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Grzegorz

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Registered: 8/18/10
Re: save figures without displaying
Posted: Apr 14, 2011 7:39 AM
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"Oliver" wrote in message <io6jkk$5em$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hi all, I've looked around for ages but cannot find a different solution. I fear there isn't one.
>
> Problem: I have a tool that batch processes data and creates loads (00's) of figures. I don't want them flashing up and getting in the way while the user is still trying to work on the machine.
>
> Current solution:
> set(fig, 'visible','off')
> saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig')
> close(fig)
>
> This is fine, however when trying to open the saved .fig file they remain invisible.
>
> I tried....
> set(fig, 'visible','off')
> saveas(fig,'file.fig','fig')
> set(fig, 'visible','on')
> close(fig)
>
> In the hope it wouldn't be displayed, but it is.
>
> Next idea is to open the .fig using fopen and edit the file manually to set visibility to on, then re-save the edited .fig, but the data format is unknown.
>
> Any ideas how to save invisible figures, but have them open as visible?


Try this code:

figure('Visible','off')
plot(1:100)
saveas(gcf,'file.fig','fig')

openfig('file.fig','new','visible')

best regards
Grzegorz



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