.

* This step will protect you from unexpected problems tied with version mismatch. You will not need older versions of indic, because newest version have all(old+new) features.

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What’s new in v1.3:
* Added ability to add fully customizable(width, period, color) moving averages
* Added mail alert when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Added ability to view each column’s reverse time
* CPU using optimization
* Additional 4 templates for boxes and X/O views

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7 Files included:
* Cute_PointAndFigure_v1.3.ex4
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes.tpl
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes_with_MA_view.tpl
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes_with_MA_and_ReverseTime_view.tpl
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO.tpl
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO_with_MA_view.tpl
* Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO_with_MA_and_ReverseTime_view.tpl

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Cute Point & Figure v1.3 indicator’s features:
* Very easy in use and understanding
* Customizable boxsize & stepsize
* Added ability to add and customize two moving averages
* Trend Lines plotting ability(manually)
* Alert signals when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Mail alert function on X/O column change
* Customizable user interface(colors, font sizes etc)
* Two views: “X/O” & “boxes”
* Date showing(with ability to on/off: year, month, day displaying)
* Column’s reverse time
* Fast grid painting algorithm
* Warning messages when selected time frame is too big(helps to avoid crash of MT4)
* Warning messages about incorrect moving averages inputs
* Ability to be attached to Forex, stocks, indices, metal charts
* Suitable for scalping and for longer period trading
* Really Cute and simple look of X/O chart
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Installation
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If this is the first time when you are installing Cute Point and Figure indicator then skip “IMPORTANT” chapter ant stop at [1] of installation step.

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!!! IMPORTANT !!!
*If you have already installed older version(v1.1 or v1.2) of Cute Point and Figure indicator on your MT4 and want to install new one(v1.3) – i strongly suggest you to replace all old files with new ones, including templates .tpl files.

For those who don’t know how to do that:

Find and delete all 5 previous version’s files placed at your MT4 indicators(e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\experts\indicators\) and templates(e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\templates\).

If it was v.1.1 then delete:

* Cute_PointAndFigure.ex4
* Cute_PnF_xo_view.tpl
* Cute_PnF_xo_paper.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_view.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_paper_view.tpl

If it was v.1.2 then find and delete:
* Cute_PointAndFigure.ex4
* Cute_PnF_xo_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_xo_paper_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_paper_view_v1.2.tpl

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— Fresh installation steps: —

[1] Firstly, check your MetaTrader 4 platform – is it based on 4(e.g. EUR/USD = 1.1234) or 5(e.g. EUR/USD = 1.12345) digits price.

*For 4 digits price platforms use: Cute_PnF_v1.3_for_4digits_MT4.zip
*For 5 digits price platforms use: Cute_PnF_v1.3_for_5digits_MT4.zip

*** Warning! Don’t run 4 digits price indicator on 5 digits MT4 and vice versa. This can take too much resources of your CPU, also can cause a crash of MT4.

[2] Turn off MetaTrader(if it’s running).

[3] Extract Cute_PnF_v1.3_for_4digits_MT4.zip or Cute_PnF_v1.3_for_5digits_MT4.zip file using ZIP or WINRAR to your desktop.

[4] Place the Cute_PointAndFigure_v1.3.ex4 file into the MT4 indicators folder. (e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\experts\indicators\)

[5] Then put the below files into the MT4 templates folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\templates\):

*Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes.tpl
*Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes_with_MA_view.tpl
*Cute_PnF_v1.3_boxes_with_MA_and_ReverseTime_view.tpl
*Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO.tpl
*Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO_with_MA_view.tpl
*Cute_PnF_v1.3_XO_with_MA_and_ReverseTime_view.tpl

[6] Now run MetaTrader

[7] Go to Tools>Options>Charts and in “Max bars in chart” type 15000 or 20000. This number means with how many bars Cute Pnf indicator will work. *Smaller the number = faster the indicator, but shorter PnF chart. And vice versa, bigger number = longer PnF chart, but takes more CPU resources.

[8] Restart MetaTrader.

[9] Now open a new chart and Select M1 timeframe(M1 timeframe is strongly recommended, because of charting accuracy and charting speed).

[10] Right click anywhere on the chart. Go to “Template” and choose any template which starts with the name “Cute_PnF…”

[11] If wry grid or even no grid appears on the chart, try to press M5 and then again M1(this will cause chart’s redraw).

[12] To setup correct chart displaying – left click on vertical scale line on the chart(right corner of chart) and drag down/up.

[13] Do the same like in step 8 for the timeline axis(bottom of chart).

[14] When you’ll get the desired result with the look of your P&F chart – right click enywhere on the chart >>> Properties(F8) >> under section “Common” check the box called “Scale fix” and press OK. Now you will be able to drag your P&F chart horizontally and vertically.

[15] That’s it! Now you have configured your MetaTrader to correctly display Point & Figure chart with the help of Cute Point and Figure indicator.

*If there still will be any problems with configuring and setuping indicator visit http://www.forexpnf.info , i’ve placed installation instruction video there. Also, if needed, send any words to: info@forexpnf.info or post a comment at http://www.forexpnf.info

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Plotting trendlines
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You can plot up to 4 trend lines which will not shift and not dissapear.

1. Plot one trend line(use standard MT4 trend plotting tool)
2. Go to it’s properties:
2.1. double click to select plotted trendline(or use object list)
2.2. then right click on it
2.3. choose “Trendline properties…”
2.4. find section “Name” and change it to: “trend1” (without “”), also all leters must be lower-case
2.5. set other options if needed(e.g: can uncheck ray feature) and press OK

That’s it, now your trendline called “trend1” will be attached to chart and will not disappear and shift.
If needed you can plot more trendlines(up to 4). For that – repeat all steps posted above, but at step 2.4 don’t forget to rename second trend line to “trend2”, third to “trend3”, fourth to “trend4”.

For better understanding – how to plot trendlines correctly – watch video instructions at homepage.

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Using moving averages
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ShowMA=true option will turn on drawing an moving averages on your PnF chart.
You can add up to 2 moving averages.
The MA’s period must be greater than 1, the best values i recommend: 13, 21, 55, 100.
If you don’t want to draw two of MA’s then type in same period number(for example MA1period=20 and MA2period=20).
You can also change MA’s width, period and color settings.

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Using mail alert
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This feature let you get messages about appearing new X’s or O’s columns each time they appear. The mail message will include: pair, time, price information. This is very useful feature if you run MT4+CutePnF on remote computer.

For use of mail alert feature you must configure your MT4 Email(Tools>Options>Email).
Fill the needed info: SMTP server, SMTP login/password, etc inputs.
* More info about how to configure your MT4 mail can be found at forexpnf.info or just google it.
You can test your MT4 Email configuration by clicking “Test” button there(Tools>Options>Email) and watching your Journals section for more info).
When you’ll be done, go to the Cute PnF v.1.3 properties.
MailAlertWhenNewColumnAppears=true will activate mail alert feature.

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Installation of – Cute Point and Figure indicator v1.2

* Pay attention at 2:55min of the video – this option saves your CPU speed. It is also strongly recommended for those, who use more than 1 chart with Cute Point and Figure indicator

Text instructions.

IMPORTANT!!!
*if you have already installed older version(v1.1) of Cute Point and Figure indicator on your MT4 and want to install new one(v1.2) – you must replace all old files with new ones, including templates .tpl files. More about that in installation section below.
This step will protect you from unexpected problems tied with version mismatch.

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What’s new in v1.2:
* Added TREND LINES drawing ability!!! – now, trend lines will not shift and will not disappear when plotted(up to 4 trend lines allowed)!!!
* Ability to attach: Fibonacci Retracement, Gann Fan, Gann Line, Gann Grid and all other object based on two coordinates(Fibonacci Time Zones, Arcs, Fans etc.).* Alert signals when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Added alert sound signal when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Added warning when selected time frame is too big(helps to avoid crash of MT4)
* Some corrections added to grid painting

known disadvantage:
plotted trend lines will be deleted every time when you’ll reinitialize indicator.
Reinitialization occurs when: setting new inputs, changing TF, closing MT4.
Sorry, at the moment there is no better way to plot trend lines. 😐

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Files included:
* Cute_PointAndFigure.ex4
* Cute_PnF_xo_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_xo_paper_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_view_v1.2.tpl
* Cute_PnF_boxes_paper_view_v1.2.tpl

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Cute Point & Figure indicator’s features:
* Very easy in use and understanding
* Customizable boxsize & stepsize
* Trend Lines plotting ability
* Ability to attach: Fibonacci Retracement, Gann Fan, Gann Line, Gann Grid and all other object based on two coordinates(Fibonacci Time Zones, Arcs, Fans etc.).* Alert signals when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Alert signals when new column of X’s or O’s appears
* Customizable user interface(colors, font sizes etc)
* Two views: X/O & boxes
* Date showing(with ability to on/off: year, month, day displaying)
* Fast grid painting algorithm
* Warning messages when selected time frame is too big(helps to avoid crash of MT4)
* Ability to be attached to Forex, stocks, indices, metal charts
* Suitable for scalping and for longer period trading
* Really Cute and simple look of X/O chart
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Installation
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IMPORTANT!!!
*if you have already installed older version(v1.1) of Cute Point and Figure indicator on your MT4 and want to install new one(v1.2) – replace all old files with new ones, including templates .tpl files.

For those who don’t understand how to do that:

Firstly, delete all 5 previous version’s files:
Cute_PointAndFigure.ex4
Cute_PnF_xo_view.tpl
Cute_PnF_xo_paper.tpl
Cute_PnF_boxes_view.tpl
Cute_PnF_boxes_paper_view.tpl
placed at your MT4 indicators(e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\experts\indicators\) and templates(e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\templates\). And follow all 13(posted below) indicator’s installation steps.

— Fresh installation steps: —

[1] Firstly, check your MetaTrader 4 platform – is it based on 4(e.g. EUR/USD = 1.1234) or 5(e.g. EUR/USD = 1.12345) digits price.

*For 4 digits price platforms use: Cute_PnF_indicator_v1.2_for_4_digits_MT4.zip
*For 5 digits price platforms use: Cute_PnF_indicator_v1.2_for_5_digits_MT4.zip

*if you’ve downloaded indicator with not suitable digits price for your platform, then go to http://www.forexpnf.info ‘downloads’ section and download suitable version of indicator.)

*** Warning! Don’t run 4 digits price indicator on 5 digits MT4 and vice versa. This can take too much resources of your CPU, also can cause a crash of MT4.

[2] Turn off MetaTrader.

[3] Extract Cute_PnF_indicator_v1.2_for_4_digits_MT4.zip or Cute_PnF_indicator_v1.2_for_5_digits_MT4.zip file using ZIP or WINRAR to the desktop.

[4] Place the Cute_PointAndFigure.ex4 file into the MT4 indicators folder. (e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\experts\indicators\)

[5] Then put the below files into the MT4 templates folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\RealTrader4\templates\):

Cute_PnF_xo_view_v1.2.tpl
Cute_PnF_xo_paper_view_v1.2.tpl
Cute_PnF_boxes_view_v1.2.tpl
Cute_PnF_boxes_paper_view_v1.2.tpl

[6] Now run MetaTrader and open a new chart.

[7] Select M1 timeframe(M1 timeframe is strongly recommended, because of charting accuracy and charting speed)

[8] Right click anywhere on the chart. Go to Template and choose any template which starts with the name Cute_PnF…

[9] If wry grid or even no grid appears on the chart, try to press M5 and then again M1.

[10] To setup correct chart displaying – left click on vertical scale line on the chart(right corner of chart) and drag down/up.

[11] Do the same like in step 8 for the timeline axis(bottom of chart).

[12] When you’ll get the desired result with the look of your P&F chart – right click enywhere on the chart >>> Properties(F8) >> under section “Common” check the box called “Scale fix” and press OK.
Now you will be able to drag your P&F chart horizontally and vertically.

[13] That’s it! Now you have configured your MetaTrader to correctly display Point & Figure chart with the help of Cute Point and Figure indicator.

*If there still will be any problems with configuring and setuping indicator – don’t be ungry, this is first release, so problems and bugs are conceivable. 🙂
Anyway, for help visit http://www.forexpnf.info , i’ve placed installation instruction video there. Also, if needed, send any words to: info@forexpnf.info or post a comment at http://www.forexpnf.info

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Plotting trend lines
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You can plot up to 4 trend lines which will not shift and not dissapear.

1. Plot one trend line(use standard MT4 trend plotting tool)
2. Go to it’s properties:
2.1. double click to select plotted trendline(or use object list)
2.2. then right click on it
2.3. choose “Trendline properties…”
2.4. find section “Name” and change it to: “trend1” (without “”), also all leters must be lower-case
2.5. set other options if needed(e.g: can uncheck ray feature) and press OK

That’s it, now your trendline called “trend1” will be attached to chart and will not disappear and shift.
If needed you can plot more trendlines(up to 4). For that – repeat all steps posted above, but at step 2.4 don’t forget to rename second trend line to “trend2”, third to “trend3”, fourth to “trend4”.

For better understanding – how to plot trendlines correctly – watch video instructions at homepage.

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HAPPY TRADING AND GOOD TECHNICAL ANALYSIS WITH POINT&FIGURE
(the best method which i found)!