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Re: adding text to a plot erases plot?

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  • From: "Tomas Garza" <tgarza10 at>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 02:03:56 -0400 (EDT)
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I'm afraid I don't encounter this situation in my machine (Windows XP, MMA 
5.1.1). The plot is correct with the text situated where it should.
Tomas Garza
Mexico City
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From: "marco cirelli" <marco.cirelli at>
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Subject: [mg57750] [mg57688] adding text to a plot erases plot?

> Hi,
> 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.
> Marco
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> Marco Cirelli
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> New Haven, CT 06520-8120, USA
> phone: +1.203.432 3653
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> marco.cirelli at

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