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Why does my axis label turn into a grey box when I print to file?

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Scott Webster
Scott Webster on 21 Dec 2014
Answered: Roland G on 16 Feb 2016

I am having a problem where for certain axis labels, when exporting the figure to a PNG file, the text turns into a grey box. Here is an example:

figure;
xlabel('This text is too long longer longer');
print('-dpng', '-r600', 'test.png');

If the text is shorter, or I choose a lower resolution then the problem does not occur... any thoughts as to what might be happening here? This is with the software OpenGL implementation in R2014b...

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Richard Quist
Richard Quist on 26 Mar 2015
That sounds like this issue which was fixed in R2015a: Very long or very large text is not displayed or printed
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Scott Webster
Scott Webster on 26 Mar 2015
Sounds exactly like my problem. Good to know that it has been fixed in the next version. Thanks for the answer.

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Roland G
Roland G on 16 Feb 2016
I had this issue recently and found that by reducing the resolution below 300 DPI (I used 200) the problem does not appear.

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