Built-in templates: the proven way to master backtesting easily

Template is a complete set of one chart window's configuration, including indicators, painting tools and chart color scheme.

You can use templates to make your testing easier and more comfortable use. When all settings are put up, you can save your template. To save template please do the following:

1. Click on the Charts tab:

2. Select Chart Templates → Save Template, or click the right mouse button on the chart and select Chart Templates → Save Template:

3. Type the template's name and tick the necessary item, for instance, as it is shown below:

Save options:

- Save color scheme: saves the color scheme, both main and additional colors of the current chart.

- Save graphic instrument: saves all graphical tools.

- Save indicators: saves all chosen indicators.

→ it will save the colors of the chart, bars, grid, etc. (indicators will not be displayed on the chart - only color scheme will be saved);

→ it will save all indicators for all timeframes of the current window;

→ except color scheme, it will save all graphic instruments: lines, Fibonacci tools, Shapes, Channels, Text Labels, etc.

Please NOTE: you can uncheck and select the necessary item (as shown above), or just leave it by default:

If to apply the template to another currency, so it's better to exclude the option - Save graphic instruments - as they will be copied in a non-appropriate way:

If you need to use this template as default - you can check the Save template as default option, in that case the template will be appled to all new charts automatically.

To apply the template, please use the right mouse click on the chart → Templates → < Name of the template > or use the Chart Templates menu → < Name of the template > on the Charts tab :

Please NOTE: The chart is changed according to the Template, the timeframe shifts to the same one as was saved in your template. That means that the template saves a complete state of the chart including timeframes and indicators that can be applied to the selected timeframes only.

To rename or delete the templates:

1. Click the right mouse button on the chart.

2. Select Chart Templates → Edit Templates:

3. You will see the list of templates. Select the template you need from this list:

4. Click → Rename, make changes and confirm them:

To delete the template, click the Delete button and confirm the deletion of the template:

You can also check out your templates via the right-mouse click → Templates menu:

When clicking on Templates → default, the chart gains the default settings:

If you want to move your templates from one computer to another, for instance, go to Forex Tester folder (C:\ForexTester folder by default) → Select the Templates folder and copy all your templates to some additional folder on your computer in order to restore them when it's necessary.

Forex Tester program allows saving the charts, indicators and graphical instruments as a single file and then load this file again to restore all necessary configuration.

For example, you can add 4 charts in the program, add an indicators and graphical instruments onto these charts and then save them as a desktop on your local disk.

The desktop can be saved via Desktop → Save Desktopmenu on the Charts tab:

After this, you need to enter the name of a saved desktop and select the folder where the desktop will be saved.

The desktop file has a .dsk extension.

You can load a saved desktop via Desktop → Load Desktop menu on the Charts tab:

Please note that the desktop will be applied only to the currency pair it was initially saved for. If you save the desktop on a particular currency pair, and then select a new currency pair when creating the project - the desktop will not be applied. The program will warn you about it with the information message, which you can turn off by checking the box "Do not show this message next time".

By selecting Desktop → Restore Default Desktop you will load the default desktop. Please note that this will delete your chart so we recommend you to save graphics from your chart as a template via Chart Templates → Save Template menu on the Charts tab.