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Printing and Saving

Print and export to standard file formats

Functions

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exportgraphicsSave plot or graphics content to file
copygraphicsCopy plot or graphics content to clipboard
exportappCapture app as image or PDF
getframeCapture axes or figure as movie frame
saveasSave figure to specific file format
hgexportExport figure
printPrint figure or save to specific file format
orientPaper orientation for printing or saving
printoptConfigure printer defaults
openfigOpen figure saved in FIG-file
savefigSave figure and contents to FIG-file

Topics

Print Figure from File Menu

This example shows how to print a figure, preserve the background color, and control the printed figure size.

Copy Figure to Clipboard from Edit Menu

This example shows how to copy a figure to the clipboard and how to set copy options.

Save Plot as Image or Vector Graphics File

Save a plot as an image containing pixels or as a vector graphic that scales to any size.

Save Figure to Reopen in MATLAB Later

This example shows how to save a figure so that you can reopen it in MATLAB® later.

Customize Figure Before Saving

This example shows how to use the Export Setup window to customize a figure before saving it.

Save Figure with Specific Size, Resolution, or Background Color

Control the dimensions, resolution, and background color of saved figures.

Saving and Copying Plots with Minimal White Space

This example shows how to save a figure so that the saved figure has a tight margin of white space around the axes.