How to draw short horizontal line in MT cover

How to draw a short horizontal line on MT4. One minute answer and tutorial.

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Are you wondering how to draw a short horizontal line in MT4? Do your trendlines stretch indefinitely and you can’t use them?

In this short tutorial, we will explain step by step how to draw a short horizontal line in your chart.


To draw a short horizontal line, you will need to use the “draw trendline” button instead of the “draw horizontal line” button. Insert the new trendline in the graph near the desired point.
Double click on the trendline and then with the right button, select “Trendline Properties”.
In the “parameters” table you have to enter the same value in both cells and deselect “Ray”


Below we show you with pictures on how to draw a short horizontal line.

Tutorial: How to draw a short horizontal line on MT4

In this EurUsd chart, you have inserted a horizontal line to identify a double top at level 1.1341.

long horizontal trendline

Would you like to insert a short horizontal trend line like this?

How to draw a short horizontal line on MT4
How to draw a short horizontal line on MT4

Select “Draw TrendLine” instead of “draw Horizontal Line”

mt button to draw trendline

Select this function and draw a trendline near the desired point. It doesn’t matter if you’re precise because we will change the value later

long trendline


Double click on the trendline just drawn. You should see two squares of the same color appear

mt trendline selected


Right-click on the trendline and choose “Trendline Properties”.

right click to select the trendline properties

Final step. At this point, you will have to change the values of the “parameters” tab
In the two “values” you will have to enter the same value, in our case 1.1341.
You will finally need to deselect “ray” and you’re done.

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