save figure in a certain size

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Richard
Richard on 4 Sep 2012
Edited: Pavan Kumar on 29 Oct 2022
In the following figure:
data = rand(1,365);
subplot(121);
plot(1:365,data);
xlabel('label');
ylabel('label');
subplot(122);
plot(1:365,data);
xlabel('label');
ylabel('label');
How could I save this figure as a pdf where the dimensions of the figure i.e. including both subplots is 7.25 x 9.125 inches?

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 4 Sep 2012
You will probably want to use FEX:export_fig. Assuming your monitor is bigger than 7.25x9.125 inches, you just need to set the figure and paper size to be 7.25x9.125
set(gcf, 'Units', 'Inches', 'Position', [0, 0, 7.25, 9.125], 'PaperUnits', 'Inches', 'PaperSize', [7.25, 9.125])

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 4 Sep 2012
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 4 Sep 2012
%add this at the end of your code
set(gcf, 'PaperUnits', 'inches');
x_width=7.25 ;y_width=9.125
set(gcf, 'PaperPosition', [0 0 x_width y_width]); %
saveas(gcf,'fig1.pdf')
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Hej
Hej on 25 Jan 2019
Hi I had the same questions, but the figure I get comes with a background white box that fits with the dimension and my actual figure is smaller. How do I remove this white box and make sure my figure is saved in the prescribed dimension? Thanks
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Pavan Kumar
Pavan Kumar on 29 Oct 2022
Edited: Pavan Kumar on 29 Oct 2022
An alternate solution is to save the figure as EPS instead of saving as PDF, which gets rid of the white space in my case

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