8.4.4 System Templates

System templates are stored in the Origin software folder. By default, it is these templates that are called by the Plot menu commands and various graphing toolbar buttons. If you customize a system template and save the template with the same name to your User Files Folder (UFF) (you are not allowed to overwrite the system templates in your Origin software folder), the template becomes your new default template for this plot type. Your customized template then becomes the template associated with the Plot menu commands and graphing toolbar buttons.

Use the System Templates tool to view your system graph templates and plot your Origin worksheet or Excel workbook data to a system template.

To open the System Templates tool, make sure the active window is a workbook or matrix book and choose Plot: System Templates.

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  • This dialog lists only the system graph templates. To view and organize your custom graph templates, open the Graph Template Library.
  • If you highlight data in the worksheet or workbook before opening the dialog, and your data selection is appropriate for the template selected, clicking the Plot button will plot the selected data into the selected template.
  • If you do not highlight data before opening the dialog, or if your data selection is not appropriate for the template that you select, clicking the Plot button will open the Plot Setup dialog box, providing you with the opportunity to select your data.

Graphing Origin or Excel workbook data using a System Template

  1. Select your Origin worksheet or Excel workbook data.
  2. From the Origin menu, select Plot: System Templates.... It opens the System Templates dialog.
  3. Select a template Category in the left panel.
  4. Select the desired template under the category. The preview image shows in the right panel.
  5. Click the Plot button to plot the data into the selected template. The System Templates dialog box will be closed automatically.
    or
    Click the Plot Setup button to open the Plot Setup dialog. Select data and specify other settings in the Plot Details dialog to plot. The System Templates dialog box will be closed automatically.