22 Origin Toolbars

This is a list of Origin toolbars, and buttons by button group. Toolbars are shown in their default configurations. You will note that some buttons are missing from default toolbar configurations. This may be because a button has been deprecated, because it is duplicated on another toolbar, or simply because it is a lesser-used button.

To add or remove buttons from a toolbar:

  1. Click View: Toolbars to open the Customize dialog box.
  2. Click on the Button Groups tab and drag desired buttons to a toolbar or to an empty portion of the workspace.
  3. To remove a button/toolbar, drag it from the toolbar back to the Buttons list or click the small "x" in the upper right-corner of the toolbar (removes entire toolbar from the workspace).

Note also that some toolbar buttons have a small downward pointing arrow next to them. Clicking the tool displayed on these "split buttons" carries out the action associated with the displayed tool. Clicking the arrow beside it opens a menu, allowing you to pick another tool. A split button displays the tool that was last used.

Finally, toolbar buttons will be inaccessible (dimmed) if the object that they act on is not active. For instance, the 3D-Rotation Toolbar is only available when a 3D graph is active.

In addition to these dockable toolbars, Origin has context-sensitive Mini Toolbars for variety of common editing tasks. These toolbars are discussed in The Origin Interface chapter of this Guide. For a complete list of those toolbars, see the Origin Help File.


Standard toolbar 93.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button New Project.png New Project Button New Folder.png New Folder
Button New Workbook.png New Workbook Button New Graph.png New Graph
Button New Matrix.png New Matrix Button New 2D Plot.png New 2D (Function) Plot
Button New 2D Parametric Plot.png New 2D Parametric Plot Button New 3D Plot.png New 3D (Function) Plot
Button New 3D Parametric Plot.png New 3D Parametric Plot Button New Layout.png New Layout
Button New Notes.png New Notes Button Digitize Image.png Digitize Image
Button New Image.png New Image Button Open.png Open Ctrl + O
Button open from cloud.png Open From Cloud Button Save Project.png Save Project Ctrl + S
Button Save Template.png Save Template Button Recalculate Auto.png Button Recalculate Manual.png Recalculate Auto/Up-to-date vs Manual/Pending
Button Auto Update On.png Pause Auto Update/Recalculation Button Size Percent.png Zoom In and Out by Percentage
Button Print.png Print Ctrl + P Button Slide Show Graphs.png Slide Show of Graphs
Button Send Graphs to PowerPoint.png Send Graphs to PowerPoint Button Open Video Builder.png Open Video Builder
Button Refresh.png Refresh F5 Button Duplicate.png Duplicate
Button Custom Routine.png Custom Routine Button Project Explorer.png Project Explorer Alt + 1
Button Object Manager.png Object Manager Alt + 8 Button Results Log.png Results Log Alt + 2
Button Command Window.png Command Window Alt + 3 Button script window.png Script Window Shift + Alt + 3
Button Code Builder.png Code Builder Alt + 4 Button Add New Columns.png Add New Columns

Folders and Windows

Folders and Windows toolbar is added for working with Project Explorer folders and folder contents. It should be helpful when dealing with multiple project folders and when needing to compare windows in separate folders.

When first running Origin, you may see this toolbar "floating" in the Origin workspace. You can drag it (by the title bar) to an empty portion of the toolbar spacer; or you can choose View: Toolbars and click the Reinitialize button to reset toolbars to the standard configuration.

Folders and windows toolbar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button folder backward.png Folder Backward Button folder forward.png Folder Forward
Button seesaw.png Seesaw Ctrl + Alt + X Button add active window shortcut for seesaw.png Add Active Window Shortcut for Seesaw Ctrl + Shift + F7
Button add shortcuts from previous folder.png Add Shortcuts from Previous Folder Button arrange windows last used.png Arrange Windows (Last Used)
Button pin active window.png Pin Active Window


Import bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Import Wizard.png Import Wizard Button Import Single ASCII.png Import Single ASCII
Button Import Multiple ASCII.png Import Multiple ASCII Button Import Excel.png Import Excel
Button Re-import no Dialog.png Re-import no Dialog Ctrl + 4 Button Re-import with Dialog.png Re-import with Dialog
Button Clone Import.png Clone Import Button Batch Processing.png Batch Processing
Button connect to data from web.png Connect to Data from Web Button connect multiple files.png Connect Multiple Files
Button import all connected data.png Import All Connected Data


Edit bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Cut.png Cut Ctrl+X Button Copy.png Copy Ctrl+C
Button Paste.png Paste Ctrl+V Button Undo.png Undo Ctrl+Z


Graph toolbar 92.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Enable Anti-Aliasing.png Enable/Disable Anti-Aliasing Button Rescale All.png Rescale Ctrl+R
Button Rescale X.png Rescale X Button Rescale Y.png Rescale Y
Button Rescale XY.png Rescale XY Button Rescale Z.png Rescale Z
Button ExchangeXYAxes.png Exchange the X and Y axes Button Speedmode.png Enable/Disable Speed Mode
Button Extract To Layers.png Extract to Layers Button Extract To Graphs.png Extract to Graphs
Button Merge.png Merge Button Duplicate with New Data.png Duplicate with New Columns/Sheets/Books
Button Add Layer.png Add Bottom-X Left-Y Layer Button Add Linked Layer Top.png Add Top-X Layer
Button Add Linked Layer Left.png Add Right-Y Layer Button Add Linked Layer Top And Left.png Add Top-X Right-Y Layer
Button Add Inset Graph Empty.png Add Inset Graph Button Add Inset Graph With Data.png Add Inset Graph With Data
Button Zoom In.png Zoom In Button Zoom Out.png Zoom Out
Button Whole Page.png Whole Page

2D Graphs

Note that only common plot types have a toolbar button. Complete access to Origin plot types is found on the Plot menu.

2D Graphs bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Line.png Line Button Horizontal Step.png Horizontal Step
Button Vertical Step.png Vertical Step Button Spline Connected.png Spline Connected
Button Scatter.png Scatter Button Grouped Scatter-Indexed Data.png Grouped Scatter - Indexed Data
Button Scatter Center.png Scatter Central 2dgraph extended toolbar colscatter 92.png Column Scatter
Button Y Error.png Y Error Button X Y Error.png X Y Error
Button Vertical Drop Line.png Vertical Drop Line Button Bubble.png Bubble
Button Color Map.png Color Mapped Button Bubble And Color Mapped.png Bubble + Color Mapped
Button Line And Symbol.png Line + Symbol Button Line Series.png Line Series
Button 2 Point Segment.png 2 Point Segment Button 3 Point Segment.png 3 Point Segment
Button Row-wise.png Row-wise Button Column.png Column
Button Column Label.png Column + Label Button Grouped Column-Indexed Data.png Grouped Column-Indexed Data
Button Bar.png Bar Button Stack Column.png Stacked Column
Button Stack Bar.png Stacked Bar Button 100p Stacked Column.png 100% Stacked Column
Button 100p Stacked Bar.png 100% Stacked Bar Button Floating Column.png Floating Column
Button Floating Bar.png Floating Bar Button 3D Color Pie Chart.png 3D Color Pie Chart
Button B W Pie Chart.png 2D B&W Pie Chart Button Double Y Axis.png Double Y Axis
Button 3 Y YY.png 3Ys Y-YY Button 3 Y Y Y.png 3Ys Y-Y-Y
Button 4 Y YYY.png 4Ys Y-YYY Button 4 YY YY.png 4Ys YY-YY
Button Multiple Y Axes.png Multiple Y Axes Button Stack Lines By Y Offsets.png Stacked Lines By Y Offsets
Button Colormapped Line Series.png Colormapped Line Series Button Waterfall.png Waterfall
Button Waterfall Y Color Mapping.png Waterfall Y: Color Mapping Button Waterfall Z Color Mapping.png Waterfall Z: Color Mapping
Button 3D Waterfall.png 3D Waterfall Button 3D Y Color Mapping.png 3D Waterfall Y: Color Mapping
Button 3D Z Color Mapping.png 3D Waterfall Z: Color Mapping Button Vertical 2 Panel 1.png Vertical 2 Panel
Button Horizontal 2 Panel.png Horizontal 2 Panel Button 4 Panel.png 4 Panel
Button 9 Panel.png 9 Panel Button Stack.png Stack
Button Multiple Panels by Label.png Multiple Panels by Label Button Trellis Plot.png Trellis Plot
Button cluster plot.png Cluster Plot Button Box Chart.png Box Chart
Button Violin-Box.png Violin with Box Button Grouped Boxes-Indexed Data.png Grouped Box Charts-Indexed Data
Button Grouped Boxes-Raw Data.png Grouped Box Charts-Raw Data Button Interval Plot.png Interval Plot
Button Histogram.png Histogram Button Histogram And Probabilities.png Histogram + Probabilities
Button Stacked Histograms.png Multi-Panel Histogram Button Marginal Histograms.png Marginal Histograms
Button Marginal Boxes.png Marginal Boxes Button Distribution Rug.png Distribution + Rug
2dgraph extended toolbar kerneldensity 92.png 2D Kernel Density Button X Bar And R Chart.png QC(X-bar R) Chart
Button Pareto Chart Binned Data.png Pareto Chart-Binned Data Button Pareto Chart Raw Data.png Pareto Chart-Raw Data
Button Scatter Matrix.png Scatter Matrix Button Probability Plot.png Probability Plot
Button Q Q Plot.png Q-Q Plot Button parallel plot.png Parallel Plot
Button Area.png Area Button Stack Area.png Stacked Area
Button Fill Area.png Fill Area Button Zoom.png Zoom
Button Polar Theta R.png Polar theta(X) r(Y) Button Polar R Theta.png Polar r(X) theta(Y)
Button Wind Rose Binned Data.png Wind Rose-Binned Data Button Wind Rose Raw Data.png Wind Rose-Raw Data
Button Ternary.png Ternary Button Piper.png Piper
Button Smith Chart.png Smith Chart Button Radar.png Radar
Button Vector XYAM.png Vector XYAM Button Vector XYXY.png Vector XYXY
Button High Low Close.png High-Low-Close Button Japanese Candlestick.png Japanese Candlestick
Button OHLC Bar Chart.png OHLC Bar Chart Button OHLC Volume.png OHLC-Volume
Button Stock Line.png Line (Stock) Button bridge.png Bridge Chart
Button Template Library.png Template Library

Add Object to Graph

Add Object to Graph Toolbar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Add Color Scale.png Add Color Scale Button Add Bubble Scale.png Add Bubble Scale
Button Add Box Scale.png Add Box Scale Button New Legend.png Reconstruct Legend Ctrl+L
Button Add asterisk bracket.png Add Asterisk Bracket Button Add Round bracket.png Add Round Bracket
Button Add Brace bracket.png Add Brace Bracket Button Add XY Scale.png Add XY Scale
Button Date Time.png Date & Time Button Project Path.png Project Path
Button New Link Table.png New Link Table

3D and Contour Graph

3D and Contour Graphs bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button 3D Scatter Plot.png 3D Scatter Plot Button 3D Trajectory.png 3D Trajectory
Button 3D Error Bar.png 3D Scatter + Error Bar Button 3D Vector XYZ XYZ.png 3D Vector XYZ XYZ
Button 3D Vector XYZ dXdYdZ.png 3D Vector XYZ dXdYdZ Button 3D Tetrahedral.png 3D Tetrahedral
Button Matrix 3D Bars.png 3D Bars 3D stacked bars button.png 3D Stacked Bars
3D 100PC Stacked Bars button.png 3D 100% Stacked Bars Button XYY 3D Bars.png XYY 3D Bars
Button XYY 3D Stacked Bars.png XYY 3D Stacked Bars Button XYY 3D 100PC Stacked Bars.png XYY 3D 100% Stacked Bars
Button 3D Ribbons.png 3D Ribbons Button 3D Walls.png 3D Walls
Button 3D Waterfall.png 3D Waterfall Button 3D Y Color Mapping.png 3D Waterfall Y: Color Mapping
Button 3D Z Color Mapping.png 3D Waterfall Z: Color Mapping Button 3D Color Fill Surface.png 3D Color Fill Surface
Button Multiple Color Fill Surfaces.png Multiple Color Fill Surfaces Button 3D X Constant With Base.png 3D X Constant with Base
Button 3D Y Constant With Base.png 3D Y Constant with Base Button 3D Color Map.png 3D Colormap Surface
Button Multiple Color Map Surfaces.png Multiple Colormap Surfaces Button 3D Color Fill Surface with Error Bar.png 3D Color Fill Surface with Error Bar
Button 3D Color Map Surface with Error Bar.png 3D Colormap Surface with Error Bar Button 3D Wire Frame.png 3D Wire Frame
Button 3D Wire Surface.png 3D Wire Surface Button 3D Color Map Surface with Projection.png 3D Colormap Surface with Projection
Button 3D Ternary Colormap Surface.png 3D Ternary Colormap Surface Button Contour Color Fill.png Contour - Color fill
Button Contour BW Lines.png Contour - B/W Lines + Labels Button Gray Scale Map.png Gray Scale Map
Button Profiles.png Contour Profiles Button Polar Contour Theta R.png Polar Contour theta(X) r(Y)
Button Polar Contour R Theta.png Polar Contour r(X) theta(Y) Button Ternary Contour.png Ternary Contour
Button Image Plot.png Image Plot 2dgraph extended toolbar imageprofile 92.png Image Profiles
Button Heat Map.png Heatmap Button Heatmap w Labels.png Heatmap with Labels

3D Rotation

3D Rotation bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Rotate Counterclockwise.png Rotate counterclockwise Button Rotate Clockwise.png Rotate clockwise
Button Tilt Left.png Tilt left Button Tilt Right.png Tilt right
Button Tilt Down.png Tilt down Button Tilt Up.png Tilt up
Button Increase Perspective.png Increase perspective Button Decrease Perspective.png Decrease perspective
Button Fit Frame To Layer.png Fit frame to layer Button Reset Rotation.png Reset Rotation
Button Reset.png Reset Button Rotate all.png Rotate on any direction
Button Rotation Angle.png Rotation Angle

Worksheet Data

Worksheet Data bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Statistics On Columns.png Statistics on Column(s) Button Statistics On Rows.png Statistics on Row(s)
Button Sort.png Sort Button Set Col Values.png Set Column Values Ctrl+Q
Button Set All Col Values.png Set All Column Values Ctrl+F5 Button Set Col Values Index.png Row number
Button Set Col Values Uniform Random.png Uniform random numbers Button Set Col Values Normal Random.png Normal random numbers
Button Add Or Remove Data Filter.png Add/Remove Data Filter Button Enable Or Disable Data Filter.png Enable/Disable Data Filter
Button Reapply Data Filter.png Reapply Data Filter


Column bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Set As X.png Set as X Button Set As Y.png Set as Y
Button Set As Z.png Set as Z Button Set As Y Error Bars.png Set as Y Error Bars
Button Set As Labels.png Set as Labels Button Set As Disregard.png Set as Disregard
Button Set As Grouping.png Set as Grouping Button Set As Subject.png Set as Subject
Button Move To First.png Move to First Button Move Left.png Move Left
Button Move Right.png Move Right Button Move To Last.png Move to Last
Button Swap Columns.png Swap Columns Button Add Sparkline.png Add Sparkline


This toolbars has been hidden in the workspace by default. To show it, select menu View: Toolbars.

Layout bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Add Graph.png Add Graph Button Add Worksheet.png Add Worksheet


Mask bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Mask Range.png Mask Range Button Unmask Range.png Unmask Range
Button Change Mask Color.png Change mask color Button Hide Or Show Masked Points.png Hide/Show masked points
Button Swap Mask.png Swap mask Button Disable Or Enables Masking.png Disable/Enable masking


Tools bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Pointer.png Pointer Button Scale In.png Scale In
Button Scale Out.png Scale Out Button Screen Reader.png Screen Reader
Button Data Highlighter.png Data Highlighter Button Data Reader.png Data Reader
Button Data Cursor.png Data Cursor Button Data Selector.png Data Selector
Button Selection On Active Plot.png Selection on Active Plot Button Selection On All Plots.png Selection on All Plots
Button Mask On Active Plot.png Mask Points on Active Plot Button Mask On All Plots.png Mask Points on All Plots
Button Unmask On Active Plot.png Unmask Points on Active Plot Button Unmask On All Plots.png Unmask Points on All Plots
Button Draw Data.png Draw Data Button Text Tool.png Text Tool
Button Data Annotation.png Annotation Button distance annotation.png Distance Annotation
Button angle annotation.png Angle Annotation Button Arrow Tool.png Arrow Tool
Button Curve Arrow Tool.png Curved Arrow Tool Button Line Tool.png Line Tool
Button Polyline Tool.png Polyline Tool Button Curve Tool.png Curve Tool
Button Free Hand Draw Tool.png Freehand Draw Tool Button Rectangle Tool.png Rectangle Tool
Button Circle Tool.png Circle Tool Button Polygon Tool.png Polygon Tool
Button Region Tool.png Region Tool Button Panning.png Zoom-Panning Tool Hold "A"
Button Insert Equation.png Insert Equation Button Insert Word Object.png Insert Word Object
Button Insert Excel Object.png Insert Excel Object Button Insert Object.png Insert Object
Button Insert Graph.png Insert Graph Button Insert Worksheet.png Insert Worksheet
Button Rescale Tool.png Rescale Tool Hold "Z": Zoom; Hold "X": Pan Button Rotate.png Rotate Tool Hold "R"

Object Edit

Object Edit bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Left.png Left Button Right.png Right
Button Top.png Top Button Bottom.png Bottom
Button Vertical.png Vertical Button Horizontal.png Horizontal
Button Uniform Width.png Uniform Width Button Uniform Height.png Uniform Height
Button Group.png Group Button Ungroup.png Ungroup
Button Distribute Vertically.png Distribute Selected Layers/Graphic Objects
Evenly in Vertical Dimension
Button Distribute Horizontally.png Distribute Selected Layers/Graphic Objects
Evenly in Horizontal Dimension
Button Front.png Front Button Back.png Back
Button Forward.png Forward Button Backward.png Backward
Button Front data.png Front(data) Button Back data.png Back(data)


This toolbars has been hidden in the workspace by default. To show it, select menu View: Toolbars.

Arrow bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Horizontal Alignment.png Horizontal Alignment Button Vertical Alignment.png Vertical Alignment
Button Widen Head.png Widen Head Button Narrow Head.png Narrow Head
Button Lengthen Head.png Lengthen Head Button Shorten Head.png Shorten Head


Style bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Fill Color.png Fill Color Button Line Border Color.png Line/Border Color
Button Lighting Control Dialog.png Lighting Control Dialog Button Palette.png Palette
Button Line Border Sytle.png Line/Border Style Button Line Border Width.png Line/Border Width
Button Fill Pattern.png Fill Pattern Button Fill Pattern Width.png Fill Pattern Width
Button Pattern Color.png Pattern Color Button Clear Borders.png Clear Borders
Button Left Border.png Left Border Button Top Border.png Top Border
Button Right Border.png Right Border Button Bottom Border.png Bottom Border
Button Frame Borders.png Frame Borders Button Inside Horizontal Borders.png Inside Horizontal Borders
Button Inside Vertical Border.png Inside Vertical Borders Button Inside H and V Borders.png Inside Horiz and Vert Borders
Button All Horizontal Borders.png All Horizontal Borders Button All Vertical Borders.png All Vertical Borders
Button All Borders.png All Borders Button Merge Cells.png Merge cells Ctrl+R


Format bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Font.png Font Button Size.png Font size
Button Bold.png Bold Ctrl+"B" Button Italic.png Italic Ctrl+"I"
Button Underline.png Underline Ctrl+"U" Button Superscript.png Superscript Ctrl+"+"
Button Subscript.png Subscript Ctrl+"=" Button SuperSubscript.png SuperSubscript Ctrl+"-"
Button Increase Font.png Increase Font Ctrl+">"


Button Decrease Font.png Decrease Font Ctrl+"<"


Button Greek.png Greek Ctrl+"G" Button Align Left.png Left
Button Align Center Horizontall.png Center Horizontal Button Align Right.png Right
Button Align Top.png Top Button Align Center Vertical.png Center Vertical
Button Align Bottom.png Bottom Button Font Color.png Font Color

Auto Update

Auto Update bar.png

Button Description
Button Auto Update On.png Pause Auto Update/Recalculations

Database Access

Database Access bar.png

Button Description Button Description
Button Open SQL Editer.png Open SQL Editor Button Open Query Builder.png Open Query Builder
Button db Load ODQ File.png Load ODQ File Button db Preview Import.png Preview Import
Button db Import Data.png Import data Button db Remove SQL.png Remove SQL

Markers & Locks

Markers Locks bar.png

Button Description Hotkey Button Description Hotkey
Button Add Data Markers.png Add Data Markers Ctrl+Alt+M Button Clear Data Markers.png Clear Data Markers Ctrl+Alt+N
Button Marker Size.png Marker Size Button Marker Hide Show.png Marker Hide Show
Button Lock Positions.png Lock Positions