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Thread Subject:
figure paste in Matlab for Mac OS X

Subject: figure paste in Matlab for Mac OS X

From: Chris

Date: 30 Sep, 2010 22:21:06

Message: 1 of 3

Coming from a Matlab on Windows world, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to achieve similar copy/paste behavior as getting figures into powerpoint as metafiles, which I can then ungroup and modify if required in ppt (or keynote).

The default copy/paste behavior seems to leave ugly low-res figures with gray backgrounds that cannot be ungrouped for further editing. The 'copy/paste options' for the Mac doesn't have the same preference settings as the Windows version.

Is there any way to achieve this behavior under OSX?

Chris

Subject: figure paste in Matlab for Mac OS X

From: Brian Arnold

Date: 4 Oct, 2010 14:55:09

Message: 2 of 3

Hi Chris,

There is a way to get a similar result to Windows, by using the Print
command:

a) Select Print
b) Select Print to File and specify a file name
c) Open the saved file in the Preview application
d) Copy the relevant portion of the figure

The result will be high-resolution with a white background.

HTH,

- Brian


Chris wrote:
> Coming from a Matlab on Windows world, I'm having a hard time figuring
> out how to achieve similar copy/paste behavior as getting figures into
> powerpoint as metafiles, which I can then ungroup and modify if required
> in ppt (or keynote).
>
> The default copy/paste behavior seems to leave ugly low-res figures with
> gray backgrounds that cannot be ungrouped for further editing. The
> 'copy/paste options' for the Mac doesn't have the same preference
> settings as the Windows version.
>
> Is there any way to achieve this behavior under OSX?
>
> Chris

Subject: figure paste in Matlab for Mac OS X

From: Chris

Date: 4 Oct, 2010 18:21:04

Message: 3 of 3

Thanks Brian. I had found through print to EPS I could at least get a vector format, although it's unfortunate just a basic copy/paste can't be configured to use a white background. And I assume there is no way to copy/paste that provides an editable vector format in keynote or powerpoint (e.g., 'ungroup').

I see illustrator is an optional file format - I guess i may need to resort to that.

Chris

Brian Arnold <Brian.Arnold@mathworks.com> wrote in message <4CA9EACD.6070002@mathworks.com>...
> Hi Chris,
>
> There is a way to get a similar result to Windows, by using the Print
> command:
>
> a) Select Print
> b) Select Print to File and specify a file name
> c) Open the saved file in the Preview application
> d) Copy the relevant portion of the figure
>
> The result will be high-resolution with a white background.
>
> HTH,
>
> - Brian
>
>
> Chris wrote:
> > Coming from a Matlab on Windows world, I'm having a hard time figuring
> > out how to achieve similar copy/paste behavior as getting figures into
> > powerpoint as metafiles, which I can then ungroup and modify if required
> > in ppt (or keynote).
> >
> > The default copy/paste behavior seems to leave ugly low-res figures with
> > gray backgrounds that cannot be ungrouped for further editing. The
> > 'copy/paste options' for the Mac doesn't have the same preference
> > settings as the Windows version.
> >
> > Is there any way to achieve this behavior under OSX?
> >
> > Chris

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