In case you're not familiar with the method of using the "Add Many" function for creating a new list or adding to an existing list, I will start with a brief over and then show you how to use the scan function to add stock names to that list. The "Add Many" function is handy because it allows you to add up to 500 symbols to a list at once, however the drawback is you don't get the company names like you would if entering them one at a time, you'll just see the term "Default Style".
Note this method applies to StockCharts members of the Extra level or higher.
Here's one of my lists on Yahoo which I use to monitor news and events. I like Yahoo because of the ability to customize your watch lists in almost any format you want, but their charting is nowhere near StockCharts.
So I'll pull up the list on "Rails" and select edit, which will bring up the portfolio editing screen. I can then select all the stock symbols in the portfolio and copy them.
Now open the "Create a New List" window on Stockcharts, input the list name "Rail" and hit "OK."
At the bottom of the new list, under the "Add Many" section, paste in the stock symbol list. If the list is from Yahoo or another source which does not use commas to separate the symbols you'll have to add them now. The commas don't have to be right after the symbol, anywhere between the symbols is fine.
Now we have our new list with stock symbols but we don't have the company names, just "Default Style." For me that’s fine, I can get by with just the symbols but some users prefer to also see the name. If you only need to add 1 or 2 names you could use the "edit info" button for each stock, this pulls up another window where you can add the name and comments.
Lets say there are too many to enter manually so lets use the scan method. Pull up an "Advanced Scan" window and remove all default criteria by deleting it. Then, select the ChartList from the "ChartLists" dropdown and click the "Insert" button. Then, click on the "Run Scan" button.
Now we see the scan output table, complete with the company names. Click on the dropdown for "Available Actions" and select "Replace and existing ChartList with these results."
Here is a "Summary" view of the ChartList with the chart descriptions.
One final note of caution, this system works best with a new list. If you have lists which contain charts with annotations, different time frames and different indicators on each chart, then be careful. It is very easy to overwrite your entire list with these new scan results and replace all the charts with new ones using your default chart style.
One more trick for the toolbox, happy scanning.