1.260 FAQ-1060 How to make my Column/Bar plot start from axis?

Last Update: 7/9/2020

From Origin 2020b, column/bar chart grows up from additional line, no matter the line shows or not. The additional line is set to Y = 0 by default. If you choose not to show the line, column/bar chart will still use Y = 0 as baseline and grow up from it. This is different from the previous versions, in which columns/bars always start from X/Y axis.

Column plot start from axis v20b.png Column plot start from axis v20.png


To plot columns/bar starting from axis like the previous versions,

  1. Set system variable @CBB = 0 by Preference: System Variables....
  2. Double click on the Y axis to open the Axis dialog. Activate Grid tab. Uncheck "Y=" under Additional Lines.
    Column plot start from axis dialog.png

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