The Text window is used to set the text properties for the Plot Title,
Subtitle, Footer and the text on Axes.
The Plot Title appears above the plot. The Plot Subtitle appears
just below the Title. The Plot Footer is displayed below the
plot. Axis text describes the axis with which is is associated
and is drawn next to the axis.
This is the text value to display.
This is the font style (plain, bold or italic) to use for the text.
This is the font to use for the text.
This is the color to use for the text.
This is the relative size to use for the text. A value of
1.0 produces the default size. 0.5 will produce text half as large and
2.0 will produce text twice as large.
The rotation is a value in degrees by which the text will be
rotated. The value may be between -180 and 180 degrees.
When you select the Absolute
positioning button, you should enter X and
Y coordinates for where the title should appear. These
are in the same units a your data. For example, if your Y axis runs
from 0 to 3, then 0 would position the text on the same line as the
'0' tick mark and 3 would position the text on the same line as
the '3' tick mark.
When you select the Grid positioning
button, you should enter a sector
and X and Y alignment values. The sector is a set of compass
values (North, South, East, West, etc.) and a center value. These
are sectors in different areas for the Title, Subtitle, Footer, Axis
and Reference Line.
- Title : The sectors are at the top of the screen above the plot.
- Subtitle : The sectors are above the plot, but below the Title
- Footer : The sectors are at the bottom of the screen below the
- Axis : The sectors are below the X axis and to the left of the Y
The X and
Y alignment values can be between 0 and 1.0 and indicate where the text
should be placed within the chosen sector. For example, if you chose an
X alignment value of 0, the text would be placed to the left. If you
chose 1.0, the text would be placed to the right. For Y values, 0
indicates the lower part of the sector and 1.0 indicates the top of the
Check this box if you would like a
border drawn around the text.
This is the style of line that will be
used to draw the border around
This is a relative line width that will
be used to draw the border
around the text. The default value is 1.0. A value of 0.5
will make the line half as wide. A value of 2.0 will make the
line twice as wide.
This is the color of the border that
will be drawn around the text.
This is the background color that will
appear behind the text.
These four values (Left, Right, Top,
Bottom) indicate how much space
should appear between the text and the border. Increase the values to
create more space around the text.