3 Origin Resources

The following tables list key Origin resources available to you. If you purchased Origin from a local distributor, your Origin distributor may provide additional resources. Please contact your distributor to learn more.

Direct Support Resources for Origin

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Technical Support
  • Contact information for OriginLab or your Origin Distributor
  • Report a bug
  • Suggest a feature
Chat Online
  • Chat online with an OriginLab representative

... and click Website chat now.png in the lower-right corner
User Forum
  • Share information with and get help from the Origin user community
Send Feedback
  • Open a web form so that you can provide direct feedback (positive or negative), and/or allow you go make suggestions for improving Origin.
Origin menu Help: Send Feedback
Training and Consulting
  • Making optimal use of OriginLab products
  • Help in developing custom tools for your particular application

Resources Installed with your Origin Software

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Learning Center
  • Load graph samples and analysis samples
  • Transfer User Files when upgrading to the latest version
  • Learning Center for direct access to Tutorials, Videos, Origin Blog, User Forum and social media pages.
Help: Learning Center (or press F11)
Sample Projects
  • Load analysis samples project

(This is a tab in Learning Center)

File: Sample Projects...
Help: Learning Center: Sample Project (or press F11)
Help Files
  • Online or local (CHM) Help for Origin (GUI, Programming)
Help: Get Help Files/Check for Updates (to update CHM files)
Context-sensitive Help
  • Control-by-control explanation of Origin dialog boxes
  • The dialog box must be open
  • Some dialogs have multiple sections/tabs and you may have to click on that section/tab to set the focus
Press F1 when the dialog box is open


Click Question mark.png in the upper-right corner of the dialog box
Start Menu
- Windows-like Search
  • Recent files
  • Help with problems or questions that arise while using Origin
  • Direct access to Origin features and dialog boxes
  • Open or search for Apps relevant to a particular task
  • Location of Origin menu commands for searched-for features
Press F1 when no dialog box is open


Click the Start menu icon at the bottom-left of the workspace.
Origin start menu button.png

For additional information on using this feature, see
The Origin Interface, Start Menu.

  • Step-by-step instructions on performing many Origin operations, from the simple to the complex
Help: Origin : Tutorials

Online Resources for Origin

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Online Documentation
  • Product documentation
Help Center
  • Resources list
  • Installation and License Documentation
  • Contact Info
Video Tutorials
  • Help with a range of Origin features including "tips and tricks"
  • Available in playlists and categories
  • Search Origin video or YouTube pages by keyword
    or type v <key phrase> in the Origin Start menu.
  • Live and recorded webinars highlighting key features
Origin Blog
  • Blog posts with plenty of software tips and tricks
Case Studies
  • How others are using Origin in their work
Graph Gallery
  • Outstanding examples of Origin graphs, many of them submitted by the Origin community

Information on key Origin features often can be found by just doing a quick web search. Open a browser and search on phrases such as... "Origin shortcut keys", "LabTalk graph legend", or "OriginC NAG functions".