text

Display text at specific location on masked subsystem icon

Syntax

text(x, y, 'text')
text(x, y, 'text', 'horizontalAlignment', 'halign', 
  'verticalAlignment', 'valign')
text(x, y, 'text', 'texmode', 'on')

Description

The text command places a character string at a location specified by the point (x,y) whose units are defined by the Icon units option in the Mask Editor.

text(x,y, text, 'texmode', 'on') allows you to use TeX formatting commands in text. The TeX formatting commands in turn allow you to include symbols and Greek letters in icon text. See Interpreter for information on the TeX formatting commands supported by Simulink® software.

You can optionally specify the horizontal and/or vertical alignment of the text relative to the point (x, y) in the text command.

The text command offers the following horizontal alignment options.

Option

Aligns

'left'

The left end of the text at the specified point

'right'

The right end of the text at the specified point

'center'

The center of the text at the specified point

The text command offers the following vertical alignment options.

Option

Aligns

'base'

The baseline of the text at the specified point

'bottom'

The bottom line of the text at the specified point

'middle'

The midline of the text at the specified point

'cap'

The capitals line of the text at the specified point

'top'

The top of the text at the specified point

    Note   While this text function is identical in name to its corresponding MATLAB® function, it provides only the functionality described on this page.

Examples

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Text Alignment

Center the mask icon text foobar.

text(0.5, 0.5, 'foobar', 'horizontalAlignment', 'center')

Equation in Mask Icon

Draw a left-aligned equation as the mask icon.

In the Icons & Ports dialog of the Mask Editor, set Icon units to Normalized.

In the Icon drawing commands text box, enter the following command.

text(.05,.5,'{\itEquation:}  \Sigma \alpha^2 + 
\beta^2 \rightarrow \infty, \Pi, \phi_3 = {\bfcool}', 
'hor','left','texmode','on')

See Also

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