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BN on 12 Sep 2020
Commented: Ameer Hamza on 13 Sep 2020
Dear all, I generate my color bar using this code
ax = axes;
colormap (flipud(cool(10)))
caxis([0 1])
c = colorbar(ax,'southoutside');
ax.Visible = 'off';
here is the result of the above code which I wnat to save it:
and try to save it via ".SVG" format using:
cd 'F:\university'
set(gcf,'PaperPosition',[0 0 .36 .36]);
But after that, there is a huge white space in the top of the color bar appears. Is there any way to save just a color bar? I read about exportfig and exportgraphic but unfortunately they unable to save figures as SVG format. so I thought it can be done using ax properties so I tried this
set(gca, 'units', 'normalized'); %Just making sure it's normalized
Tight = get(gca, 'TightInset'); %Gives you the bording spacing between plot box and any axis labels
%[Left Bottom Right Top] spacing
NewPos = [Tight(1)+.02 Tight(2)+.02 1-Tight(1)-Tight(3)-0.06 1-Tight(2)-Tight(4)-0.06]; %New plot position [X Y W H]
set(gca, 'Position', NewPos);
But it not accomplished well.
Are you know how I can save just the color bar as SVG format?
Thank you so much

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 12 Sep 2020
I think the easiest solution might be to export to eps format (which is also vector format) and then some other tool to generate svg. The following command will directly create eps file without any extra space.
f = figure;
ax = axes;
caxis([0 1])
c = colorbar(ax,'southoutside');
ax.Visible = 'off';
exportgraphics(gcf, 'test.eps', ...
'ContentType', 'vector')
BN on 12 Sep 2020
Thank you, It was really helpful. that's a very awesome trick. I do it and my problem solved. Thank you so much.
Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 13 Sep 2020
I am glad to be of help!

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