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A simplified tool to export graphs and prepare a graph for publication.

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The purpose of this App is to help you export a graph simply or prepare graphs for publication to meet exact journal requirements.

  • If you only want to export the graphs simply, click General Export button to open the sub-dialog for general export.
  • If you want to check or edit the graph elements, including font size, line thickness and etc., to see if all of them meet the journal requirements before exporting the graph, click Export for Publication button.


  1. Accessible by clicking the icon inside the Apps Gallery when a graph window is active.
  2. Simplified interface that eschews complex settings for exporting graph.
  3. Wizard interface to help you check and set the graph format step by step.
  4. Save the journal requirements as checking rule for graphs. Note that there are several built-in checking rules of various journals, you could use it directly.
  5. Multiple methods for saving the modified graphs: copy page to the clipboard, only keep the modified graph and keep both the original graph and the modified graph.
  6. Ability to export the modified graph.

1. General Export

Export the active graph by specified image type, resolution, file name, file path and page size easily.

2. Export for Publication

  • Create Copy
    1. This app will create a duplicate graph for the active graph everytime you launch the app.
    2. This app will change the Scale Mode to Fixed Factor and set the scale factor to 1 for the duplicate graph by default.
  • Check Graph Element
    1. Select a journal from the drop-down, then this App will check the graph element based on the checking rule of this journal later.
    2. To modify the checking rule for the selected journal
      • Click Edit button to open a dialog.
      • Modify the settings for this journal.
      • Click OK button to save it. 
    3. To save the checking rule for your own journal
      • Select any entry from the list and click Edit button
      • In the opened dialog, enter a new name in Publication Name. Note that the name should not duplicate with the existing journal name.
      • Select the appropriate setting successively in the dialog.
      • Click OK button to save the checking rule.
  • Page Size, Font Size, Line Thickness, Fit Layer to Page
    1. Click > button to go through the pages to custom the page size, the font size, the line thickness and the layer.
    2. Click Apply button to apply the setting, or the graph won’t be modified.
    3. If a journal is selected on the first page :
      • The selected journal requirements will appear next to the titles of the pages.
      • This app will display the graph elements that meet the journal requirement in green text and those don’t meet the requirement in red text next to the option.
  • Export
    1. To export the modified graph:?
      • Specify the options in the last page of this app, then click Export button to export the graph.
      • Click Advanced Export button to open the expGraph dialog in Origin.
      • Click Copy Page button to paste it into other applications. 
  • Close Dialog
    1. Click Finish button to apply the settings on the original graph and delete the copy.
    2. Click Keep Copy button to apply the settings on the copy and also keep the original graph.
    3. Click Cancel button to exit the dialog.



v3.0 Fixed bugs of Chinese version and Germany version
v2.8 Keep last-used settings for General Export dialog; bugs fixed; added new journal rules.
v2.3 Fix font list issue since system font list changed in Origin 2020; support new graph types of Origin 2020.
v2.0 Add a sub-dialog that allows exporting graphs directly without checking graph elements.

Reviews and Comments:
10/10/2021OriginLabHi JLB, 我们将会在 Origin 2022 支持中文界面。请关注新版本发布。
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06/15/2021yukiOriginlabHi Jiangx, 请将该问题的详细信息以及重复步骤发送至,帮忙我们修复该问题。

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03/26/2021Quanlin Yang 

09/04/2020instinctzsI hope to be able to open the older version of the download, not every user can use the latest version.


04/07/2020OriginLabHi Daxian_REN,

We will try our best to let the Apps support the lower versions, but sometimes we have to involve the functions in the higher versions, in this case some APPs might not be able to support the lower versions.
Thanks for all your understanding