Print Frames

What Are Print Frames?

Print frames are borders of a printed page that contain information about a block diagram, such as the model name or the date of printing. After you create a print frame, use the Simulink® or Stateflow® Editor to print a block diagram or chart with that print frame.

The default print frame has two rows:

Rows contain one or more cells. You can add content entries to cells. You can also add new rows and cells.

For example, the print frame below includes:

  • An additional row at the top of the frame for a title

  • A middle row, which includes the block diagram

  • A bottom row, in which one cell has the path to the subsystem and another cell has the page number

PrintFrame Editor

Use the PrintFrame Editor to create and edit print frames.

To open the PrintFrame Editor, at the MATLAB® command line, enter the frameedit command.

Use the PrintFrame Editor to:

  • Set up the printed page

  • Add or remove rows and cells in the print frame

  • Add content to cells, such as text, the date, and page numbers

  • Format cell content

To open an existing print frame, use frameedit command with the filename parameter, where filename is an existing print frame (a .fig file).

Single Use or Multiple Use Print Frames

You can design a print frame for one particular block diagram, or you can design a more generic print frame for printing multiple block diagrams.

Text and Variable Content

In cells, you can include text (such as the name and address of your organization) and variable content (such as the current date).

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