6.8.5 Multiple Axis Plot


Contents

Summary

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a 4-Y plot and add recession bars.

Multiple axis plot final.png


Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 2015 SR0

Steps

  1. Create a new workbook, click the Import Single ASCII button Import Single ASCII.png and import the multi_axis_plot.txt file under <Origin EXE Folder>\Samples\Graphing path.
  2. Place the mouse cursor near the top left corner of the worksheet. When the cursor changes to a down-right arrow, left-click to select the whole worksheet.
    Multiple axis plot 0.png
  3. Right-click and select Set as: XY XY from the short-cut menu to set proper plotting designations for the worksheet columns.
    Multiple axis plot 1.png
  4. Highlight all the columns. From the main menu, select Plot: Multi-Y: 4Ys YY-YY to create a plot as shown below:
    Multiple axis plot 2.png
  5. Double-click on the graph to open the Plot Details dialog shown below. In the left panel, select the second plot in Layer 1 and set the Plot Type option at the bottom of the dialog as Line. In the right panel Line tab, choose the settings shown below and Apply.
    Multiple axis plot 3.png
  6. Select the Pattern tab. Set the dialog options as shown below and click OK.
    Multiple axis plot 4.png
  7. Ensure Layer 1 is selected in the top left corner of the graph and double-click on the bottom X axis to open the Axis dialog for Layer 1. On the Scale tab, change the dialog options as shown below and Apply.
    Multiple axis plot 5.png
  8. Go to Tick Labels tab, change the dialog options as shown below and Apply.
    Multiple axis plot 6.png
  9. Go to Line and Ticks tab, click the Top icon on the left panel and check Show Line and Ticks. Then choose In for Style under Major Ticks and None for Style for Minor Ticks and click OK to apply settings.
    Multiple axis plot 7.png
  10. Click on the legend to select it and use the mouse to drag it to the desired position.
    The final graph should appear as shown below:
    Multiple axis plot final.png