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In one of the Mathematica (v9) slide templates, they have an example cell that looks like this:

enter image description here

Where there is a "SideCaption" that appears to be the Mathematica-equivalent of a text box to the right of the image. I can't for the life of me figure out how this is replicate this other than copying the cell and pasting elsewhere.

I did find this code looking at the notebook file however:

Cell["SideCaption How do I get this?", "SideCaption"]

Is this something I can generate programmatically, or something that needs to be copied when used elsewhere? I could see this format being used in more places than presentations.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted
       Cell["Text", "SideCaption"]}}], "Grid"]], "SideCaptionArray"]

SideCaption and SideCaptionArray are in the Default.nb style sheet if you want to change them.

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Nice! I did not know about "SideCaption" and "SideCaptionArray" (edit: I now see that the OP had also mentioned it) – R. M. Mar 13 '13 at 21:23
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. – kale Mar 13 '13 at 21:28

In Mathematica 10.3 we now have TextGrid:

TextGrid[{{Import["ExampleData/ocelot.jpg"], "SideCaption How do I get this?"}}]

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and you can edit the text in the output just like in the presentation template.

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