The Data Display tool provides a dynamic display of the XY coordinates of a data point or of the location of the cursor on the screen. The Data Display tool opens when selecting these Tools toolbar tools.
Beginning with Origin 2018, you can hover on a data point to read data point coordinates.
To enlarge or reduce the tool's display, drag a corner of the window. As a floating tool, position it anywhere in Origin's workspace.
If the Data Display tool fails to display, see this FAQ.
Shortcut menu commands made available by right-clicking on the tool's title bar
Shortcut menu commands made available by right-clicking inside the tool
*This shortcut menu command is only available when the Automatically Fit to Display check box in the Data Display Format dialog box is cleared (see below).
To customize the tool's coordinate display including the font, font color, and tool background color, right-click on the tool and select Properties from the shortcut menu. This shortcut menu command opens the Data Display Format dialog box.