Nodexl Graph Changes Do Not Save

Dec 28, 2015 at 6:38 PM
After manipulating the graph, I am unable to successfully save any changes made to it. The data in the sheets are saved, however the graph returns back to its original.

Also, I cannot update the formatting of the labels/vertices without the graph reverting back to the original.

Any thoughts on why I am unable to save these changes?
Dec 28, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

Usually, I just save the workbook to get the data and the network attributes to be stored.

What happens when you save, close, and reopen the workbook?

If you have placed your vertices in particular locations and you would like to "Lock" them in place, you can do so in two ways:
Select the vertices that should not move (click, ctrl+click or drag a box around the vertices of interest)
Right-click in the graph pane and select Edit Selected Vertex Attributes
Change the setting for "Locked" to "Yes"
Now your vertices will always stay in the same location (or will return to those locations when you refresh graph).

An alternative approach is to select the Layout "None" in the Graph Pane layout menu. This will ensure that no layout algorithm changes the location of the vertices.


Dec 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM
Changing the setting to Locked worked perfectly. Thanks for the quick reply, Marc!