graph - fix annotation so that they dont move when converted to .tif/.eps/.pdf

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maybe someone can halp me out with my problem: I want to generate a plot in Matlab with the code below and then convert it to .tif/.eps/.pdf - format (via "export" or "save as . . ." ). However when converting the format the positions of the annotations change (same happens when the plot editor is started).
Is there any command to fix the relative position annotations or to avoid the scaling of the graph when converted to .tif/.eps/.pdf - format?
cheers Patrick
%M-File to create PLOT_.xls
del= [30,100,200,300,400,500,570];
y_I= [60, 60,60,60,60,60,60];
y_II=[60.94, 63.048,65.860,68.464,70.880,73.129,74.613];
%Definition der Achsenabstände und Längen
x0 = 0;
xe = 600;
xint = 4;
y0 = 55;
ye = 75;
yint = 4;
figure ('color','w','un','pix','pos',[360 150 500 390], 'PaperPositionM','auto','Invert','off','rend','Painters');
'ylim',[y0 ye],...
'YTick', y0:(ye-y0)/yint:ye,...
'xlim',[x0 xe],...
'XTick', x0:(xe-x0)/xint:xe);
hold on
plot(del, y_I, 'b', 'LineWidth', 4)
plot(del, y_II, 'r', 'LineWidth', 4)
% Create arrow: x-Achsenpfeil
annotation('arrow',[0.76 0.84],[0.043 0.043]);
% Create arrow: y-Achsenpfeil
annotation('arrow',[0.045 0.045],[0.86 0.94]);
% Create textbox: Einheiten Beschriftung an der
% x-Achse%'HorizontalAlignment','center',...
annotation('textbox',[0.79 0.105 0.05 0.1],...
% Create textbox: Einheiten Beschriftung an der y-Achse %
% 'HorizontalAlignment','center',...
annotation('textbox',[0.118 0.79 0.05 0.1],'String',{'%'},...
xlabel('labelx \Delta x','FontName','times','FontSize',25);
ylabel('labely \eta_{y}','FontName','times','FontSize',25);
hold off
print(gcf, '-dpdf', '-r150','-painters', '-loose', 'figure.pdf')
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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 4 Aug 2011
Can you format the code please:

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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 4 Aug 2011
Explicitly define the dimensions of figure and axes with some additional properties:
h.f = figure('color','w','un','pix','pos',[360 150 500 390],...
h.a = axes('un','pix','pos',[100,90,350,260],...
'Xlim',[x0 xe],'Xtick', x0:(xe-x0)/xint:xe,...
hold on
plot(del, y_I , 'b', 'LineWidth', 4)
plot(del, y_II, 'r', 'LineWidth', 4)
% Then to export:
print(gcf, '-depsc2', '-r150','-painters', '-loose', 'figure.eps')
Try export_fig to save (on FEX) in pdf.

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Patrick on 4 Aug 2011
Thanks Oleg,
i updated the the code and tried to format it, however it doesn't work out. The vector-image contains 2 or more layers (at least that is what infer) which are scaled independently to each other, does anyone know how to fix/pin them together?
Thanks once more Patrick ps: using Version 7.8.0 on Mac

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