Aligning or justifying multiple text on same title line

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John Cruce
John Cruce on 26 Mar 2017
Commented: John Cruce on 26 Mar 2017
Hi all,
I'm looking for a little help on a seemingly simple problem. I have a multiline title similar to this on a plot:
t = title({['\fontsize{14}','First Line Title']; ...
['\fontsize{12}','Second Line Title 1', ...
'Second Line Title 2','Second Line Title 3']}, ...
'FontWeight','Normal')
On the second line I have three pieces of text (Second Line Title 1-3). I'm exporting multiple plots, but the text changes for each plot I make. I'm wanting the alignment (justification) of each piece of text on the second line to remain constant regardless of number of characters so that there isn't a big swing in the justification of each piece of text. Hopefully this makes sense.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this in MATLAB? Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated!
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John Cruce
John Cruce on 26 Mar 2017
I want the second line of the title on each of the two plots to look like this:
Abcde Fghij Klmno
Abcdef Ghijklm Nopq
Not this:
Abcde Fghij Klmno
Abcdef Ghijklm Nopq
So that the three text pieces are each justified on that single line. Does that make sense?

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Answers (1)

the cyclist
the cyclist on 26 Mar 2017
Edited: the cyclist on 26 Mar 2017
I don't know how to easily do the justification off the top of my head.
Note that the text object t has some properties that look promising, such as 'HorizontalAlignment' and 'Position'. You could try manipulating those. I thought the first one would do it, but I could not easily get it to work with your multi-line title.
A rather unsatisfying solution would be to pad the right-hand side of your string with space characters, such that your total character count is always equal. Maybe if someone doesn't offer a better solution, you could do that.
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John Cruce
John Cruce on 26 Mar 2017
I considered that as well. I also thought perhaps I could fudge a title line using annotation instead, then annotate each using essentially a text box to get the right position.
Thanks so much for the feedback.

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