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How to center text in Latex and adjust line spacing?

Asked by Frits
on 28 Jun 2011


I would like to center a formula in Latex and increase the line space. The code that I currently use is:

text(0.5, 0.5, ...
   'string', {'$$a=$$', '$$\ \frac{bbb}{ccc}$$'}, ...
   'interpreter', 'latex');

Hopefully somebody can help me with this. Thanks a lot in advance.




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Answer by Patrick Kalita on 28 Jun 2011

It will probably be easiest to do this by making two separate text objects. When you tell the text object to use the LaTeX interpreter, MATLAB will just hand off the string to the LaTeX system and let it control all the layout (like centering and line spacing). And getting LaTeX to do exactly what you want can get awfully complicated. So I would just make two text objects. The relative positions would control the line space, and the HorizontalAlignment controls the centering:

text(0.5, 0.5, '$$a=$$', 'HorizontalAlignment', 'center', 'interpreter', 'latex');
text(0.5, 0.4, '$$\ \frac{bbb}{ccccccc}$$', 'HorizontalAlignment', 'center', 'interpreter', 'latex');


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