6.1.8 Error Bars with Fill Area

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This graph displays three datasets with error bars. The error bars have been set to draw as lines with fill areas. Transparency has been set for all three curves so that data in overlapping regions can be clearly seen.

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Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 8.5.1 SR0

What you will learn

  • Plot the error bar with fill area
  • Set transparency for error bar
  • Set and save custom color


This tutorial is associated with <Origin EXE Folder>\Samples\Tutorial Data.opj.
Also, you can refer to this graph in Learning Center. (Select Help: Learning Center menu or press F11 key , and then open Line and Symbol)

  1. Open Tutorial Data.opj and browse to the Error Bars with Fill Area folder in Project Explorer (PE).
  2. Highlight all columns in the worksheet. In the main menu, select Plot > Basic 2D : Line.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 02.png
  3. Click on one error bar of three plots, and click one the Fill Area button in the Mini Toolbar.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 03.png
  4. Click on one plot line, and then click Line Color button in the Mini Toolbar. Under the By Plots tab, press Ctrl key and click the color list to open the Increment Editor dialog.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 04.png
  5. In Increment Editor dialog, you can custom the color list. Click on the first color in the list, then click on the add color well under Custom to open Color dialog. Enter the color Hex code 9BBB59 to create a custom color as below:
    Error Bars with Fill Area 05.png
  6. Cutom the second and third color as Hex(#C0504D), Hex(#4F81BD) respectively. Delete other color in this list and save this color increment list. Then this new color list will be set as increment list for the plots.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 06.png
  7. Click on one plot line again, and set Line Thickness to 3.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 07.png
  8. Double click on one plot line to open the Plot Details dialog, and set the Transparency to 50%
    Error Bars with Fill Area 08.png
  9. Click on the error bar of three color one by one to set the Fill Color to Hex(#9BBB59), Hex(#C0504D) and Hex(#4F81BD) respectively.
    Error Bars with Fill Area 09.png
  10. Click on the Enable/Disable Anti-Aliasing button Button Anti Aliasing.png to smooth the graph.