Fine control of Caption display in GC6 3D Window

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Is there a way to specify the size and placement of the Caption window in 3D Graphics in GeoGebra Classic 6 on Mac? Using Caption's LaTeX support, I have what looks like an excellent display of the piece-wise definition of my graph, but I can't see all of it because the window is too small, i.e., it crops it; and I don't like the positions I can drag it to (I want it on top, like a Title, but I don't appear to be able to drag it there). Thanks!


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Actually, I figured out how to get what I want by creating a separate text object (something I think I knew but forgot was possible to do), but if there is a way to precisely size and position the Caption window (perhaps by accessing its corresponding text object, assuming it is one), I would still like to know how. Thanks!

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The best way is as you did. Create a text object and define its position in the Position tab of its Properties windows (right click on the text, select Properties (or Settings, depending on your GeoGebra version), then in the Starting point box select the point to which you want to anchor the text. You can add offsets, too.

For example if you want to have your text "shifted next" to a point A, type e.g.


A+(0.2,1,0.5) 


in the Starting point box.

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What limits, and why, the ability to drag a caption to wherever one wants it? (In 3-D, it is especially vexing to not be able to simply drag computed-object's captions to wherever they're best placed to make them visible, regardless of the position and opacity of their corresponding computed objects; I don't understand why drag-placement would be limited at all.)

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