From version 2017, Origin will (re)name worksheet columns Short Name automatically. Column Short Name can therefore be used as notation in column formula. If you have inserted or moved columns within the worksheet, you will notice that worksheet column Short Names are renamed according to column index, similar column naming mechanism to Excel spreadsheet. The column Short Name cannot be edited in this situation.
To enable editing, uncheck Spreadsheet Cell Notation checkbox in the Properties tab of Window Properties dialog. You can then use the Reset Column Short Names (wmvsn) dialog to reset Short Names for all columns in the worksheet. To open this dialog box:
Specify the worksheet to reset.
Specify a string prefix for column Short Names. When the wmvsn dialog box is closed, column Short Names are reset by applying your prefix and enumerating columns from left to right within the worksheet. Note that the prefix was limited to three characters.
Preserve existing Short Name strings by moving them to a column label row.
Allow Edit: Undo.
Suppose you want to move worksheet column Short Names to the Long Name row and change Short names to "abc1", "abc2", etc...: