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

In addition to the following support resources, there is now an in-software Help: Send Feedback menu link that will open a web form so that you can provide direct feedback (positive or negative), and/or allow you go make suggestions for improving 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
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)
Help Files
  • Online or local (CHM) Help for Origin (GUI, Programming)
Help: 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".