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mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph class

Package: mlreportgen.ppt

Formatted block of text (paragraph)

Description

Use an object of the mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph class to include a paragraph in a PPT API presentation. A paragraph can contain text, mlreportgen.ppt.Text objects, or mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink objects.

The mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph class is a handle class.

Class Attributes

HandleCompatible
true
ConstructOnLoad
true

For information on class attributes, see Class Attributes.

Creation

Description

paragraphObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph() creates an empty paragraph object.

example

paragraphObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph(text) creates a paragraph that contains an mlreportgen.ppt.Text object with the text specified by text.

paragraphObj = mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph(pptElementObj) creates a paragraph that contains the text or external link specified by pptElementObj.

Input Arguments

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Paragraph text, specified as a character vector or string scalar.

Presentation element to include in the paragraph, specified as an mlreportgen.ppt.Text or mlreportgen.ppt.ExternalLink object.

Properties

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Whether to use bold for the text in this paragraph, specified as true or false. A setting of false uses regular weight text. A setting of true renders text in bold.

Font family for the text in this paragraph, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font that appears in the font list in Microsoft® PowerPoint®. To see the font list, in PowerPoint, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the arrow to the right of the font.

Font family for complex scripts, specified as a character vector or string scalar. Specify a font family to use when substituting in a locale that requires a complex script, such as Arabic or Asian, for rendering text.

Font color for the text in this paragraph, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a CSS color name or hexadecimal RGB value.

  • For a list of CSS color names, see https://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/color.html.

  • To specify a hexadecimal RGB format, use # as the first character and two-digit hexadecimal numbers for the red, green, and blue values. For example, '#0000ff' specifies blue.

Font size of the text in this paragraph, specified as a character vector or string scalar that consists of a number followed by a unit of measurement. For example, '11pt' specifies 11 points. Valid abbreviations are:

  • px — pixels (default)

  • cm — centimeters

  • in — inches

  • mm — millimeters

  • pc — picas

  • pt — points

Whether to use italic for the text in this paragraph, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text in italic.

Strikethrough style for the text in this paragraph, specified as one of these values:

  • 'single' — Single horizontal line

  • 'none' — No strikethrough line

  • 'double' — Double horizontal line

Whether to display the text in this paragraph as a subscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text as a subscript.

Whether to display the text in this paragraph as a superscript, specified as true or false. A setting of true renders text as a superscript.

Underline style for the text in this paragraph, specified as one of these values:

ValueDescription
'single'Single underline
'double'Double underline
'heavy'Thick underline
'words'Only words underlined (not spaces)
'dotted'Dotted underline
'dottedheavy'Thick, dotted underline
'dash'Dashed underline
'dashheavy'Thick, dashed underline
'dashlong'Long, dashed underline
'dashlongheavy'Thick, long, dashed underline
'dotdash'Dot-dash underline
'dotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dash underline
'dotdotdash'Dot-dot-dash underline
'dotdotdashheavy'Thick, dot-dot-dash underline
'wavy'Wavy underline
'wavyheavy'Thick, wavy underline
'wavydouble'Wavy, double underline
'none'No underline

Horizontal alignment of the text in this paragraph, specified as one of these values:

  • 'center' — Centered

  • 'left' — Left justified

  • 'right' — Right justified

  • 'justified' — Left justified and right justified, spacing words evenly

  • 'distributed' — Left justified and right justified, spacing letters evenly

  • 'thaiDistributed' — Left justified and right justified Thai text, spacing characters evenly

  • 'justifiedLow' — Justification for Arabic text

Indentation level of this paragraph, specified as an integer in the range [1,9]. The value 1 indicates a top-level paragraph with no indentation.

Paragraph formatting, specified as a cell array of PPT format objects.

Add format objects by concatenating the existing value of the Style property with a cell array that contains the format objects that you are adding. For example:

para = mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph('my paragraph');
para.Style = [para.Style {Bold(true),FontColor('red')}];

See Presentation Formatting Approaches.

Child elements of this object, specified as a cell array of PPT objects. This property is read-only.

Parent of this object, specified as a PPT object. This property is read-only.

Tag for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique tag is generated as part of the creation of this object. The generated tag has the form CLASS:ID, where CLASS is the object class and ID is the value of the Id property of the object.

Specifying your own tag value can help you to identify where an issue occurred during presentation generation.

ID for this PPT API object, specified as a character vector or string scalar. A session-unique ID is generated as part of object creation. You can specify an ID to replace the generated ID.

Methods

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Examples

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Create a presentation with two slides.

import mlreportgen.ppt.*;

ppt = Presentation('myParagraphPresentation.pptx');
open(ppt);

add(ppt,'Title Slide');
add(ppt,'Title and Content');

Create an mlreportgen.ppt.Paragraph object to use for the title. Make the text bold and red.

p = Paragraph('My Title');
p.Bold = true;
p.FontColor = 'red';

Replace the title for the first slide with the paragraph.

contents = find(ppt,'Title');
replace(contents(1),p);

Create a paragraph for the content of the second slide.

p1 = Paragraph('My slide content');
append(p1,' for the second slide');

Replace the content with the p1 paragraph.

replace(ppt,'Content',p1);

Close and view the presentation.

close(ppt);
rptview(ppt);

Here are the slides in the generated presentation:

Slide has a red and bold title. Slide has one bullet "My slide content for the second slide

Introduced in R2015b