8.5.2.7.4 The Break Tab for Other Special Graphs

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Selection

Horizontal

This is, by default, the bottom and top X axes. However, if you have exchanged the X and Y axes (Graph:Exchange X-Y Axis) or if you are editing an axis of a bar, floating bar, or stacked bar graph, then the Horizontal icon is associated with the left and right Y axes.

Vertical

This is, by default, the left and right Y axes. However, if you have exchanged the X and Y axes (Graph:Exchange X-Y Axis) or if you are editing an axis of a bar, floating bar, or stacked bar graph, then the Vertical icon is associated with the bottom and top X axes.

After you finish editing the properties of an axis, you can begin editing any other axis in your graph by selecting the appropriate icon from the Selection list box. To prevent your selections from applying to your graph, click the Cancel button at any time during the editing process (but before clicking Apply).

Note: You cannot add a break to the axes in a 3D graph layer.

Show Break

Select this check box to create an axis break.

Break Region

The From text box value determines the last value displayed before the axis beak. The To text box value determines the first value displayed after the axis break.

Break Position

The % of Axis Length text box value determines the position of the break on the axis. This value is in units of % of axis length. For example, type 50 in this text box to position an axis break at the mid-point of the axis. If necessary, Origin will alter the scale on either side of the break to accommodate the specified position.

Log10 Scale After Break

Select this check box to set the post-break scale to log10.

Scale Increment

The Before Break and the After Break text box values determine the pre-break and post-break step increment. Origin draws a major tick mark and a tick label at each step increment interval.

Minor Ticks

The Before Break and the After Break text box values determine the number of minor ticks (between major ticks) before and after the break. This setting overrides the # Minor Ticks text box value on the Scale tab.