GraphPad Prism 8 User Guide

Duplicating a graph

Duplicating a graph

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Duplicating a graph

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Duplicate a graph, and plot the same data

There are two reasons you might want to duplicate a graph:

You want two graphs of the same data. Maybe one in color and one in black and white. Or one plotting raw replicates and another with mean and error bar.

You are experimenting with different ways to graph your data. You can keep one graph while editing a copy, so exploring new ideas won't delete a graph you sort of like.

To duplicate a graph, go to it, click the New button, and choose Duplicate Current Sheet. Prism will create a duplicate of the graph, and both copies will plot the same data. Now you can change the properties of the new  graph without affecting the original. In some cases, you may want to later delete one of the copies.

Duplicate a graph, and plot new data

Prism offers two ways to duplicate a graph with its data table (and analyses). The two do basically the same thing, so it is a matter of preference which you use.

Duplicate family. Go to the graph you want to duplicate, click the New button, and choose Duplicate Family. The duplicated graph will look identical to the one you started with, but it will be graphing a duplicated data table and perhaps duplicated analyses. Edit the data on that table, and the new graph will update.

Clone a graph. Click the New button and choose New Data Table (+ Graph). On the New Data Table and Graph dialog, choose the Clone tab, and choose which graph to clone. Use tabs at the top to clone from a current project, a recent project or a saved example file.

When you clone a graph, you'll be asked if you want to delete the data (or part of the data) on the new data table. When you duplicate a family, you'll need to select and delete the data manually.