Node: The keyword `towards', Up: Text labels

The keyword `towards'

In a text label, after the keyword towards, you can say in which direction, seen from the celestial coordinates given after the at keyword, the label should be printed. The following figure illustrates the ten possible values after towards: Possible values for `reposition' and `towards'

The red point marks the spot that lies exactly on the celestial coordinates given after the `at' keyword.

The default value for towards is NE, so if you don't use towards, PP3 places the text label to the upper right. In particular, PP3 does not perform any algorithm for finding the best position for the label as it does with automatically generated labels.

For some nice tricks with text lables and towards, see LaTeX in labels.