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8.3.3 Panning on the Graph Page and inside Layer

Panning is very useful on graph page and inside layer especially when you have zoomed in/out on a graph and want to move the graph to view different portions. In Origin/OriginPro, panning mode should be able to be in use together with other tools, such as Data Reader.

Panning on the Graph Page

Click the Zoom-Paning Tool button Button Panning.png to enable panning, then press the left button of mouse to drag the graph to the interesting portion.

Note: Panning tool will only move the graph page, has nothing to do with the axis scale.

Panning inside the Graph Layer

Use the Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png or hold down the X character key to enable panning inside the active layer, then press the left button of mouse to move to the interesting range of the layer. The arrow key can also be used with the X key to perform the same action.

Pan horizontally
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + press X key + Mouse Wheel
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + press X key + +/- key
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + Right/ Left Arrow key
  • Hold down X key + Mouse Wheel/ Mouse-drag
  • Hold down X key + +/- key
  • Hold down X key + Right/ Left Arrow key
Pan vertically
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + press X key + hold down Shift key + Mouse Wheel
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + press X key + hold down Shift key + +/- key
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + Up/ Down Arrow key
  • Hold down X key and Shift key + Mouse Wheel/ Mouse-drag
  • Hold down X key and Shift key + +/- key
  • Hold down X key + Up/ Down Arrow key
Pan both directions
  • Rescale Tool button Button Rescale Tool.png + Mouse-drag
Note: Rescale Tool button can also auto rescale the axis range.

Toggle Panning Mode

When the panning tool is active, pressing the Space button can toggle panning mode, and the cursor shape will also be changed.

Three panning modes:

  1. Default pan method: Panning Mode 01.png
  2. Pan with major tick increment: Panning Mode 02.png
  3. Pan with minor tick increment: Panning Mode 03.png
Note: Pan with major/ minor tick increment is only supported when using the arrow keys to pan.
 

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