Last Update: 3/31/2020
To customize a label added with the Annotation tool :
Beginning with Origin 2017, you can hold down the ALT key and drag existing annotation labels from point to point and the label will automatically refresh. Begin by clicking the Pointer tool, press the ALT key, then use your mouse to drag the label to another data point.
For Version 2016, right-click on the annotation label and choose Customize Label. Choose a Label Form. When choosing Custom directly enter a Format Label string. Note that you can use the flyout menu button to the right to add variables to the label format.
For versions prior to 2016, Origin provides the option of customizing the annotation through script system.annotation.customlabel$=. After customizing the display form of the label, use the TAB key to toggle the annotation label options, that is, press the TAB key until the status bar (on the lower left of Origin workspace) reads current label: Custom....
Example: The following steps will change the display form of the annotation to Peak is at $(x), where $(x) will be substituted by the x value of the data point.
You can also refer to the video tutorial of Data Annotation Tool Customization for more details.
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