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I'm trying to add some text to a tikz figure using the \put command, something like:

\put(-175,25){This text is too long}

Yet, if the text is too long, I would like to add it in several lines and centered. Is there an easy way to do this instead of breaking the above command in two:

\put(-175,25){This text is}
\put(-175,0){too long}
  • Are you sure you don't mean pict2e instead of tikz? – John Kormylo Nov 11 '15 at 22:19
  • It was text over a tikz figure. – aaragon Nov 11 '15 at 22:44
  • And why not using TikZ nodes, for this? – egreg Nov 11 '15 at 23:43
  • Because I was already using the nodes in an array of figures, and I had to add text to specific locations in those nodes. – aaragon Nov 12 '15 at 7:21
  • I don't quite see the problem of using a node for that though. This is ancient history now, but if you're still interested, add an example of what you had, and see if any TikZ answers occur. – Torbjørn T. Apr 18 '17 at 9:30
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I just solved the problem using:

\put(-175,25){ \parbox{4cm}{\centering This text is \\too long }}

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