1.66 FAQ-191 How to customize a single data point in the scatter plot?

Last Update: 2/20/2020

You can modify the display properties of a single data point, even if it is part of a data plot group. This point-by-point control is only available for common plot types such as line, symbol, line+symbol and column/bar.

To modify the display of a single data point,
  • CTRL + click on the data point. Use the Mini Toolbar, or Style and Format toolbar buttons, to customize the point. Mini Toolbar provides more perperties customization, including adding lable for a single point, and modifying error bar appearance.
  • CTRL + double-click on the data point. This opens the Plot Details dialog box for you to modify all properties of this particular point.
  • CTRL + click on the data point. Then right-click and select Edit Point from the short-cut menu. This opens the Plot Details dialog for this particular point.

The following graphic demonstrates editing point properties using Plot Details:

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To remove an existing special point,

Open Plot Details dialog. Right-click on the data point at the left panel, and select Remove from the context menu.

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Beginning with Origin 2018, you can automatically add special points to the graph legend by Ctrl+L hotkey or right-clicking on the legend and choosing Legend: Reconstruct Legend.


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