8.5.2.1.5 The Grids Tab


This tab provides controls for axis grids, including the grids style and position etc. For 2D graphs, you can separately customize the verical/horizontal direction; for 3D graphs, there are three direction (X, Y and Z) to be customized.

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Starting with Origin 2017, you can use the Layer list to switch between layers in a multi-layer graph.

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Major/Minor Grid Lines

Show

Select the Show check box to display major grids. Major grid lines are straight lines that emanate from major tick marks.

Color

Select the desired line color from the associated drop-down list.

Style

Select the desired line style from the associated drop-down list.

Thickness

Type or select the desired line thickness (in points) from the Thickness combination box.

Additional Lines

Opposite

Select the Opposite check box to display a straight line opposite the current axis.

Y =

Select the Y= (or X=) check box to enter a value in the box to add a straight line.

Note: For 2D Column/Bar graph, the check box Y=/X= is checked and set to 0 by default. You can enter other value in the edit box to make the column/bar start from this value.