Save all your work in one convenient file.
The Origin Project (OPJ) file can contain one or more child windows,
as well as analysis results and attached
files. This includes workbooks, graph windows, matrix books, layout and notes
windows, as well as analysis results reported to the Results Log.
Origin's ability to store so many windows and files in one file
make the Origin OPJ an effective method for creating and delivering
custom graphing and analysis projects.
In addition, the OPJ offers the following benefits:
- Pick up where you left off: Since all of your work -
data, graphs, analysis results, notes, and more - can be saved
to the OPJ at any time, you can close the OPJ, then re-open it
at a later time and continue your work right where you left off.
- Share your work with colleagues: With all your data,
graphs, analysis results, and notes stored in the OPJ, the file
becomes a highly portable format that you can easily share with
your colleagues. In addition, the ability to attach files to the
OPJ allows you to share any scripts and documentation you used
while performing your graphing and analysis work, making it easy
for your colleagues to review and test your work or take over
where you left off.
Origin's OPJ can contain any number of child windows, including
worksheets, graphs, and notes windows.
Organize your work
Windows stored in an OPJ can be organized by window
type, experiment, or whatever hierarchical structure you desire using a Windows-style,
folder-based interface called Project
Organize the data, graphs, notes and results in your OPJ with
In addition, you can expand or restrict the number
of child windows that are displayed in the Origin workspace by changing
the viewing mode. Selections include viewing the windows in the
'active folder', viewing the windows in the 'active folder and subfolders',
or viewing 'none'.
Launching Origin with Origin.OPJ
Origin includes the option to open the default workspace with "Origin.OPJ"
loaded. This feature allows you to set up a project template for
processing your data much more quickly. For instance, you could
create a simple project template that makes it easier to perform
repetitive graphing operations. Or, you could set up an Analysis Template™.
Including an OPJ in an OPX
Applications created for Origin, such as those found in the OriginLab
File Exchange, can be packed into an Origin Pack (OPX, formerly OPK) file
and shared with other users. The OPX is designed to automatically
install its contents when dragged and dropped onto the Origin workspace.
If an application you have written utilizes an OPJ, that OPJ can
be included in the OPX file, too. A simple dialog is provided to
manage, pack, and unpack OPX files.
Pack applications to share with your colleagues using
the Origin Pack tool. Include OPJ files in your OPX, such
as a sample file so others can test your tool.
Basic OPJ Operations
Of course, Origin's OPJ supports all the basic operations one would
expect. This includes the ability to open, close, save, and back
up an OPJ. You can also append one OPJ to another or save a portion
of an OPJ to a separate OPJ file.
Furthermore, individual child windows can be saved separately to
the following file types:
- OGG - Origin Graph
- OGW - Origin Worksheet
- OGM - Origin Matrix
- TXT - Notes
These can then be opened in any OPJ. To continue learning about
Origin's ease-of-use features, click here.