Is there any way to label frames in latex like fashion which (label text) also scale appropriately on zooming the plot?

  • $\begingroup$ You mean, when specifically you export a plot in pdf form? $\endgroup$
    – Feyre
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ We need to know more about what you are trying to do before we can answer this question. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 15:33
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    $\begingroup$ Related: "How can I scale a plot in vector graphic or PDF form?" $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 7, 2016 at 14:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Feyre. No, in original question I mean zooming by corner dragging. But of course ultimately we need to export it or save it. $\endgroup$
    – Sluth
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 11:47

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You can use Scaled for the FontSize, either in Style or BaseStyle. You may need additional ImagePadding to make room for the labels.

Plot[Sinc[x], {x, 0, 10}
 , Axes -> False
 , Frame -> True
 , FrameLabel -> "Wave Motion"
 , BaseStyle -> {FontSize -> Scaled[0.05]}
 , ImagePadding -> {{50, 10}, {60, 10}}

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The same plot rescaled by corner dragging:

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A generic example of font scaling:

Also see:

The earliest use on Stack Exchange of FontSize -> Scaled that I can find is by belisarius:


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