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text borders in a plot

Asked by Simon
on 2 Aug 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Jan
on 22 Mar 2018
Is there anyway to plot text, and have it such that the text is, say, white, but it has a black border around itself (ie the black is the letters, not a box!)
what I tried was first printing the text in black, in size 10.4, and then overlaid white, in size 10, but it doesn't come out right.
in case anyone is still at a loss, I want something like this:

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Answer by Jan
on 2 Aug 2013

No this is not possible in Matlab.
You could write the text to an empty axes, capture the screen area, use the image processing toolbox to detect the edges, apply a method to grow the regions, capture the screen again, and post a cropped image instead of the text. Does not sound convenient.

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Simon
on 2 Aug 2013
nope, its not. The reason I want this is to make the text visable, without disturbing the background image. Thanks.
Jan
on 2 Aug 2013
What about using a tight border in the background color of the axes? Or an annotation, which is places outside the graphics with only an arrow to the concerned location?

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Answer by Fabricio Castro on 22 Mar 2018

You can plot a bold text with a white font color, and plot the same but unbold black text over the early one. I think this is the only way to accomplish what you looking for.

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Jan
on 22 Mar 2018
In bold face the width of the characters is increased, such that it is unlikely, that the characters will match.

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