add-real-minus-to-tick-labels
Last Update: 1/31/2019
Users occasionally ask how they can add a longer, "real" minus sign in their graph axis tick labels, in place of the short single-hyphen symbol ("-") used to represent a mathematical "minus" sign.
Beginning with Origin 2019, you can use the page.longminus property to substitute the hyphen and lower-case "x" used as a multiplication symbol in graph axis tick labels, for a "long minus" and a cleaner-looking multiplication symbol. This is especially helpful when displaying tick labels in Scientific or Engineering notations.
To use a "long minus" symbol in your axis tick labels:
page.longminus=1
Keywords:tick labels, subtraction, multiplication, Engineering, Scientific, power, exponent