# Trying to increase the maximum width of OuterPosition (plot is cut off)

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David Gillcrist on 12 Mar 2024
Commented: David Gillcrist on 13 Mar 2024
I have the following code
f = figure();
f.Units = "inches";
f.OuterPosition = [0 0 7 2.5]
f =
Figure (1) with properties: Number: 1 Name: '' Color: [1 1 1] Position: [0 0.0202 7.0000 2.2727] Units: 'inches' Use GET to show all properties
ax1 = axes(f,'Units','inches','Position',[0.25 0.25 2 2], ...
'XGrid','on','YGrid','on');
ax2 = axes(f,'Units','inches','Position',[2.5 0.25 2 2], ...
'XGrid','on','YGrid','on');
ax3= axes(f,'Units','inches','Position',[4.75 0.25 2 2], ...
'XGrid','on','YGrid','on');
plot(ax1,[0 1 2 3],[0 1 2 3])
ylabel("\$y\$","Interpreter","latex")
xlabel("\$x\$","Interpreter","latex")
plot(ax2,[0 1 2 3],[0 -1 -2 -3])
ylabel("\$y\$","Interpreter","latex")
xlabel("\$x\$","Interpreter","latex")
plot(ax3,[0 1 2 3],[0 1 2 3].^2)
ylabel("\$y\$","Interpreter","latex")
xlabel("\$x\$","Interpreter","latex")
When it produces a the plots, they're all cut off. I want the images to be to scale for a paper, hence why the width is 7". It seems that MATLAB is enforcing some hard limit on the maximum width it will allow for plotting, is there any way around this?
Voss on 13 Mar 2024
@David Gillcrist: Did you try setting the figure's Position rather than OuterPosition (as I mentioned here), and did that fix the problem?
David Gillcrist on 13 Mar 2024
It appears the issues was just that the OuterPosition of each axis was being plotted outside the OuterPosition of the figure. I didn't need to adjust the Position of the figure itself, only shrink the position values of each axis so their OuterPositions would be within the boundary

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