1.66 FAQ-191 How to customize a single data point in the scatter plot?

Last Update: 9/10/2019


You can modify the display properties of a single data point, even if it is part of a data plot group. This point-by-point control is only available for common plot types such as line, symbol, line+symbol and column/bar.

There are several ways to modify the display of a single data point:

  • Press CTRL while double-clicking on the data point. This opens the Plot Details dialog box for this particular data point.
  • Press CTRL and click once on the data point. Use the Mini Toolbar or Style and Format toolbar buttons, to customize the point; or double-click on the point to open the Plot Details dialog and modify all properties of the point.
  • Press CTRL and click once on the data point. Then right-click and select Edit Point from the short-cut menu. This opens the Plot Details dialog for this particular data point.

The following graphic demonstrates editing point properties using Plot Details:

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To remove an existing special point, just right-click on it at the left panel of Plot Details dialog, and then select Remove from the context menu.

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Beginning with Origin 2018, you can automatically add special points to the graph legend by Ctrl+L hotkey or right-clicking on the legend and choosing Legend: Reconstruct Legend.


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