Saving multiple figures all at once

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Adrian on 2 Apr 2012
I am running a program that generates 50+ figures.
First: Is there a way where I can resize the viewing window for all of the figures without doing it one at a time?
Second: Is there a way I can save them all at once into a PDF? Doing 'File -> Save as...' for each figure gets time consuming.

Answers (1)

Geoff on 2 Apr 2012
You'll want to do it in a loop. First, make sure you have stored the handles to your figures in a vector.
figures = [];
% Generate figures
%[your code]
% Resize and output figures
figSize = [21, 29]; % [width, height]
figUnits = 'Centimeters';
for f = 1:numel(figures)
fig = figures[f];
% Resize the figure
set(fig, 'Units', figUnits);
pos = get(fig, 'Position');
pos = [pos(1), pos(4)+figSize(2), pos(3)+figSize(1), pos(4)];
set(fig, 'Position', pos);
% Output the figure
filename = sprintf('Figure%02d.pdf', f);
print( fig, '-dpdf', filename );
You can read more about the print command here:
doc print

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