11 Gadgets

Origin offers several Gadgets for analysis of data plotted in a graph. Gadgets are accessible from the Gadgets menu when a graph is active.

When you choose a gadget from the menu, Origin adds a rectangle to the graph, allowing you to choose the Region of Interest (ROI) for the data to be analyzed. A Preference dialog is available either by double clicking on the ROI box, or from the fly out menu of the ROI for most gadgets. You can also save your settings to a theme file for later use.

Multiple gadgets are supported on a graph. You can customize the color of each ROI to distinguish them. . Click on a particular ROI to bring it ot the front. When an ROI is selected, you can also use the Tab key to switch from one ROI to another.

Note: To toggle the display of all gadget ROI boxes in a graph at the same time, click the H button H Button.png in the top right corner of the graph, which enables users to export the graph with gadget results.

A gadget ROI box can be also considered as a drawing object in general.

  • To access the object's the Object Properties dialog , press Ctrl or Alt while double-clicking on the ROI. The Object Properties dialog provides access to ROI style settings, plus some more technical settings including object Name and the LabTalk script section that runs the tool.
  • For an arbitrary shaped ROI box, you can single click 4 times, or click Edit Points mini toolbar button Popup Edit Points.png, or select Edit Points context menu to enter the Edit Points mode(get handles along the border) to adjust the shape further.

Gadgets are specialized, interactive tools designed for generating quick results. There are three "hotkeys" which can help speed your work. See this table for details.

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