1.45 FAQ-163 How do I share my custom graph settings with my colleague?

Last Update: 1/4/2019

You can share either your graph templates (*.OTP file) or your themes (*.OTH file) with your colleague.

To save your graph settings as a template, go to File: Save Template As...MyGraphTemplate.OTP. This can be saved to your User Files Folder, and then sent to your colleague. If you opted to save a preview image when you saved your graph template, you may want to send that file as well (it will have the same file name as the template and will have a file type of EMF or BMP). Your colleague will then:

  1. Place your file(s) into his or her User Files Folder.
  2. Click Plot: User Templates: Template Library or click the Template Library button Button Template Library.png on the 2D Graphs toolbar (workbook or matrix must be active).
  3. Click the Add Template button on the Template Library toolbar, browse to the template file and add the template.


To save your graph settings as a theme, right-click on your graph and choose Save Format as Theme... . Give it a name i.e., MyGraphTheme. This will be saved in the Themes subfolder of your User Files Folder as MyGraphTheme.OTH, and can be sent to your colleague. Your colleague can then drag-and-drop this file onto Origin. It will then be available to them from the Theme Organizer (Preferences: Theme Organizer).


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