8.10 Adding Text and Drawing Objects

Annotations are a key component of a well-executed graph. Used judiciously, text and drawing objects add impact and clarity by focusing the viewer's attention on the essential elements of your graph. Origin provides a suite of general purpose annotation tools for adding text and drawing objects to graph, workbook and layout windows. These annotations can be simple static objects; or, with the addition of a bit of LabTalk script, they can be dynamic objects that -- when activated by some user-specified event -- perform a calculation, import data or update a graph.

Starting with version 2017, you can insert 2D text and drawing objects, plus tables, images, bubble scales, programmable button objects and OLE objects, into Origin's 3D openGL graphs.

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