I'm using FrameLabel to create the label "ln p'(t)" [which is, natural log of the function p'(t)]. This is to be publication quality, so I specify Times font, and Italics (see below). But the "prime" does not italicize (that is, it remains upright rather than slanted). So I try to achieve that end by the Superscript (see below), but that produces " ln (t)p' ". Can someone suggest how to get the proper look for "ln p'(t)" ? Thank you!

Graphics[Frame -> True,
FrameLabel -> {"ln " AngleBracket[Style["R(t)", Italic]], 
   "ln " Superscript[Style["p", Italic], ′] Style["(t)", Italic]}, 
 LabelStyle -> Directive[FontFamily -> Times, FontSize -> 16]]
  • $\begingroup$ you are multiplying the terms in your label $\endgroup$ Jul 26, 2016 at 0:58
  • $\begingroup$ It is important to post code that is a minimal working example. I edited your post for this. $\endgroup$
    – Edmund
    Jul 26, 2016 at 1:04

1 Answer 1


You are multiplying the terms in your label. i.e.

"ln " Superscript[Style["p", Italic], ′] Style["(t)", Italic]


"ln " multiplied by Superscript[Style["p", Italic], ′] multiplied by Style["(t)", Italic]

Use Row to compose the label:

Plot[x, {x, 1, 30}, PlotRange -> All, Frame -> True,
 ImagePadding -> 60,
 FrameLabel -> {Row[{"ln " , AngleBracket[Style["R(t)", Italic]]}], 
   Row[{"ln ", Style[ Superscript["p", \[Prime]], Italic], 
     Style["(t)", Italic]}]}, 
 LabelStyle -> Directive[FontFamily -> Times, FontSize -> 16]]

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