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print to pdf always give portirait figure

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AJ1
AJ1 on 31 Mar 2016
Commented: AJ1 on 1 May 2016
Hi Folks
I am using matlab to create plots and for publication, and these plots need to be in vector format with custom fonts like calibri. I have the following code:
mf=figure;
mf_sx=8;
mf_sy=5;
set(mf,'PaperUnits','centimeters');
set(mf,'PaperSize',[mf_sx mf_sy]);
set(mf,'PaperPosition',[0 0 mf_sx mf_sy]);
set(mf,'renderer','Painters')
plot(0:.01,2*pi,sin(0:.01,2*pi))
print(mf,'PAdobe PDF')
This works like charm in matlab 2012, giving very nice font quality and consistent fonts and every thing. But now in the 2015b version, I get the printed paper is always Portrait format, the longer side is always the height of the paper and the actual drawing is clipped! Any body else experiencing this problem or any clue why this is the case now?
BTW, I have tried savefig and export_fig from file exchange and they are no good for a lot of reasons.
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AJ1
AJ1 on 4 Apr 2016
There are a lot of draw back for using export_fig as I mentioned in the end of my post. I have got to have a lot of dependencies installed and at the end the results are not that impressive either!

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Answers (2)

Dave Behera
Dave Behera on 4 Apr 2016
Did you try setting the PaperOrientation property to force 'landscape' mode?:
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AJ1
AJ1 on 4 Apr 2016
Yes, I did, and it did not do any good unfortunately :(

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Anand Patel
Anand Patel on 27 Apr 2016
You can try to set orientation to 'landscape' before setting paper related properties. It'll give you output without clipping, and to view landscape mode, you can rotate page in pdf viewer.
mf=figure;
mf_sx=8;
mf_sy=5;
set(mf, 'PaperOrientation', 'landscape');
set(mf,'PaperUnits','centimeters');
set(mf,'PaperSize',[mf_sx mf_sy]);
set(mf,'PaperPosition',[0 0 mf_sx mf_sy]);
set(mf,'renderer','Painters')
plot((rand(3));
print(mf,'-PAdobe PDF')
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AJ1
AJ1 on 1 May 2016
Thanks for your reply. I also got as far. But, obviously I use these PDfs in publications and stuff and it is unacceptable that the PDF be 90 degrees rotated compared to what it needs to be!

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