Move vertices around in graph

May 2, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Hi, I'm new to NodeXL and have a question.
I made a graph, but it doesn't quite look like I want - the vertices are just randomly distributed around the graph instead of being placed in a logical location. I want it to look more like this:
So a few vertices in the middle, with other vertices displayed around them.
I'm willing to do this by hand, since I only have about 150 vertices, but I can't find a way to move the location of vertices in the graph. I thought there was a way to select certain vertices, and move them manually, but if there is I haven't found out how.
May 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM
Have you tried a different layout algorithm? See if this makes a difference:

1) In the ribbon, set NodeXL, Graph, Layout to Fruchterman-Reingold.

2) Click the Show Graph (or Refresh Graph) button.

3) If that isn't quite right, click the Lay Out Again button one or more times. It's at the top of the graph pane, although it might be hidden behind a double-right-arrow button if the graph pane is small.

If you want to manually rearrange the vertices, you can select a set of them and drag them.

There are many options for laying out, selecting, and moving vertices. For more information, go to NodeXL, Help, Help in the ribbon and see the "Changing How the Graph is Laid Out" topic.

-- Tony