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Re: centering output of Manipulate

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  • Subject: [mg112022] Re: centering output of Manipulate
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:04:01 -0400 (EDT)

You could use a combination of a Pane and adjusting the ImageSize of the

For a regular notebook:

    Plot[a/x, {x, 0.1, 1}, PlotRange -> {1, 10}], {a, 1, 2}], 350],
  TextAlignment -> Center]] 

For printout:

  Pane[Manipulate[Plot[a/x, {x, 0.1, 1}, PlotRange -> {1, 10},
     ImageSize -> 200], {a, 1, 2}], 260],
  TextAlignment -> Center]] 

David Park
djmpark at  

From: Alexei Boulbitch [mailto:alexei.boulbitch at] 

Dear community,
I sometimes try to center the output of the operator Manipulate on the 
notebook page. Previously I did it using Menu/Format/TextAlignment/Center.
Today David Park posted a nice function suitable for these purposes. 
However, after the centering I can see only the left half of the output 
panel. In contrast,
usual (e.g. not wrapped by the Manipulate) graphics always admits 
This is an example:
  Manipulate[Plot[a/x, {x, 0.1, 1}, PlotRange -> {1, 10}], {a, 1, 2}],
  TextAlignment -> Center]

Do you know the way to center the interactive graphics in general and 
Manipulate in particular in such a way that it
1) is visible completely centered within the cell on the screen
2) is visible completely centered horizontally on the page when printed 
(evidently not interactive in this case)
3) is visible completely centered horizontally on the page in the pdf 
file version (evidently not interactive also in this case)

Best, Alexei

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