Clear Filters
Clear Filters

Text location

277 views (last 30 days)
Jorge
Jorge on 6 Feb 2011
Commented: Walter Roberson on 5 Oct 2018
Is possible put a text in a determinated position, for example, at the top left?

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Feb 2011
text(0,1,'Your String','Units','normalized')
  3 Comments
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Feb 2011
And the OP then talks about text() needing coordinates to locate the text within the figure, which is not something that text() ever did. We conclude that the OP was using the wrong terminology.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Oct 2018
h = annotation('textbox', [0 1 0 0], 'String', 'YourString', 'FitBoxToText', true);

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (4)

Jan
Jan on 6 Feb 2011
FigH = figure;
AxesH = axes('Parent', FigH, ...
'Units', 'normalized', ...
'Position', [0, 0, 1, 1], ...
'Visible', 'off', ...
'XLim', [0, 1], ...
'YLim', [0, 1], ...
'NextPlot', 'add');
TextH = text(0,1, 'Top left', ...
'HorizontalAlignment', 'left', ...
'VerticalAlignment', 'top');
Now you can inspect the properties with "get(TextH)" or "set(TextH)" for further adjustments.
Sometimes a UICONTROL('Style', 'text') is easier, because it does not need the invisible full-figure AXES object.

RonE
RonE on 4 Oct 2018
I find the documentation on 'text' to be nearly useless in this matter. The following places text at the top left of the graph.
ylimits = ylim;
ymax = ylimits(2);
vert_spacing = ymax/47; %may have to experiment with this #
text(10, ymax-vert_spacing*1, 'Line 1');
text(10, ymax-vert_spacing*2, 'Line 2');
...

Jiro Doke
Jiro Doke on 6 Feb 2011
What do you mean "top left"? Top left of the figure? Top left of the screen? Top left of the axes?
Have you looked at the function text?
  3 Comments
Jorge
Jorge on 6 Feb 2011
The text needs a pair of coordinates to locate it in the figure. In the case of the legend there is an option to place it in different positions through the property "location". Is possible use the property "location" with text? Thanks
Jiro Doke
Jiro Doke on 6 Feb 2011
"text" doesn't have that option.

Sign in to comment.


Vieniava
Vieniava on 6 Feb 2011
Edited: John Kelly on 26 Feb 2015

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!