1.3 FAQ-113 What customization options are available for graph axis titles?

Last Update: 3/29/2021

See Also: FAQ-154 How do I customize the default axis titles and Legend?

Specify which plot's info. to use

When you create a graph, the Y axis title will display the Name (Long Name, if it exists) and Units of the first column plotted as Y. When plotting more than one Y column, you can control which column's name is used for the Y axis title. To do so:

  1. Select Format: Page. Make the Legends/Titles tab active.
  2. Change the Index value of Data Plot Index for Auto Axis Titles.

The Y axis title will display the Name and Units of the associated Y column.

Note: If you do not want Units, uncheck the Show Units... checkbox.

Specify what metadata to use

By default, the plot's name (Long Name, if it exists) and Units display as axis title. If you want to use other information from data as axis title, you can double click axis title. It will show %(?Y). Change it with @Options into

  •  %(?Y, @LC) --- if you want to use plotted Y's column comments as axis title. If it's X axis, you can use %(?X,@LC)
  •  %(?Y, @WL); --- the workbook long name of plotted Y

Please refer to Axis Title and Complete List of @Options sections of the Text Label Options table to for more info.

Superscript/subscript, greek, symbol map

Axis title is just a special text label in graph, similar to any text label in graph window, you can double click axis title to start typing literal text and also use Greek, Superscript, Subscript, etc. buttons on Format toolbar to enter special text in axis title. In the edit mode, you can also right click in edit box and choose Symbol Map context menu to add special symbols, unicode, etc.

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