25.7.3.1 The (Options) Axis Tab

Settings on this tab control various graph axis format options.

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Max. Number of Ticks Group

Numeric Scales

The Numeric Scales combination box value determines the maximum number of major ticks that can be displayed in a graph window when Numeric is selected from the Type drop-down list on the Tick Labels tab of the Axis dialog box.

If the # Major Ticks radio button is selected on the Scale tab of the Axis dialog box and the value in the associated text box exceeds the Numeric Scales combination box value, then Origin displays a maximum of six major ticks in the graph window.

Text/Date Time Scales

The Text/Date Time Scales combination box value determines the maximum number of major ticks that can be displayed in a graph window when Text from Dataset, Time, Date, Month, or Day of Week is selected from the Type drop-down list on the Tick Labels tab of the Axis dialog box. The default value is 400.

If the amount of major ticks exceeds the Text/Date Time Scales combination box value, then Origin displays a maximum of six major ticks in the graph window. (affected when the Type of Major Ticks is set to By Increment or By Counts on the Scale tab of the Axis dialog box.)

Note: When the Type of Major Ticks is set to By Dataset, the Maxinum number the major ticks will be affected by @ATDM and @ATDS, instead of this control.

Distance from Tick Labels (%) Group

To Inside Ticks

Type or select the default distance of an "inside tick" from the tick label, in a percentage of the tick length.

To Outside Ticks

Type or select the default distance of an "outside tick" from the tick label, in a percentage of the tick length.

To Axis Title

Type or select the default distance of the axis title from the tick label, in a percentage of the tick length.

Tick Labels Display

Display 1 and 10 as 10^n for Scientific :10^3 Format

Check this check box to display 1 and 10 as 10^n when the Display item of Tick Labels has been set to Scientific: 10^3.

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Display 1×10^3 as 1·10^3 for Scientific :10^3 Format

Check this check box to display m×10^n as m·10^n when the Display item of Tick Labels has been set to Scientific: 10^3.

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Scientific: 1E3 Display as

Use this drop-down list to specify how to show the Scientific format(1E3): 1E+03, 1E+3 or 1E3. The default setting is 1E+03.

Note: You can use the system variable to change the setting for this drop-down list:

  • When you set @ete to 1, the Scientific: 1E3 Display as drop-down list will be changed to 1E+3.
  • When you set @sss to 0, the Scientific: 1E3 Display as drop-down list will be changed to 1E3.

Unit Display for Axis Title

To specify the unit display for axis title, you can select the appropriate string by clicking the fly-out button, or customize the notation string freely in the edit box.

If you want to show the unit in the axis title, you need add <U> in the string, such as in Unit : <U>.

Note:

  • You can use the system variable @LUQ to set unit display: -2 = custom, -1 = auto, 0 = disable, 1 = (unit), 2 = [unit], 3 = {Unit}, 4 = / Unit, 5 = - Unit, 6 = in Unit. In most case the values of @LUQ and @LUQO are the same, but in some special case, @LUQ will be translated to the real value, meanwhile another system variable, @LUQO will keep the original set value. If Unit Display for Axis Title is set to <Auto> and current language is German, @LUQ will translate to 2, meanwhile @LUQO still equal to -1.
  • If you choose unit displayment of / <U> or - <U>, there is one space before separator by default. To trip the space, set system variable @ATSS = 0.
  • To add unit as to tick labels as prefix/suffix, use options in the Tick Labels tab of Axis dialog.