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Origin 2024b Feature Highlights

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Redo and Improved Undo

This version introduces Redo feature, and improved Undo to enhance your user experience:

  • Redo (Ctrl+Y) allows you to quickly reapply an action without having to repeat the steps manually
  • If you accidentally undo too many actions, redo lets you recover those actions without losing your work
  • Undo (Ctrl+Z) works in more actions, such as delete folder, change plot or object orders
  • Undo Window Positioning (Ctrl+Shift+Z) such as minimizing, resizing, moving


Annotation and Graphic Object Improvements

Several improvements have been made for editing and manipulating text annotation and graphic objects:

  • CTRL+Drag to create duplicate object(s) at new location
  • Center, left, or right align a single object relative to page
  • Edit member(s) of grouped object without ungrouping
  • Show Plots/Show Graph Object toggle button in Object Manager
  • Display text contents in Object Manager
  • Out-of-page object indicator (gray background) in Object Manager
  • Edit Points Mini toolbar to change Polyline, Curve, Polygon, and Region shapes


Unstack or Split Date/Time Data Based on Time Interval

Convert long-format (XY) Time Series data into wide-format (XYXYXY...) for easy graphing, exploration and analysis of the sub-segments:

  • Common Time Intervals: Year, Month, Week, Day, Hour, Minute
  • Auto-detection of Date column in Source Sheet
  • Set Start and End in Interval and Date Wrapping
  • Option to add Additional Label Rows to identify date and time intervals of the sub-segments
  • Customize Date info. in output


Time Series Explorer Graph

Use the Time Series Explorer graph template to graphically explore time series data:

  • Graph template is available under Extended Templates from Plot menu
  • Lower level displays entire time series
  • Set time interval for ROI using drop-down menu
  • Data for chosen interval is displayed on top layer
  • Use forward/backward and play buttons to flip through and explore data

Time Series Analysis App

Origin provides the following Time Series tools to help users explore, visualize, and analyze their time series data.

Trend & Decomposition

  • Trend Analysis
  • Time Series Decomposition


  • Moving Average
  • Single Exp Smoothing
  • Double Exp Smoothing
  • Winter's Method

Stationary Test

Spectral Analysis

Univariate or Bivariate

  • Daniell Method
  • Lag Window


  • Autocorrelation
  • Partial Autocorrelation
  • Cross Correlation


  • Prewhitening

Lag & Differences

  • Differences
  • Lag

Time Series Plots


Time series decomposition using the Time Series app

Create Graphs Directly from Image Window

Plot menu for Image Window, no need to convert image to matrix data.

  • Histogram
  • Contour & Heatmap
  • Image Plot & Image as Background
  • Contour Profile & Image Profile for grayscale image
  • 3D surface
  • Browser panel to toggle graph for different frames in same image window

Create graphs directly from image window without the need to convert to matrix. This example shows 3D Surface Plot and Profile Plot combined with Browser Panel to select from multiple images in an image stack.

ROI-based Data Extraction from Graph

It is now possible to select data interactively on graph and then extract to a separate worksheet:

  • Different ROI shapes supported: Rectangle, Oval, Arbitrary shape
  • Multiple ROIs supported
  • Specify which plot(s) to extract data from
  • Extract data in active or all ROIs to new sheet, append rows, append columns

Example of extracting data using multiple ROIs on graph

Working with Files on SharePoint, OneDrive and Google Drive

You can now work with files stored on SharePoint from Origin:

  • Connect to data files (such as Text/CSV or Excel) on SharePoint to import data
  • Open Origin project from SharePoint, make changes, and save back to SharePoint
  • When opening projects, if the project is currently open by a colleague, Origin will open as read-only
  • You can now open and save Origin project files also from OneDrive and Google Drive

New Graph Types

The following new graph types have been added in this version:

  • Hierarchical Edge Bundling
  • 3D XYZ Floating Bar
  • Streamline Plot
  • Contour + Gradient


3D XYZ Floating Bars Plot


Hierarchical Edge Bundling Plot


Contour with Streamline Plot


Contour Line Plot with Gradient Vectors

New Apps

The following new Apps are available with this latest version:

Other Features


  • Remove Operations for sheet/layer, window, folder or whole project
  • Ctrl + Shift + click on Mini Toolbar buttons to view LabTalk Script
  • Light mode child window color control
  • LT Gray Dark Theme
  • Only show Project File Name in Title bar
  • Auto import on when files added/deleted in folder
  • More Apps menu under Statistics, Analysis: Fitting, ...


  • Mini toolbar to reverse axis from and to values
  • Ctrl+Shift+E hotkey to fit page size to layers
  • Arrow along line plot
  • Mini toolbar to show label at Min & Max position of Contour graph
  • Skip data points in 3D scatter graph
  • Specify drop lines at y = positions
  • Double-Z axis in 3D surface graph
  •  %(CRLF) and \n to wrap date/time tick label & show date for 1st tick of the day only
  • Export TIF, PNG with transparency

Data Handling

  • Transpose worksheet improvements
  • Ignore hidden rows when dragging to auto fill data
  • More options when filling patterned Date/Time in column
  • Sparkline speed improvements with large number of columns
  • Delete, set scope of multiple named ranges together
  • Copy mask status from columns(s) to column(s)

How to get Origin 2024

How to get Origin 2024b?

If you have version 2018 through 2024, you can simply install and run this new version. No license activation is needed as long as you are eligible for this new version.

Release Notes

Key Features by Version

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