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Save Plot with Minimal White Space (Crop Padding)

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z8080
z8080 on 11 Jul 2019
Commented: z8080 on 11 Jul 2019
I'd like to save my figures without the rather large white padding space that Matlab includes by default, and such that they are as tightly cropped as possible.
This page seems to include both a script/programatic way to do it as well as a GUI-based one; unfortunately, it seems to not work in my version (R2016a).
Is there any workaround that can help me achieve the same goal?
Thanks!

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z8080
z8080 on 11 Jul 2019
Thanks for your answer Adam!
What isn't working: there is no export button as explained on that page, since this feature I believe was only introduced in a later version. Also if I run the proposed sections of code, it does not have the desired effect on the figure.
As to the links you included:
1) Those 2 lines of code did not work for me
2) Haven't tried that long section of code - am hoping for a simpler solution..
3) "axis tight" doesn't do it in this case, if there is for instance a legend, as what I want to remove is the padding between the legend and the figure's (canvas') edge.

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 11 Jul 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 11 Jul 2019
"What isn't working: there is no export button as explained on that page..."
The demo in the link you provided works well in r2019a and r2016b (those are the releases I tested).
r2019a
Hover your mouse over the axes and a row of icons should appear in the upper, right corner, one of which is the export button.
If that's not working in r2019a, make sure toolbar visibility is on.
axh = gca();
axh.Toolbar.Visible = 'on';
r2016b
From the menu bar, select File > Export Setup.
Turn on the menu bar if it's not visible.
fh = gcf();
fh.MenuBar = 'Figure';
Alternatively, do it programmatically.
Follow the steps in the link you proivded to do it without the export button.
"1) Those 2 lines of code did not work for me..."
Again, what didn't work? I'm sure it didn't result in an error.

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z8080
z8080 on 11 Jul 2019
Many thanks for this , I will give it a try!

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