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adding text to a plot erases plot?

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  • From: marco cirelli <marco.cirelli at>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 03:04:34 -0400 (EDT)
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I have the following very annoying problem in generating plots and 
other graphic stuff.
I searched the Archives and the Web for help but I was not able to 
solve it.
Maybe it is a trivial issue so I really hope someone can help.

When I add a text cell to a plot, it happens that the text cell 
"overwrites" all what is drawn at the right-hand-side of the cell. It's 
like the text cell had a white background that extends indefinitly on 
the right and covers the plot.

For instance, a simple command is:
Plot[x,{x,0,1},Epilog->{Text["a line",{0.3,0.5}]}]

The graphic result is Figure1 posted on my webpage

The same happens with the Ticks of the Frame (see Figure 2), and also 
if I use different ways of adding text to a plot, like 
Show[Graphics[{xxx,Text}]]  (see Figure 3).

I'm running Mathematica 5.0 on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) on an Apple 
PowerBook G4.
The problem appeared after a while, so it can be I toggled an option 
that I don't remember (unlikely), but I tried a complete reinstallation 
of Mathematica without success.

Did anybody hear of the same problem? Can please anybody help?
Thank you very much.

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Marco Cirelli
PostDoc in Theoretical Particle Physics
Sloane Physics Lab - Yale University
217 Prospect St
P.O.Box 208120
New Haven, CT 06520-8120, USA
phone: +1.203.432 3653
fax: +1.203.432 5419
marco.cirelli at

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