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Origin 2023 Feature Highlights

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Enhanced Project and Window Management

Several new features have been added in this version to improve organization and management of your Origin project:

  • Folder Notes and Preview
  • Show Graphs from Different Folders
  • Seesaw between Folders
  • Duplicate Folder
  • Pin Windows
  • Restore Window Size and Position

Worksheet Enhancements

The following features and improvements have been added to worksheets:

  • Banded Rows for Worksheet and Table in Graph
  • Improved Worksheet Export to Image
  • Copy Sheet or Selection as (HTML/EMF)
  • Export to Excel with Cell Formatting
  • Set up Frozen Panes
  • Hide Sheets

Freeze first n rows or columns. Hide sheets to reduce clutter.


Set up Banding with custom colors and export as image

Insert Worksheets in Graph or Layout

Insert worksheets into graph or layout pages to create custom reports:

  • Nicer sheet object with hidden column & row header and no margin
  • Mini Toolbar to customize band colors, grid style, frame & grid color and thickness.
  • Increasing/decreasing font size will automatically adjust table cell size
  • Grid and frame customization kept when retrieving other updates from worksheet


Insert worksheet in graphs or layout pages and further customize object to create custom reports

Double-Y Graphs in Single Layer

This version supports plotting Double-Y graphs in a single layer, allowing easier manipulation and analysis of plotted data:

  • Set scale of right Y axis to be independent of left Y
  • Easily assign or switch plots to be associated with left or right Y axis
  • Work with sub group of plots based on left or right Y axis
  • Gadgets and other analysis tools will work on all curves in layer and will appropriately use the associated Y scale of the plot

Smart Skipping of Symbols for Large Datasets

New methods have been added to skip symbols when plotting large datasets as symbol or line+symbol plots. This allows for a nicer presentation of data while maintaining overall features of the data. All analysis operations on graph will take into account the entire dataset. The control is available in the Drop Lines tab of Plot Details dialog

  • Select between Total Points Kept or Percentage of Points Skipped
  • Select from multiple skip methods (Largest Triangle, Y-threshold, Data Distance Threshold, Douglas-Peucker-Hull, Largest Triangle for Segments)


Skip symbols while maintaining overall data features

Line-Symbol Plot with automatic X value sorting

Perform automatic X value sorting of data in line or line-symbol plots without having to sort the worksheet columns. This is particularly useful when you have multiple columns in a worksheet and want to plot any two columns against each other, without having to reorder the worksheet rows.

Apply x value sorting to a particular data plot with this LabTalk script command:

Once sorted, the graph can be saved as a template for future use, if desired.


Apply x value sorting to data plot in graph without having to sort columns in worksheet

Angle Annotation Tool

A new tool for angle annotation in graphs has been added in this version.

  • Click and select three points in a graph to add the angle annotation
  • Further customize the annotation using Mini Toolbar or properties dialog


Add Angle Annotation to 2D graphs

Text Box and Page/Layer Title

New Mini Toolbar buttons and properties have been added to support Layer and Page level titles:

  • For layer title, use layer level Mini Toolbar and click on the Add Layer Title button
  • For page title, use page level Mini Toolbar and click on the Add Page Title button
  • A center-aligned title box will be added, with wrap text enabled
  • Size of box can be set as % of layer/page. The % setting will be maintained when layer/page is resized.
  • Adding more text or increasing font size will result in auto wrapping. The centering and width will be maintained.

Improvements to Exporting

The following improvements have been introduced for exporting:

  • Built-in viewer for immediate preview of raster and EMF exports
  • Clickable link in Messages log to open exported file or folder
  • Hot key to export graph with last-used theme
  • Worksheet export to image supports frame and margin control
  • Export video from browser graph, multi-frame image or multi-frame matrix


Click Preview button in export dialog or link in Messages Log for preview of exported image. Preview window supports zoom, including option to show image in actual size

Improvements to Contour Plots

The following improvements have been added for contour plots:

  • Insert multiple custom contour levels with options for turning on lines and labels
  • Mini Toolbar for customizing line and label properties, and extract data for contour lines at a selected level

Improvements to LabTalk Scripting

The following improvements have been added for LabTalk Scripting:

  • Improved Script Window with Unicode Support
  • Use window long name in range notation to favor window in same folder
  • Named range to specify 3D plane position
  • Execute script stored in worksheet cell using Labtalk://<script>
  • Select Columns by LabTalk Script


Improved Script Window with Unicode support, syntax coloring, improved font and font size control, and ctrl+mouse to zoom and pan


Use window long name in range notation to favor window within same folder

New Graph Types

The following new graph types have been added in this version:

  • Stacked 3D Heatmap
  • Ternary Vector
  • 3D Line Spline Connection


Stacked 3D Heatmap


Ternary Vector Plot


3D Line now has option for Spline or B-spline connection style

New Apps

The following new Apps are available with this latest version:

Other Features


  • Wrap rich text in worksheet
  • Sparkline, renaming and post script control in Data Connector
  • File Path Link in Cell
  • Clickable links on Messages Log
  • Tooltip when mousing over menus
  • Options dialog for Protected Worksheet properties
  • NetCDF import now supports yearly data nc4 files
  • XML import now supports importing metadata node
  • Copy and Paste-Link metadata values from Book Organizer to Worksheet cells
  • High resolution toolbar button on 4K monitors


  • Alternate sides to show ticks and labels
  • Turn off selection for layer, plot, text, etc. using Mini Toolbar
  • Layer arrangement direction
  • Stack plot horizontally
  • Ctrl+Alt+G to export graph with last used theme
  • Asterisk Bracket shape control
  • Insert user-defined color block in Legend
  • Set default reference line style
  • Build color improvements

Data Manipulation

  • Move rows up/down
  • Manage multiple sheets together
  • Normalize data by Group
  • Merge columns by median and multiple quantities
  • Unstack column output improvements
  • Convert multiple Z data to matrix
  • Cluster gadget with color mapped Z value stats
  • Create linked matrix from ROI in image window

How to get Origin 2023

How to get Origin 2023?

If you have version 2018 through 2022b, you can simply install and run this new version. No license activation is needed as long as you are eligible for this new version.

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