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  • From: "Jose Luis Gomez" <jose.luis.gomez at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:49:02 -0500 (EST)
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Dear Daniel

The following code is based in a previous answer to a similar question in
this forum. The original answer was given by Carl Woll [carlw at].
This is the code:

myplot = Plot[BesselJ[0, x], {x, 0, 10}];
First@ImportString[ExportString[myplot, "PDF"], "PDF"]

The image that is produced with this code, when resized, the "text" and the
"ticks" are also resized.

Best regards!


-----Mensaje original-----
De: D. Grady [mailto:D.C.Grady at]
Enviado el: Mi=E9rcoles, 27 de Febrero de 2008 03:23 a.m.
Para: mathgroup at
Asunto: [mg85894] Text does not scale with size of graphic

This is probably a silly question, but I was wondering why it is that
text in a graphic remains the same size when the graphic is resized.
For example, if you look at

Plot[BesselJ[0, x], {x, 0, 10}]

and drag the resizing handles around, you see that, independent of all
the other graphic elements, the tick labels stay the same size no
matter what size you make the plot.  What is the reason for this?

I often want to make an array of relatively small graphics, but a
problem with doing this is that the tick labels can crowd out the rest
of the graphic.  In the past I've just eliminated the tick labels; is
there a way to introduce text that does scale with the size of the

Thanks for any help!


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