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Re: Rotated text labels

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  • Subject: [mg106481] Re: [mg106462] Rotated text labels
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:47:45 -0500 (EST)
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Do the rotation in the Text statement.

Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 10},
 Epilog -> {Text[
    Style[" Text ", 14, FontFamily -> "Helvetica"], {1, 0.5}, {0, 
     0}, {1, 3}]}]

David Park
djmpark at  

From: koringkriek [mailto:astronerma at] 

I want to add text labels on my plots and some of them need to be
rotated. Usually I do it this way, eg.

Graphics[Rotate[Text[Style[" Text ",Medium,FontFamily->"Helvetica" ],

But as you can see, the label is distorted. This is not the case if
the aspect ratio of the plot is set to automatic:

Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,10}, AspectRatio->Automatic],
Graphics[Rotate[Text[Style[" Text ",Medium,FontFamily->"Helvetica" ],

But it is very rare that I can (want to) set the AspectRatio option to
Automatic in my plots.

Is there any way to get the rotated text labels that are not


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