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Re: adding text to a plot erases plot?

Thanks anyone for the replies.

In case anyone else encounters the problem:
I solved the issue "brute-force" by resetting all the Preferences to 
their default value (hold Shift+Option keys down at Mathematica 
start-up, on a Macintosh).
So most probably the cause was an obscure preference toggled 
unintentionally, although I don't know which and how.


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "marco cirelli" <marco.cirelli at>
To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg57774] [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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