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

Last Update: 6/26/2018

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.

To modify the display of a single data point, there are three ways:

  • Hold the CTRL key down and double-click on the data point. This opens the Plot Details dialog box for this particular data point.
  • Click the point once to select the plot. Then click the data point again to select this point. After this point has been selected, use the Style toolbar or double-click on the point to open the Plot Details dialog and modify all properties of the point.
  • Click the point once to select the plot. Then click the data point again to select this point. Then right-click on the point and select Edit Point from the short-cut menu. The Plot Details dialog will open.

After this data point is listed in the Plot Details dialog, you can edit the data point's display properties; turn on/off droplines to x and y axis; and turn on label for the point.

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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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