# Combining Plots from Different Graphs

In Grapher, a Graph
is an object that contains the plots, axes, legends, summation plots,
and other items used to display data as any of the plot
types. Plots are the lines,
symbols, or bars that display the data on the graph. Plots can be added
to a graph with the Home | Add
to Graph | Plot command or can be moved between graphs in the Object
Manager.

## Adding a Plot to an Existing Graph

To add a plot to an existing graph:

Click on the existing plot, axis, or graph
in the Object Manager to select
it.

Click the Home
| Add to Graph | Plot command.

Select the plot type and click OK.

Set the axes to use for the new plot, if
required, and click OK.

Select the worksheet to use for the new plot,
if required, and click Open.

The new plot is added to the existing graph.

## Dragging a Plot from One Graph to Another

To drag a plot from one graph to another:

Click on a plot in the Object
Manager.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag
the plot to a different graph object.

Release the mouse button.

If multiple axes exist in the new graph,
select the Graph, X Axis,
and Y Axis in the dialog
and click OK.

The plot is moved to the new graph and is
drawn using the selected axes. The old graph still exists, but can
be deleted if desired.

## Copying a Plot from One Plot Window to Another

To copy a plot from one plot window to another:

Open a .GRF, .GPJ, or .GRT file.

Click on a plot in the Object
Manager.

Click the Home
| Clipboard | Copy command.

Open another .GRF, .GPJ, or .GRT file.

Click the Home
| Clipboard | Paste command.

In the Choose
Axes dialog, select the appropriate Graph,
X Axis, and Y Axis.
Click OK.

The plot is copied to the new plot window
in the appropriate graph.

## Notes:

Some plot types, such as radar plots and pie
charts, cannot be moved between plots.

When more than one axis of any type exists
on the graph, a dialog appears where you specify which axes to use.

2D plots can be moved to 3D plots, but the
plot does not become a 3D plot. If you want to move a 2D plot to a
3D plot, first convert the 2D plot to a 3D plot using the Graph
Tools | Convert | Graph to 2D/3D command . Then, drag and drop
the 3D plot into the other 3D graph.

A 3D plot can be moved to a 2D graph. The 3D
plot becomes a 2D plot.

An XYZ plot can be moved to a 2D or 3D graph.
If you drag a XYZ plot to a 2D graph, only two dimensions are displayed.
If you drag a XYZ plot to a 3D graph, Grapher
automatically adds a new Z axis.

Congratulations! You have completed
the Grapher advanced tutorial
lessons.

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See Also

Add
to Graph

Change
Plot To

Object
Manager