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When I attempt to change the font size of the text in a legend using the code shown below, the text becomes very large:
LEG = findobj(AX,'type','text');
In order to change the font size for a MATLAB legend, use the SET command to change the 'FontSize' property of the legend object, as in the example below.
In MATLAB 7.1 (R14SP3), saving the figure to file after changing the Font Size on the legend may revert the font sizes to the original size. To work around this, the following option can be used from the Command Window to print the figure to a
print -dbmp16m 'myfig.jpg'