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mlreportgen.ppt.Text class

Package: mlreportgen.ppt

Text to include in a presentation

Description

Use an object of the mlreportgen.ppt.Text class to include text in a PPT API presentation.

The mlreportgen.ppt.Text class is a handle class.

Class Attributes

HandleCompatible
true
ConstructOnLoad
true

For information on class attributes, see Class Attributes.

Creation

Description

textObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Text() creates an empty mlreportgen.ppt.Text object.

example

textObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Text(text) creates an mlreportgen.ppt.Text object with the Content property set to text.

Properties

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Text content, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Whether to use bold for the text, specified as true or false. Specify true for bold text.

Data Types: logical

Font family for the text, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font that appears in the font list in Microsoft® PowerPoint®. To see the font list, in PowerPoint, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow to the right of the font.

Font family for complex scripts, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font family to use when substituting in a locale that requires a complex script, such as Arabic or Asian, to render text.

Font color for the text, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Font size of the text, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '11pt' specifies 11 points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Whether to use italic for the text, specified as true or false. Specify true for italic text.

Data Types: logical

Strikethrough style for the text, specified as one of these values:

  • 'single' — Single horizontal line

  • 'none' — No strikethrough line

  • 'double' — Double horizontal line

Whether to display the text as a subscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders the text as a subscript.

Data Types: logical

Whether to display the text as a superscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders the text as a superscript.

Data Types: logical

Underline style for the text, specified as one of these values:

ValueDescription
'single'Single underline
'double'Double underline
'heavy'Thick underline
'words'Only words underlined (not spaces)
'dotted'Dotted underline
'dottedheavy'Thick, dotted underline
'dash'Dashed underline
'dashheavy'Thick, dashed underline
'dashlong'Long, dashed underline
'dashlongheavy'Thick, long, dashed underline
'dotdash'Dot-dash underline
'dotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dash underline
'dotdotdash'Dot-dot-dash underline
'dotdotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dot-dash underline
'wavy'Wavy underline
'wavyheavy'Thick, wavy underline
'wavydouble'Wavy, double underline
'none'No underline

Text formatting, specified as a cell array of PPT format objects.

Add format objects by concatenating the existing value of the Style property with a cell array that contains the format objects that you are adding. For example:

txt = mlreportgen.ppt.Text('my text');
txt.Style = [txt.Style {Bold(true),FontColor('red')}];

See Presentation Formatting Approaches.

Child elements of this object, specified as a cell array of PPT objects. This property is read-only.

Parent of this object, specified as a PPT object. This property is read-only.

Tag for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique tag is generated as part of the creation of this object. The generated tag has the form CLASS:ID, where CLASS is the object class and ID is the value of the Id property of the object.

Specifying your own tag value can help you to identify where an issue occurred during presentation generation.

ID for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique ID is generated as part of object creation. You can specify an ID to replace the generated ID.

Examples

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Use an mlreportgen.ppt.Text object to add text to a presentation. This example uses mlreportgen.ppt.Text objects to add text to the title of one slide and the content of another slide.

Create a presentation.

import mlreportgen.ppt.*
ppt = Presentation("myTextPresentation.pptx");
open(ppt);

Add two slides to the presentation.

slide1 = add(ppt,"Title Slide");
slide2 = add(ppt,"Title and Content");

Create an mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph object to use for the title of the presentation.

p1 = Paragraph;

Create an mlreportgen.ppt.Text object with bold and red content, and append it to the paragraph.

titleText = Text("My Presentation Title");
titleText.Bold = true;
titleText.FontColor = "red";
append(p1,titleText);

Replace the title in the first slide with the paragraph.

replace(slide1,"Title",p1);

Create a paragraph for the content of the second slide.

 p2 = Paragraph("My content");
 append(p2,Text(" for the second slide"));

Replace the content in the second slide with the paragraph.

 replace(slide2,"Content",p2);

Close and view the presentation.

close(ppt);
rptview(ppt);

Here are the slides in the generated presentation:

Introduced in R2015b