I am using MaTeX to put a box on a graph with an outline. The code looks like this:

eps = Epilog -> {Inset[Framed[MaTeX["\\text{0.2~mA/ns}"], RoundingRadius -> 4 ], {105 , 32}, Background -> White  ]

I want to insert a line break, so that after the "ns", but can't figure out how to do this. I have tried \\\\ and \\newline and \\linebreak, but they are ignored. How can I achieve this?


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MaTeX interprets its input in inline math mode, which means that normally no newlines are allowed. Depending on why you want a newline, you can do one of the following:

  • For multiline equations, use an appropriate math-mode environment.

      a &= b+c \\\\
      c + d &= e

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  • Use Mathematica's facilities to stack lines.

    Column@MaTeX[{"\\text{one}", "x+y"}]

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  • If you really want to use LaTeX's facilities for multiline typesetting, it's possible, but it's not pretty. You can create a parbox of a given size, then type LaTeX commands as usual (including \\, which of course must appear as "\\\\" in a Mathematica string). Here's an example lifted directly from the MaTeX documentation:

     The items are:
     \\item First
     \\item Second

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