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How to | Add Text outside the Plot Area
Whether for simple annotation or to produce publication-quality plots, adding text outside the area of plots is one of many customization features that Mathematica provides to tailor plots to your needs.
This is a selection of examples from the complete "How to" screencast. »
To add text outside the area of a plot or graphic, first click the plot to make the resize handles visible.
Using Ctrl+drag on Windows, or Cmd+drag on Macintosh, drag a resize handle to add space for text:
Bring up the Drawing Tools palette by selecting it from the Graphics menu:
Click on the Drawing Tools palette:
The cursor will appear with a small "T", indicating that you can add text. Click where you want to add text:
Type in your text:
You can also add other annotations, such as arrows, using tools from the Drawing Tools palette to draw on top of the graphic.