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FAQ-111 How to set equal axis length?
FAQ-112 How do I add a second nonlinear x or y axis to my graph layer?
FAQ-113 What customization options are available for graph axis titles?
FAQ-114 How do I display the top and right axes in a graph?
FAQ-115 How do I change the position of the X and Y axes?
FAQ-116 How do I add or hide tick marks at specific values on axis?
FAQ-117 How to change the axis order of ternary, clockwise or counterclockwise?
FAQ-118 How do I add two axis breaks in one graph?
FAQ-119 How to draw gridlines on top of data, or prevent fill area covering the ticks?
FAQ-121 What can I do if my tick labels are too long and overlapping?
FAQ-122 How do I format the axis tick labels?
FAQ-123 How do I display my axis label as percentage or fraction or latitude-longitude degree?
FAQ-124 How to change the order of tick labels of categorical graph?
FAQ-125 Can I set tick labels as 0 to 100 for my ternary plot?
FAQ-126 How to make sure the tick labels are integers when I change major tick number?
FAQ-128 Can I use external color palette files to apply color to my plots?
FAQ-129 Why does transparent color setting fail to work in my contour plot?
FAQ-130 How do I define custom colors?
FAQ-1076 What happened to 5 rows of color variations in Color Chooser?
FAQ-132 How to add label to 3D surface plot?
FAQ-133 How do I label the data points in my graph with the x, y values?
FAQ-134 How do I show the data values on my bar or column graph?
FAQ-136 How do I add and customize tables in a graph?
FAQ-137 How do I add logo to all my graphs?
FAQ-139 Can I merge multiple graph windows into one?
FAQ-140 What is a graph layer and how many layers can I have in a graph page?
FAQ-141 How do I add and arrange layers to a graph page?
FAQ-142 How do I manually move and arrange layers?
FAQ-144 What are the different ways by which I can add data plots to an existing graph?
FAQ-145 How do I change the order of data plotted in a graph layer?
FAQ-146 How can I filter dataset based on custom conditions in Layer Contents?
FAQ-148 How Do I Insert Special Characters into Text Labels?
FAQ-149 How do I insert superscripts, subscripts and Greek symbols into plot legends and axis titles, from worksheet headers?
FAQ-150 How do I change the relative size or offset of subscripts and superscripts?
FAQ-151 How do I add the Origin Project Path to a text label?
FAQ-152 How to keep the font size from changing when the graph is resized?
FAQ-153 How do I customize the legend?
FAQ-154 How do I customize the default axis titles and Legend?
FAQ-155 How do I combine multiple legends into one?
FAQ-156 How does the legend change when adding/removing plots?
FAQ-157 How do I add a date time stamp to my graph?
FAQ-158 How do I hide legends of the hidden plots?
FAQ-159 How can I add a prime or double prime symbol in text labels?
FAQ-161 What is a graph template and what is a graph theme?
FAQ-162 What is the System Theme and how does it affect my graphs?
FAQ-163 How do I share my custom graph settings with my colleague?
FAQ-164 Is there an easy way to copy graph properties from one graph to another?
FAQ-165 How to quickly customize graphs using Theme Organizer?
FAQ-166 How to customize all the plots in scatter matrix at one time?
FAQ-167 Can I save my formatting for merged graph windows?
FAQ-170 How to plot 3D surface directly from XYZ?
FAQ-171 How to plot function plots
FAQ-172 How to clip a 3D graph?
FAQ-173 How to publish a 3D OpenGL graph with equation(s)?
FAQ-174 How to move the axis plane manually in a 3D graph?
FAQ-175 How to plot a 3D ternary scatter graph?
FAQ-178 How do I make negative values in a column graph to plot downwards from zero?
FAQ-179 How do I change the colors of my 2D/3D bar or column plot?
FAQ-180 How do I change the individual width of the columns/bars in the graph?
FAQ-181 How do I create a grouped bar plot from indexed data?
FAQ-182 How do I create a cumulative histogram plot?
FAQ-184 How can I plot 4-dimensional (4D) data in Origin
FAQ-185 How do I create a contour and surface graph from my XYZ data?
FAQ-186 How can I move the labels in contour plot?
FAQ-187 How can I create a heatmap?
FAQ-189 How do I display my line plot without gaps when I have missing data?
FAQ-191 How to customize a single data point in the scatter plot?
FAQ-192 How to fill the area between two line curves?
FAQ-194 How do I create a double Y axis graph?
FAQ-196 How can I rotate a box chart
FAQ-198 How to display negative radius points in a polar plot
FAQ-199 How to plot a polar graph from x and y coordinates?
FAQ-201 Is there a way to zoom in to a ternary graph?
FAQ-203 How do I set custom offsets for the curves in my waterfall plot?
FAQ-204 How to reverse the order of curves in a waterfall plot?
FAQ-205 What is the difference between 2D and 3D waterfall plot?
FAQ-207 How does an X column of text values get plotted?
FAQ-208 Is it possible to automatically assign plotting designations in Plot Setup?
FAQ-209 How do I plot multiple columns from different worksheets?
FAQ-210 What is grouping and how does it affect operations on my graph?
FAQ-211 How do I create a function of two variables?
FAQ-212 Inserting Origin Data Plot Symbols in Other Applications
FAQ-213 How to use the custom colors defined in old Origin version?
FAQ-214 How to change the plot type?
FAQ-215 How can I reset scale to show all plots after data update?
FAQ-217 How can I change the graph size to be country dependent when printing?
FAQ-218 Can I paste an external image into a graph page?
FAQ-441 How do I export graphs with exact size and resolution as specified by publishers?
FAQ-442 How do I control the size of the graph I copy from Origin and paste into Microsoft Office
FAQ-443 Why is the text distorted in my exported graph or copy page and paste to Word, PowerPoint?
FAQ-444 What is Speed Mode and how does that affect my graph and my graph export?
FAQ-445 How do I set up and print a large graph page on multiple sheets?
FAQ-446 What options exist for pasting graphs in other applications?
FAQ-447 How to export 3D OpenGL graphs in good quality but smaller file size?
FAQ-449 Known issues of copy-paste an Origin graph to Corel Draw
FAQ-452 Why does the font size in Origin graph not match the same font text created in Word?
FAQ-488 How to get the polygon area within a contour line?
FAQ-491 How to customize the label added by the annotation tool?
FAQ-602 How do I control the settings of Speed Mode in Origin for plotting, printing and file export?
FAQ-617 What to do if the color printer only prints black?
FAQ-620 How do I shut off speed mode for all my graphs?
FAQ-621 How can I put a straight line to a graph at specified X or Y value?
FAQ-622 How can I create a double Y column plot, so that the two column series have Y-axis of their own?
FAQ-624 How to add fill color under selected range of a curve?
FAQ-637 How do I display grid lines in my contour graph?
FAQ-638 How to create an inset graph?
FAQ-649 When I export my graphs from Origin, the exported image looks different than what I see on screen. Why is that?
FAQ-650 How to change the size of a graph layer?
FAQ-651 How do I merge two graphs that reside in separate Origin projects onto one graph window?
FAQ-652 How to check if my data plots are grouped, if not how to group them?
FAQ-657 Why can't I turn off the speed mode setting in my contour plot?
FAQ-659 Is there a way to create tick marks and labels at user specified locations only on my axes?
FAQ-663 How to specify the graph size by using LabTalk Script?
FAQ-664 My dashed lines appear incorrectly or not at all in Page view, Print Preview, or my printout. What do I do?
FAQ-668 Is it possible to plot 2 significantly different sets of Y values on the same X scale where each each Y data set has its own Y axis?
FAQ-669 How to plot 2D and 3D error bars?
FAQ-672 After I plot a spline curve, how can I access the spline data?
FAQ-677 How do I plot using my own graph template with LabTalk script?
FAQ-679 How do I plot a 3D curve when values are in spherical coordinates?
FAQ-681 How to import a image graph into Origin?
FAQ-683 How do I rescale only the X or Y axis of a graph?
FAQ-697 How can I paste graph into PowerPoint with the certain size?
FAQ-700 How can I turn off Actively Update Plot?
FAQ-702 How can I create a graph that contains multiple 3D XYZ Scatter plots in the same layer?
FAQ-703 How do I make a Windrose plot in Origin?
FAQ-706 Some of my graphs do not export correctly when using the EPS file format. Are there any work arounds?
FAQ-713 How can I set same font size for labels in different Layers?
FAQ-714 How can I group layers?
FAQ-715 What are the unsupported graph types when open Excel workbook in Origin to plot?
FAQ-717 How do I use LabTalk to make P-P or Q-Q Statistical Plots?
FAQ-718 How to Plot Multiple Blocks of Data from Same Column as Separate Data Plots?
FAQ-719 How to adjust line space betwen lines in the Legend?
FAQ-720 When I change the Axis Scale Type of the stacked plots from Linear to Log10, the plots seem weird. How do I fix it?
FAQ-726 How to make the legend text color follow the legend symbol color?
FAQ-730 How to add border line for data label?
FAQ-732 How to align Y axis at certain value for a multi-Y graph?
FAQ-742 How to add the Mean line to my curve?
FAQ-745 How to insert a similar layer between two layers in a stacked graph?
FAQ-749 How do I plot 3D Waterfall with LabTalk?
FAQ-753 How to interactively show or hide plots on a graph?
FAQ-754 How to clone a graph with same data structure from an existing graph?
FAQ-755 How to set global unit display format for axis title?
FAQ-757 How to show color scale as separated color ranges?
FAQ-758 How to generate grid directly from XYZ contour plot?
FAQ-759 How to create histogram with relative frequency?
FAQ-763 How to reduce unevenly spaced XYZ data?
FAQ-764 How to create a loosely separated 3D wire frame if your data points are dense?
FAQ-771 How to color data points in different regions with different colors?
FAQ-772 How do I create 3D Waterfall with line and scatter?
FAQ-773 How to plot the bounds of 90% confidence intervals in probability or Q-Q plot?
FAQ-776 How to edit annotations belong to same plot or plots in same group?
FAQ-779 How to create a 2D nested function plot?
FAQ-795 How do I export graphs as EPS or PDF file with editable text?
FAQ-801 How do I create an Arrhenius plot?
FAQ-803 When I print a graph with overlapped layers, the layer are not aligned correctly. How can I solve it?
FAQ-804 How to troubleshoot exporting PDF problems
FAQ-807 How can I customize line segments in a Line Series plot?
FAQ-813 How to show X Error option in Plot Setup dialog?
FAQ-814 When I create a PDF from MS Word, the data extend beyond the axes of my Origin graph.
FAQ-816 How do I insert graphs as new slides in my currently opened PowerPoint presentation?
FAQ-817 How do I add drop lines to a 2D line plot?
FAQ-818 Why are dashed lines not working in my line + symbol plot?
FAQ-821 How can I replace/insert a layer in a stacked graph?
FAQ-822 Why do my contour and surface plots from XYZ data look different in version 2016 and higher?
FAQ-824 When I rescale my graph axis, text labels and drawn objects display outside the graph layer
FAQ-825 Can I send layout to PowerPoint?
FAQ-828 How do I export graph as AI?
FAQ-829 How can I right-align legend text or arrange the graph legend horizontally?
FAQ-830 How to white out a layer?
FAQ-832 How to change the specific color in the 3D color map surface?
FAQ-833 How to plot with virtual matrix?
FAQ-836 How do I export graphs to windows sub-folders with the same folder structure as in Origin's Project Explorer?
FAQ-838 How to transpose a virtual matrix?
FAQ-840 How to add recession bars on a 2D graph?
FAQ-841 How to show trailing zeros in axis tick labels, such as 1.0 for 1?
FAQ-843 Can I save F(x)= label row formulas with an OGG file or graph that I paste to MS Word?
FAQ-846 How to avoid drawing small error bars inside open plot symbols?
FAQ-856 Why Origin fails to insert equation to graph?
FAQ-860 How to create a multi-panel graph by group?
FAQ-861 Why are my graphs cut off, shrunken, or have extra white space when copy-pasted to Word or PowerPoint or are exported as EMFs, PDFs, or EPSs?
FAQ-866 How do I use Master page in the 3D graph?
FAQ-868 How do I remove the line border or red rectangle from the legend?
FAQ-869 Why do lines in my graph export look jagged?
FAQ-874 How to color regions in a line plot?
FAQ-876 How do I reduce the white space around my graph when exporting?
FAQ-879 How to start the leader line from the center of symbol?
FAQ-881 How to add an Arrow at the Begin/End of the axis?
FAQ-882 How to distribute graph objects evenly?
FAQ-885 What should I do if I stuck in the zooming-and-panning mode?
FAQ-889 How to add asymmetric error bars for your 2D or 3D plot?
FAQ-890 How to add a "missing" contour label at a specific location
FAQ-892 How to plot evenly spaced column/bar for unevenly spaced numeric X?
FAQ-893 I see an "Out of Memory" error message when I copy page to PowerPoint? What is wrong?
FAQ-896 How to rescale the colormap if the data in the worksheet changes?
FAQ-911 How to keep the graph legends position/size when export graph as vector formats (PDF, EPS, EMF)
FAQ-914 Why can not reopen Origin by double clicking the graph copied to other software?
FAQ-918 What are OpenGL 3D graphs requirements and limitations?
FAQ-921 How to show plots smoother?
FAQ-925 Why the contour line labels disappear from my contour plot?
FAQ-928 Why special characters in 2017 becomes gibberish in Japanese/Chinese Origin 2018 or Latter Versions?
FAQ-929 How to arrange legend entries into multiple columns?
FAQ-934 Why is there a character "C" on my graph?
FAQ-943 Is there a way to make simultaneous edits to all panels in a multi-panel graph?
FAQ-944 Why are there some characters I can't remove, such as Legend, XB, XT, YL, YR?
FAQ-946 How to show the frame for the 2D graph layer?
FAQ-947 How to add trendline or smoothed line for a 2D scatter plot?
FAQ-949 How to bring my 3D graph back to the original angle of view?
FAQ-950 How to put multiple 3D graphs into a window?
FAQ-951 How to move plots across layers?
FAQ-952 How to keep line trend around the axis break?
FAQ-953 Why the position of the text object has changed after changing the layer size?
FAQ-945 How to extract panels into individual graphs?
FAQ-954 How to put the source data and the graph together in one window?
FAQ-956 Why my graphs in WPS can not be opened by double-clicking?
FAQ-957 How to break the connect line between two adjacent data points of Line + Symbol graph?
FAQ-958 How to reduce the data points of the plot regularly?
FAQ-959 How to make X axis have two different groups of tick labels?
FAQ-960 How to caculate the area under the curve in a 2D ternary graph?
FAQ-963 How to set the axis ticks to show unevenly spaced?
FAQ-966 How to prevent the axis rescaling for 2D graphs?
FAQ-967 How to change system color lists?
FAQ-971 How to display 24:00 as 00:00 in tick label?
FAQ-972 Can I modify the tooltips that appear when I hover on data plots in my graph?
FAQ-984 Why can't I select graph objects by mouse clicking?
FAQ-985 Why does the export quality of graph with small size fail to be as good as the one of large size?
FAQ-986 How to remove line between two points on a Line+Symbol plot?
FAQ-991 How to add equations and special characters in Graph?
FAQ-992 How can I add a Unicode "real" minus sign to my axis tick labels?
FAQ-994 How to order column or bars in column or bar plot?
FAQ-996 How to connect data points within groups?
FAQ-997 How to change the shape of axis break?
FAQ-999 How to turn off the Common Display controls?
FAQ-1001 Origin Graphs copied to Excel do not update when changes are made in Origin
FAQ-1005 Why the exported graph size is much smaller than the page size set in Origin?
FAQ-1006 Why is it that data points, error bars and text labels lying on the layer frame are not clipped?
FAQ-1007 How do I label data points in a plot with text or numeric values from other columns?
FAQ-1010 How to create an implicit function plot?
FAQ-1015 How to customize Heatmap?
FAQ-1016 How do I do if the font size in the exported graph becomes small?
FAQ-1017 How to recover the deleted labels for a pie chart?
FAQ-1018 How to fix the font size for a Word object inserted into a graph?
FAQ-1019 How to customize the font color for the labels of a Pie/Doughnut chart?
FAQ-1021 How do I make a scatter plot and apply a heat map look based on density of the points?
FAQ-1026 How to create a zoom plot for 2D graph?
FAQ-1032 Density Scatter Plot Validation
FAQ-1033 The end of my line is round. How can I make it to be square?
FAQ-1035 Why there is additional line on my column graph? How can I turn it off?
FAQ-1038 How can I make an "L-shaped" leader line for my data labels?
FAQ-1039 How to plot 3D Bars side by side?
FAQ-1040 How to wrap legend text into multiple lines?
FAQ-1041 Why does the embedded graphs fail to show in my Word file?
FAQ-1044 Can I specify an anchor point which the middle color is mapped to and ticks must pass through?
FAQ-1045 How to quickly browse graph acrossing datasets?
FAQ-1046 How to add connect line for 2D and 3D XYY bars?
FAQ-1047 How to show and customize data points in a box chart?
FAQ-1049 How to plot Stacked Column graph with actual X value position?
FAQ-1051 How to add a boundary to a contour plot?
FAQ-1056 How to customize data label following the display format of axis tick label?
FAQ-1058 My tick labels are chopped by table border. How can I fix it?
FAQ-1060 How to make my Column/Bar plot start from axis?
FAQ-1061 How to add break marker at the break region on the plot?
FAQ-1062 How to make statistical bar start from bottom axis?
FAQ-1063 How to change my slideshow order in OriginPro?
FAQ-1065 How to label each line plot with a legend-type entry?
FAQ-1068 How to insert a graph background image and link to layer scales?
FAQ-1072 How to show minor tick labels and major tick labels in different font size?
FAQ-1073 How do I add axis tick label Divide by Factor to axis titles ?
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