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GraphicsColumn[{g1, g2, ...}]
generates a graphic in which the gi are laid out in a column, with g1 above g2, etc.
GraphicsColumn[list, alignment]
aligns each element horizontally in the specified way.
GraphicsColumn[list, alignment, spacing]
leaves the specified spacing between successive elements.
  • The output from GraphicsColumn can be interactively resized, or edited as a graphic.
  • Possible alignments are:
Leftleft justified (default)
Rightright justified
Fullstretched if possible to full width
Automaticalignment points of successive items aligned
  • GraphicsColumn will by default make all items the same height, preserving individual aspect ratios for graphics, and leaving space if necessary.
  • Possible overall spacings between items are:
han absolute number of printer's points
Scaled[s]a fraction s of the height of an item
  • The gi can be any expressions, not just graphics.
  • The following options can be given:
Alignment{Center,Center}horizontal and vertical alignment of elements
AspectRatioAutomaticratio of height to width for the whole column
BackgroundNonewhat background colors to use
BaselinePositionAutomaticwhat to align with a surrounding text baseline
BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the column
DividersNonewhere to draw divider lines in the column
FrameNonewhere to draw frames in the column
FrameStyleAutomaticstyle to use for frames
ImageSizeAutomaticoverall size of the whole graphics column
SpacingsScaled[0.1]horizontal and vertical spacings
  • Common settings for Frame include:
Noneno frame
Trueframe around the whole column
Allframe around every item in the column
{s1,s2,...,sn}use s1 through sn; then use defaults
{{c}}use c in all cases
{{c1,c2}}alternate between c1 and c2
{{c1,c2,...}}cycle through all ci
{s,{c}}use s, then repeatedly use c
{s1,{c},sn}use s1, then repeatedly use c, but use sn at the end
use the first sequence of si at the beginning, then cyclically use the ci, then use the last sequence of si at the end
{s1,s2,...,{},sm,...,sn}use the first sequence of si at the beginning and the last sequence at the end
{i1->v1,i2->v2,...}specify what to use at positions ik
{spec,rules}use rules to override specifications in spec
  • With settings of the form {s1, s2, ..., {...}, sm, ..., sn}, if there are more si specified than items in the column, si from the beginning are used for the first items, and ones from the end are used for the last items.
  • With the setting ItemSize->Automatic, GraphicsColumn will keep each item a fixed multiple of its original height, rather than making all items the same height.
  • For a column of n elements, Dividers and Spacings can specify settings for the n+1 gaps between elements, starting before the first element, and ending after the last element.
specapply spec to all gaps between items
{specx,specy}apply speci to successive horizontal and vertical gaps
  • The speci can have the same forms as for Alignment, Background and other item-oriented options.
Axisaxis of the middle row in the column (default)
Baselinebaseline of the middle row in the column
Bottombottom of the whole column
Centerhalfway from top to bottom
Toptop of the whole column
{i,pos}position pos in element i
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "GraphicsColumn" style in the current stylesheet.
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