Adjust PDF page

version (1.89 KB) by Cris Luengo
MATLAB writes figures to PDF files as a full page. This function corrects that.


Updated 24 Feb 2012

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By default, when writing a figure window to a PDF file, the figure's content is centered on an A4 or letter-sized page. This is not true for any other file format (EPS, TIFF, PNG, etc, where the bounding box of the resulting graphic, very sensibly, matches that of the figure window). This simple function sets the figure's PaperSize and PaperPosition properties so that the PDF file's bounding box matches that of the figure window.

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print -dpdf figure1.pdf

This function was created using Release 2011b, but should work for earlier releases also.

Cite As

Cris Luengo (2022). Adjust PDF page (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2011b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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