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Re: Line breaks in publication standard captions

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  • Subject: [mg44235] Re: Line breaks in publication standard captions
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2003 03:34:20 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The University of Western Australia
  • References: <bnlims$pb3$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <bnlims$pb3$1 at smc.vnet.net>,
 Goyder Dr HGD <H.Goyder at rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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? 

I use inline cells instead as follows:

Cell[TextData[{  "Figure 5. Experimental data ",  Cell[BoxData[      
FormBox[        StyleBox[          RowBox[{          "\[CenterDot]", 
"\[CenterDot]", "\[CenterDot]",             "\[CenterDot]"}],          
FontSize->16], TraditionalForm]]],  " from Jones [1]. Theoretical model 
using elliptic cylinder \polynomials ",  Cell[BoxData[      FormBox[        
StyleBox["\[LongDash]",          FontSize->22], TraditionalForm]]],  " 
Smith [2]. Theoretical model using Bessel functions of the third \kind 
(",  Cell[BoxData[      FormBox[        StyleBox[          RowBox[{"-", 
" ",             RowBox[{"-", " ",               RowBox[{"-", " ", 
"-"}]}]}],          FontSize->16], TraditionalForm]]],  ") Newton [3]. 
Theoretical model using incomplete beta functions \with a confocal twist 
(",  Cell[BoxData[      FormBox[        StyleBox[          RowBox[{          
"\[CenterDot]", "\[LongDash]", "\[CenterDot]",             
"\[LongDash]", "\[CenterDot]", "\[LongDash]"}],          FontSize->16], 
TraditionalForm]]],  ") Brunel [6]."}], "Text"]

This is usually fine and is very easy to type directly from the keyboard.

Cheers,
Paul

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