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Line breaks in publication standard captions

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg44217] Line breaks in publication standard captions
  • From: Goyder Dr HGD <H.Goyder at rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 05:53:28 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In most publications the caption under a graph, made up from several curves,
describes the various curves giving examples of the line style. This method
is more common and simpler than putting a legend in or beside the graph.
Thus a caption under a graph might read:-

Figure 5. Experimental data (dot dot dot dot ) from Jones [1]. Theoretical 
model using elliptic cylinder polynomials (line) Smith [2].
Theoretical model using Bessel functions of the third kind 
(dash dash dash dash) Newton [3]. Theoretical model using incomplete beta 
functions with a confocal twist (dot dash dot dash dot dash) Brunel [6].

In the above example the items in brackets are graphics of lines made up
from dots or dot-dash etc.

The code below is an extension of a method by Omega Consulting. That method
put the text-with-graphics in an array. The difference here is that I wish
to keep it all in a line which is wrapped according to the page width.

The problem is that having graphics-in-text spoils the line breaks (not the
page breaks). The lines tend to break after the graphics within the text. 

How can I get good line breaks in my captions? 

Thanks 

Hugh Goyder

An example

ClearAll[GraphicsCell];
GraphicsCell::"usage"="GraphicsCell[Graphics,Options] puts a graphics image
\
into a cell so that it can be combinded with other text. ";
GraphicsCell[gr_,Opts___]:=Cell[GraphicsData["PostScript",DisplayString[Show
[\
gr,DisplayFunction\[Rule] Identity,Opts]]]]

data= Table[{x,ArcTan[x-5] + Random[]/5},{x,0,10,0.5}];

p0 =ListPlot[data, DisplayFunction \[Rule] Identity];
 p1=Plot[ArcTan[x-3],{x,0,10},DisplayFunction \[Rule] Identity]; p2=Plot[
      ArcTan[x-4],{
        x,0,10},PlotStyle\[Rule]{Dashing[{0.01,0.01}]}, DisplayFunction \
\[Rule] Identity]; p3=Plot[ArcTan[x-6],{
    x,0,10},PlotStyle\[Rule]{Dashing[{0.01,0.01,0.001}]},
       DisplayFunction \[Rule] 
        Identity]; p4 =Show[p0,p1,p2,p3,Frame-> True,Axes-> False,TextStyle\
\[Rule]{FontFamily->"Times",FontSize\[Rule]12},FrameLabel\[Rule]{"Time / 
      sec","Difficulty / m"},DisplayFunction \[Rule] $DisplayFunction,
        ImageSize -> 6 72,Prolog->{PointSize[0.01],Thickness[0.004]}];  

(* Here I make the graphics that will go into the text. Big so that it is
clear *)

g1=Show[Graphics[{ Point/@{{0,0},{
        1,0},{2,0},{3,0},{
            4,0},{5,0}}}],
              PlotRange\[Rule]All,AspectRatio\[Rule]1/5,ImageSize ->
                 6 72,Prolog\[Rule]{PointSize[0.04],Thickness[0.004]}];


g2=Show[Graphics[{Line[{{0,0},{1,
        0}}]},PlotRange\[Rule]All,
              AspectRatio\[Rule]1/5,Prolog\[Rule]{PointSize[
          0.01],Thickness[0.004]},ImageSize -> 6 72]];

g3=Show[Graphics[{
          Dashing[{0.1,0.1}],Line[{{0,
          0},{1,0}}]},PlotRange\[Rule]All,AspectRatio\[Rule]1/10,ImageSize
-> \
6 72,{Prolog\[Rule]{PointSize[0.01],Thickness[0.004]},ImageSize->0.5*72}]];

g4=Show[Graphics[{Dashing[{0.1,0.1,0.01,0.1}],Line[{{0,0},{1,
              0}}]},PlotRange\[Rule]All,AspectRatio\[Rule]1/10,ImageSize ->
                 6 72,Prolog\[Rule]{PointSize[0.01],Thickness[0.004]}]];

(* Now make the graphics the correct size for the publication *)

p4a=Show[p4,Prolog\[Rule] \
{PointSize[0.01],Thickness[0.004]},ImageSize\[Rule]5 72];

g1a=Show[g1,Prolog\[Rule] {PointSize[0.1],Thickness[
        0.04]},ImageSize\[Rule]0.5 72];
g2a=Show[g2,Prolog\[Rule] {PointSize[0.1],Thickness[0.04]},
        ImageSize\[Rule]0.5 72];
g3a=Show[g3,Prolog\[Rule] {PointSize[0.1],Thickness[
        0.04]},ImageSize\[Rule]0.5 72];
g4a=Show[g4,Prolog\[Rule] {PointSize[0.1],Thickness[0.04]},
        ImageSize\[Rule]0.5 72];

(* Print one cell containing the graphic and the captions-with-graphics *)

CellPrint[
  Cell[
    BoxData[
      RowBox[{GraphicsCell[p4a],
          "\n
      Figure 5. Experimental data ",GraphicsCell[g1a]," from Jones [1]. 
          Theoretical model using elliptic cylinder polynomials \
",GraphicsCell[g2a]," Smith [2]. Theoretical model using 
          Bessel functions of the third kind ",GraphicsCell[g3a], " Newton \
[3]. Theoretical model using incomplete beta functions with a confocal twist
\
",GraphicsCell[g4a]," Brunel [6]."}]
      ],"Text",FontFamily->"Times",FontSize\[Rule]12]
  ]


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