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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.



v3.91 08/23/2023 update icon for dark mode
v3.9 02/15/2023 Updated to control more lines
v3.89 10/31/2022 Fixed bug of modifying line thickness.
v3.85 8/17/2022 Fixed bugs.
v3.8 6/8/2022 Updated ini and added Nature Single Column.
v3.7 Fix bug of setting font size in Non-English version
v3.6 Fix bugs in Origin 2022
v3.5 Support more journals
v3.3 Support to enter customize font size and line thickness
v3.1 Remove General Export dialog; Localization
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:
05/04/2024mclaughjTerrific tool to standardize graphs for publishing. Saved me a great deal of time in putting graph panels together along with the Append/Graph merge tools. Much appreciated.

11/15/2023Daria Buklesheva 


OriginLab Technical Service

09/13/2023 下载了用不了




02/20/2023Sheng Shaolongyes