Print Error using printdlg (line 63)
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Dustin Ho on 19 Aug 2019
I recently has a problem with print/copy a figure in MATLAB 2018b. I can not export or copy any figure in order to put into latex or word. The error shows up when I use "Copy Figure" in "Edit" menu in any figure:
Error using matlab.graphics.internal.copyFigureHelper (line 158)
The fourth input argument, FLAG, passed to MEX level2 S-function "print" must be an integer.
Error in editmenufcn (line 69)
Error while evaluating Menu Callback.
And similarly, when I use the print option in "File" menu. Any idea why I get this problem. I highly appreciate for your help.
Error using printdlg (line 63)
MEX level2 S-function "print" must be called with at least 4 input arguments.
Error while evaluating PushTool ClickedCallback.
Walter Roberson on 19 Aug 2019
What shows up for
which -all print
You should expect something like
and a series of items marked as "method".
I suspect you have part of a Simulink model in your path.
Shubh Sahu on 29 Aug 2019
It seems that you have save any file with name ‘print.m’ that might be the reason whenever you are trying to copy or print, the inbuilt print function gets overloaded by the new file in the system. So, try to find that file and delete it and cross verify it by typing
which -all print
and you should get results something like this
print is a Java method % com.mathworks.hg.util.InfoPanel method
print is a Java method % com.mathworks.mwswing.MJPanel method
print is a Java method % javax.swing.JPanel method
print is a Java method % javax.swing.JComponent method
print is a Java method % java.awt.Container method
print is a Java method % java.awt.Component method
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2019a\toolbox\mbc\mbctools\@mdev_local\print.m % mdev_local method
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2019a\toolbox\mbc\mbctools\@modeldev\print.m % modeldev method
and You have alternative way that is go to
File-> Save as-> change save type to your requirements
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