This is documentation for Mathematica 6, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# Text

 Text[expr]displays with expr in plain text format. Text[expr, coords]is a graphics primitive that displays the textual form of expr centered at the point specified by coords.
• The text is displayed by default in StandardForm, but in a typical textual font such as Times.
• Text can be used in both two- and three-dimensional graphics.
• In graphics, Text[expr] is equivalent to Text[expr, {0, 0}] or Text[expr, {0, 0, 0}].
• Text[expr, coords] works like Inset[expr, coords].
• The coordinates can be specified either as {x, y, ...} or as Scaled[{x, y, ...}].  »
• In two dimensions, coordinates can also be specified using Offset.  »
• Text[expr, coords, offset] specifies an offset for the block of text relative to the coordinates given. Giving an offset {sdx, sdy} specifies that the point {x, y} should lie at relative coordinates {sdx, sdy} within the bounding rectangle that encloses the text. Each relative coordinate runs from -1 to +1 across the bounding rectangle.
• The offsets specified need not be in the range -1 to +1.
• Sample offsets to use in two-dimensional graphics include:
 {0,0} text centered at {x, y} {-1,0} left-hand end at {x, y} {1,0} right-hand end at {x, y} {0,-1} centered above {x, y} {0,1} centered below {x, y}
• Text[expr, coords, offset, dir] specifies the orientation of the text is given by the direction vector dir. Possible values of dir are:
 {1,0} ordinary horizontal text {0,1} vertical text reading from bottom to top {0,-1} vertical text reading from top to bottom {-1,0} horizontal upside-down text
• Text in three-dimensional graphics is placed at a position that corresponds to the projection of the point {x, y, z} specified. Text is drawn in front of all other objects.
• The following options can be given:
 Background None background color ContentSelectable Automatic whether to allow selection of contents FormatType Automatic format type
• Outside of graphics, Text[expr] effectively generates a TextCell.
Display an expression in plain text format:
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Display a text in 2D graphics:
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Display a text in 3D graphics:
 Out[1]=
 Scope   (10)
 Options   (3)