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27.5.8 Multiple Y Axes Graph

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Data Requirements

Requires a selection of Y column(s) (or a range from Y columns). If there is an X column to the left of the Y columns, the X column is used; otherwise, the worksheet's default X values are used.

Creating the Graph

Select the required data.

Select Plot: 2D: Multi-Y: Multiple Y Axes....


Click the Multiple Y Axes... button on the 2D Graphs toolbar.

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Origin opens the plotmyaxes dialog box.

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Customize the graphing options, including the plot type of each plot in the layer, the number of Y axes to the left, right, or in the middle of the graph and the display of the Y titles and the top X axis, etc. See details here


OffsetY.OTP (installed to the Origin program folder).


The multiple Y axes graph contains multiple layers. The number of layers equals to the Y columns plotted. Each one of these Y columns is plotted in one layer.

Layer 2, layer 3, layer 4 ... are linked to layer 1.

The X axis in layer 2, layer 3, layer 4 ... has a straight one-to-one link with the X axis in layer 1.


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