save transparent .emf file from figure

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Kenneth Kim
Kenneth Kim on 24 Mar 2016
Edited: Kenneth Kim on 17 May 2016
I'm using 2015b version and would like to save a transparent .emf file from Matlab plot. However, when I export .emf file, the background is white.(I know about copy options with transparency, however, want to save .fig files in a batch process and then save .emf files manually.) How can I sole this issue?

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Richard Quist
Richard Quist on 17 May 2016
Set the figure background Color to 'none' and the Inverthardcopy property to 'off' before calling the print command:
f = figure;
plot(rand(4));
set(f, 'Color', 'none', 'Inverthardcopy', 'off');
print(f, '-dmeta', 'transparent.emf');
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Kenneth Kim
Kenneth Kim on 17 May 2016
Richard,
This is a perfect answer that I've been looking for. I never tried to play with Inverthardcopy, which seems to be the key element. Thank you so much for your advice!

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