How to align of words in matlab legend ?

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MD MOSTAKIM ALAM SOHAG
MD MOSTAKIM ALAM SOHAG on 24 Jan 2022
Edited: DGM on 24 Jan 2022
plase share a code for align the words in matlab legend.
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Mathieu NOE
Mathieu NOE on 24 Jan 2022
hello
I assume you know the string length of the words you use in the legend
Decane is one letter shorter compared to Heptane, so simply add one trailling blank to it and you should be good

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DGM
DGM on 24 Jan 2022
Edited: DGM on 24 Jan 2022
So long as a variable-width font is in use, you're going to be fighting it.
y = rand(3,10);
plot(y);
% all three strings have the same number of characters
lstr = {'Heptane 100\circC', ... % note that they all line up here
'Decane 100\circC', ...
'Thing 100\circC'};
legend(lstr)
Tabs don't seem to work either. I can think of two options
  • Use a fixed-width font and add regular spaces as padding
  • Compensate for variable-width fonts by using various space widths
To the latter option, see this:
y = rand(3,10);
plot(y);
lstr = {'Heptane 100\circC', ... % this is the reference line
['Decane' repmat(char(8202),1,10) '100\circC'], ...
['Thing' repmat(char(8202),1,26) '100\circC']};
legend(lstr)
It will vary depending on the font used, and it won't likely be perfect.

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