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Getting to know the user interface

Your First Minutes in Quadrigram: User Interface

Quadrigram is a powerful drag and drop tool for visualizing data without the need for code. Here we will explore the basic layout features of Quadrigram to help you become familiarize with what this tool has to offer. Let’s get started!

When you open Quadrigram you should notice overall layout broken down in the following order:

Left Hand Side

Left-hand side of the menu bar is for user profile and for managing projects. The drop-down menu for the project allows you to create new projects, open, save, rename, and share your projects. The green icon on the right hand menu automatically saves your project every time you edit, so you make sure that nothing is lost in your project.

Right Hand Side

Right-hand side of the menu shows a help section with drop-down menu that includes the help panel. Other items in the drop-down menu include tutorials, questions, and other issues related to Quadrigram. Here you can publish your project and select the appropriate format for publication as well as preview option.


Tool bar has five areas each with drop-down menu.

  1. Charts: drop-down menu indicates the chart types available for your editor. Click and the selected chart will appear.
  2. Text: add styles to project by including text, selecting the appropriate type indicated in the styles panel.
  3. Shapes: shapes serve as visualizers for project, choose from rectangular or separator line.
  4. Media: add complementary visuals to project through image, iframe, or video
  5. Controls: interactive tool options for your project.
  6. Layout Settings: layout settings provide options for modifying page layout, pages, and tooltip.

Data Station

Data station is broken down into blocks. There are three different types of blocks in the data station and can be identified by their color code: files (orange), formulas (red), outputs (green)

  1. Files: files are where you upload your datasets and contain general information in your spreadsheet or dataset.
  2. Formulas: here you can create new formulas and decide what information from your dataset you want to include. You can save your formula and use it later.
  3. Outputs: are for combining different charts with your formula/file and adding different elements of interactivity to your charts.


Pages is where you work on your document. You can create new pages from right hand menu and modify the layout, including the document size and color, in the layout settings in the toolbar.