Plot Window

A plot window is the area used for creating and modifying graphs. When you first open Grapher, you can choose to start from an empty plot window. Multiple plot windows can be open at one time. Click the document tabs to easily move between multiple plot windows.

Plot Document Pages

A plot document can have multiple pages. By default a plot document is created with a single page.

  • Add pages to the plot document by clicking the + button next to the page tabs. Pages are displayed as tabs at the bottom of the plot window.
  • Remove pages from the plot document by clicking the X on the tab.
  • Double-click the tab name, type a new name, and press ENTER to rename the page.
  • Duplicate a page and all of its contents by right-clicking the desired tab and selecting Duplicate in the context menu.
  • Click and drag the page tabs to reorder the pages.

The page tabs are displayed at the bottom of the plot document.

Click the tab to activate the page. The active page is displayed in the plot window. Only the active page is printed or exported. When saving to a Grapher 13 or earlier file format, only the active page is saved.

Plot Document Commands



Opens, closes, saves, and prints files. Provides links to online references and email templates. Controls options and default settings. Provides access to licensing information and Grapher version number.


Contains the commands for creating graphs as well as some of the most commonly used commands.


Contains the commands for adding and editing drawn objects, OLE objects, images, and inset zoom objects.


Contains the commands for editing the page layout and printing options as well as the arrangement of the objects on the page.


Controls zoom, redraw, the window layout, and the display of managers, status bar, tabbed documents, rulers, and drawing grid.


Contains links to record or run a script and open the automation or BASIC language help files.

Graph Tools

Contains commands to modify and add items to graphs and plots.

The Application/Document Control menu commands control the size and position of the application window or the document window.

Tab View

The plot, worksheet, and grid windows are displayed as tabbed documents. When more than one window is open, tabs appear at the top of the document, allowing you to click on a tab to switch to a different window. The tabs may be dragged to reorder them. When a document contains unsaved changes, an asterisk (*) appears next to its tabbed name. The asterisk is removed once the changes have been saved.

See Also

Grapher User Interface

Grid Document

Worksheet Document

Creating Graphs

Automating Grapher

Selecting Objects

Object Manager

Property Manager

Worksheet Manager

Exporting Graphs

Worksheet Document