is an option that specifies the labels associated with the frame around a cell.


  • CellFrameLabels->{{left,right},{bottom,top}} specifies the labels to the left, right, bottom, and top of the cell frame, respectively. If None is given for a value, then no label will be shown.
  • Cell frame labels can be specified as strings or raw cell expressions.
  • CellFrameLabels->None is equivalent to giving a value of {{None,None},{None,None}}.
  • A cell frame label will display even if there is no cell frame. If the cell has no frame but a specified background color, the labels will appear outside of the cell's background rectangle.
  • The margin between the label and the cell's frame or background color is determined by CellFrameLabelMargins.
  • Cell frame labels are displayed using a style inherited from their parent cell.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Display cell frame labels:

Specify a label as a Cell expression:

Scope  (3)

Display a cell frame label without a cell frame:

Cell frame labels use the same cell style as their parent cell:

Display cell frame labels for a cell with a background color and no frame:

Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

To use a TextCell or ExpressionCell expression, apply ToBoxes:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Cell frame labels display within cell margins:

A bigger cell label forces the cell contents into a smaller area:

Similarly, a larger CellFrameLabelMargins compresses the cell contents area:

Introduced in 1999