# 6.7.3 Stack Lines by Y Offsets

## Summary

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a graph with stack lines by Y offsets.

Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 2015 SR0

 Aside from the stacked individual line plots described in this tutorial, you can create stacked line plots comprised of sub-groups of lines, with offsets created between sub-groups. See the Plot Details Stack tab for details.

## What you will learn

• How to create a graph with stack lines by Y offsets
• How to customize a rectangular object
• How to add a new XY scaler

## Steps

This tutorial is associated with the Tutorial Data project:<Origin EXE Folder>\Samples\Tutorial Data.opj.

#### Create a Stack Line Plot

1. Open the Tutorial Data project and browse to folder Stack Lines by Y Offsets in Project Explorer.
2. Highlight all the columns in the data worksheet of Book6A, and choose menu Plot > Basic 2D : Stacked Lines by Y Offsets to create a graph with stack lines by Y offsets.

#### Customize the Stack Line Plot

1. Delete the following objects by selecting them and pressing the Delete key on your keyboard:
Legend
Y axis
Y axis labels
Y axis title
X axis title
2. Click on the X axis, and select Axis Scale button in the Mini Toolbar to open the Axis Scale - X dialog. Set To value to 10. Click OK to close the dialog.

1. Click the Rectangle button on the Tools toolbar and then create a rectangle on the graph.
2. Double click on the rectangle to open its properties dialog. Change the following settings.
Fill tab
Fill Color = LT Yellow
Dimensions tab
Units = scale
Left = 0.25
Top = 9000
Right = 3.75
Bottom = 5000
3. Click OK to close the Object Properties dialog.
4. Select Insert:XY Scaler from the Origin menu to create a new XY scaler.
5. Double click on the scaler to open the Scaler Properties dialog. Set the following properties in the dialog:
Font Settings branch
Font Size = 24
X branch
Length(Scale) = 2
Title = 2
Y branch
Position = Right
Length(Scale) = 2500
Title = 2500
6. Click OK to close the Scaler Properties dialog.
7. Move the scaler object onto the rectangle you created.

#### Drag and Change Plot Offset

1. Click once on the top data plot to select it.
2. Drag with the mouse to move the data plot.
Note: an alternative is to go to the Offset tab in Plot Details dialog and change the Y offset.