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Topic: Serious issue with MATLAB filesave
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Balachander Narasimhan

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Re: Serious issue with MATLAB filesave
Posted: Nov 13, 2012 8:17 PM
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Thanks for the replies steven and sadik.


"Steven_Lord" <> wrote in message <k7r3rm$q6j$>...
> "Balachander Narasimhan" <> wrote in message
> news:k7k2il$jdg$

> > Hi,
> >
> > I use MATLAB R2011a on a Linux system. After finalizing a plot in .fig
> > format, I use either 'save as' or 'export' option to save it in a format
> > such as jpg to include in documents. The problem is that once you save in
> > that format, say .png or .jpg, following that even if I simply 'save' the
> > .fig file after further changes, it saves it in the .png or .jpg format
> > previously used and overwrites the .fig file. This I should say is very
> > careless GUI design on MATLAB's part since every time I cannot remember to
> > select he .fig option and I end up losing the editable .fig format. One
> > could easily lose their hard-earned data that way.
> >
> > Either whenever we simply use 'save', it should save as .fig by default
> > (since it is the most important format) or at least it should not
> > overwrite a filename with another extension. Such simple things can save
> > lot of unnecessary extra work. Is this the case with windows version too?
> > is there a way out of this?.

> I believe this has already been reported as part of bug report 608483 or
> 816907.

> > Also I need to mention the weird key combinations provided in Linux
> > version such a alt+w for copy, etc. instead of the conventional ones. Even
> > though MATLAB is a software mainly used for engineering and research
> > purposes, some importance to design of GUI has to be given.

> That is part of the Emacs keyboard shortcuts set, which is the default on
> Linux. However if you prefer the Windows keyboard shortcuts, or prefer to
> customize your own, please search the documentation in your installation for
> the phrase "keyboard shortcuts". The documentation that you find in that
> search will show you how to modify the keyboard shortcuts via the
> Preferences window.
> --
> Steve Lord
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