version (15.3 KB) by David J. Mack
Print figures to files in several formats for publication.


Updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:13:54 +0000

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This function prints (finalized) figures to files in several formats, stores additional UserData as text files and creates also a folder with bitmap-thumbnails of the figures for quick check.
The intended workflow is the following:
1. Gather your data.
2. Create nice figures (set all important properties of the figures, most importantly 'PaperPositionMode').
3. (Optional) Store supplemental data as formatted string in the figure's 'UserData' (e.g. statistics, notes, etc.).
4. (Optional) Resize your legend (probably using RESIZELEGEND; ML-FEX ID:58914).
5. Call PRINTFIGS2FILES with your intended parameters.
The UserData can be additionally of type STRUCT or, if TABLE2CHAR (ML-FEX ID:58951) is present, of type TABLE/DATASET.
Feature request are welcome!
Links to the other files:

Cite As

David J. Mack (2022). printFigs2Files(varargin) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2013b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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