Help! How do I pull Nodes to the front of my graph?

Aug 30, 2016 at 10:45 PM
Help! I'm writing a paper and it's due tomorrow night. I used NodeXL on my data set and I'm trying to create a visual which shows the top 20 tweeters in a conversation based on betweenness centrality. I designated the nodes by setting the vertex size and color. Then I grouped under group options, "The colors specified in the color column on the vertices worksheet." I have a graph but the important nodes are stuck behind all the other connecting lines. I tried to attache an image to this but it won't let me. I can email it to anyone who is willing to help me.

Anyways, my question is, how do I bring my top 20 betweenness centrality nodes to the front of the graph??
Aug 31, 2016 at 12:47 AM
Edited Aug 31, 2016 at 12:48 AM

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL!

NodeXL has a column in the Vertices Worksheet called Layout Order.

You can reveal this column using the NodeXL>Show/Hide>Workbook Columns>Layout

This attribute may also be set via the NodeXL>Visual Properties>Autofill Columns dialog:


Select the attribute you would like to use to determine the display or Layout order in this dialog using the Vertex Layout Order option.


Marked as answer by MarcSmith on 10/17/2016 at 8:18 AM