File Menu Commands

The File menu opens, closes, saves, and prints files, provides links to online references and email templates, controls options and default settings, and provides licensing information and the Grapher version number.


Some commands are only available when viewing a plot window or worksheet window. For example, the Save To Multi-Sheet Excel File command is only enabled when viewing a worksheet window.



Creates a new plot document, plot from an existing template, worksheet, template, or Excel window


Opens a file in a plot document, worksheet, or grid window

Open Excel

Opens an .XLS or .XLSX file in a native Excel window


Closes the active document

Close All

Closes all documents


Saves the active document

Save As

Saves the active document window in the specified format

Save To Multi-Sheet Excel File

Saves the selected open worksheets to a multi-sheet Excel XLSX file.


Imports graphics files in the plot window or imports data files in the worksheet window.


Exports graphics files

Reload Data

Updates graphs where the source data has been modified outside of Grapher (or within Grapher when worksheet auto-updating is disabled).

Page Setup

Formats the page for printing


Prints the active document

Print Multiple

Prints a template file using multiple data files


Checks for a Grapher update and provides links to the home page, main product page, frequently asked questions, knowledge base, and forums


Send a problem report, suggestion, or information request to Golden Software


Sets general program options, and default settings for rulers, page, grids, digitizing format, line properties, fill properties, text properties, and symbol properties. Only available from the plot window.


Sets default values for basic objects, graphs, plots, axes, and legends. Only available from the plot window.

Customize Ribbon

Add, remove, and move commands, tabs, and groups on the ribbon.

License Info

Display licensing information, including trial or maintenance expiration dates, single-user product key, or concurrent license server.

About Grapher

Displays program version information

Recent Documents

Lists ten recently opened or pinned files.


Closes Grapher



See Also

Grapher User Interface


Quick Access Toolbar

Home Tab Commands

Insert Tab Commands

Layout Tab Commands

View Tab Commands

Automation Tab Commands

Graph Tools Tab Commands

Data Tools Tab Commands

Grid Tools Tab Commands