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friet
friet 2016년 11월 12일
편집: Eric Sargent 2023년 12월 20일
I have figures and I am using the command below to save it as pdf. Is there any way to save it directly as pdf instead of saving as .ps and convert to .pdf.
print(figure(i), '-append', '-dpsc2', 'E:\myfigure.ps');
Thanks

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KSSV
KSSV 2016년 11월 12일
saveas(gcf,'myfigure.pdf')
Or
set(gcf,'Units','inches');
screenposition = get(gcf,'Position');
set(gcf,...
'PaperPosition',[0 0 screenposition(3:4)],...
'PaperSize',[screenposition(3:4)]);
print -dpdf -painters epsFig
The first two lines measure the size of your figure (in inches). The next line configures the print paper size to fit the figure size. The last line uses the print command and exports a vector pdf document as the output.
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Michael Judge
Michael Judge 2021년 4월 9일
@KSSV, Thank you so much for this. It's going to save me and my group so much time.
Saunok Chakrabarty
Saunok Chakrabarty 2022년 1월 20일
Could you explain how you're using screenposition here?

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Sujay Kadam
Sujay Kadam 2021년 7월 1일
편집: Eric Sargent 2023년 12월 20일
Update: Starting in R2021b, you can use exportgraphics to directly create PDF files containing multiple figures:
% append each of the figures to output.pdf
for i=1:numFigs
exportgraphics(figure(i), 'output.pdf', 'Append', true);
end
(Original Answer prior to R2021b)
May be this has already been answered somewhere else, but I thought I would share what I usually do for generating plots in pdf format. Run the following code after generating a figure:
clear figure_property;
figure_property.units = 'inches';
figure_property.format = 'pdf';
figure_property.Preview= 'none';
figure_property.Width= '8'; % Figure width on canvas
figure_property.Height= '11'; % Figure height on canvas
figure_property.Units= 'inches';
figure_property.Color= 'rgb';
figure_property.Background= 'w';
figure_property.FixedfontSize= '12';
figure_property.ScaledfontSize= 'auto';
figure_property.FontMode= 'scaled';
figure_property.FontSizeMin= '12';
figure_property.FixedLineWidth= '1';
figure_property.ScaledLineWidth= 'auto';
figure_property.LineMode= 'none';
figure_property.LineWidthMin= '0.1';
figure_property.FontName= 'Times New Roman';% Might want to change this to something that is available
figure_property.FontWeight= 'auto';
figure_property.FontAngle= 'auto';
figure_property.FontEncoding= 'latin1';
figure_property.PSLevel= '3';
figure_property.Renderer= 'painters';
figure_property.Resolution= '600';
figure_property.LineStyleMap= 'none';
figure_property.ApplyStyle= '0';
figure_property.Bounds= 'tight';
figure_property.LockAxes= 'off';
figure_property.LockAxesTicks= 'off';
figure_property.ShowUI= 'off';
figure_property.SeparateText= 'off';
chosen_figure=gcf;
set(chosen_figure,'PaperUnits','inches');
set(chosen_figure,'PaperPositionMode','auto');
set(chosen_figure,'PaperSize',[str2num(figure_property.Width) str2num(figure_property.Height)]); % Canvas Size
set(chosen_figure,'Units','inches');
hgexport(gcf,'filename.pdf',figure_property); %Set desired file name
Warning: Style sheets will not be supported in a future release.
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Katty
Katty 2023년 7월 25일
Hi! Is it possible to generate this same pdf but in a horizontal format?
Sujay Kadam
Sujay Kadam 2023년 7월 25일
Hi,
You may want to change the values in the following lines:
figure_property.Width= '8'; % Figure width on canvas
figure_property.Height= '11'; % Figure height on canvas
If the width is larger than the height, the resulting plots would have a more horizontal aspect ratio.
For example,
figure_property.Width= '16'; % Figure width on canvas
figure_property.Height= '9'; % Figure height on canvas
would produce plots that would be suitable for a typical computer screen.

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Richard Quist
Richard Quist 2021년 12월 11일
In R2021b and later you can use exportgraphics to directly create PDF files containing multiple figures:
% append each of the figures to output.pdf
for i=1:numFigs
exportgraphics(figure(i), 'output.pdf', 'Append', true);
end
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Ramprakash Ananthapadmanaban
Ramprakash Ananthapadmanaban 2023년 8월 29일
'exportgraphics' function works well and even in subplots. Thanks

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Ish Jain
Ish Jain 2019년 9월 9일
saveas(gcf,'filename.pdf')
!pdfcrop filename.pdf filename.pdf'
pdfcrop is useful if you are saving pdf for latex and you are using Linux.
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ASMA FAROOQ
ASMA FAROOQ 2023년 9월 20일
print -dpdf epsFig

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