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# Graphics Primitives for Text

With the Text graphics primitive, you can insert text at any position in two- or three-dimensional Mathematica graphics. Unless you explicitly specify a style or font using Style, the text will be given in the graphic's base style.
 Text[expr,{x,y}] text centered at the point {x, y} Text[expr,{x,y},{-1,0}] text with its left-hand end at {x, y} Text[expr,{x,y},{1,0}] right-hand end at {x, y} Text[expr,{x,y},{0,-1}] centered above {x, y} Text[expr,{x,y},{0,1}] centered below {x, y} Text[expr,{x,y},{dx,dy}] text positioned so that {x, y} is at relative coordinates {dx, dy} within the box that bounds the text Text[expr,{x,y},{dx,dy},{0,1}] text oriented vertically to read from bottom to top Text[expr,{x,y},{dx,dy},{0,-1}] text that reads from top to bottom Text[expr,{x,y},{dx,dy},{-1,0}] text that is upside-down

Two-dimensional text.

This generates five pieces of text, and displays them in a plot.
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Here is some vertically oriented text with its left-hand side at the point {2, 2}.
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When you specify an offset for text, the relative coordinates that are used are taken to run from -1 to 1 in each direction across the box that bounds the text. The point {0, 0} in this coordinate system is defined to be center of the text. Note that the offsets you specify need not lie in the range -1 to 1.
Note that you can specify the color of a piece of text by preceding the Text graphics primitive with an appropriate RGBColor or other graphics directive.
 Text[expr,{x,y,z}] text centered at the point {x, y, z} Text[expr,{x,y,z},{sdx,sdy}] text with a two-dimensional offset

Three-dimensional text.

This puts text at the specified position in three dimensions.
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Note that when you use text in three-dimensional graphics, Mathematica assumes that the text is never hidden by any polygons or other objects.
 option name default value Background None background color BaseStyle {} style or font specification FormatType StandardForm format type

Options for Text.

By default the text is just put straight on top of whatever graphics have already been drawn.
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Now there is a rectangle with the background color of the whole plot enclosing the text.
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