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Huge white space around the plot after saving

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BN
BN on 11 Aug 2020
Commented: Image Analyst on 11 Aug 2020
Hi all,
Unfortunately, after save my figure and paste it in the Microsoft office word I see there is a huge white space around it. I want to make this white space as minimal as possible. I also read the page for saving figures with minimal white space but since I need to save it as -SVG It doesn't help me.
Here is my code:
CC_1 = rand(17, 8);
yvalues = {'Jan.','Feb.','Mar.','Apr.','May','Jun.','Jul.','Aug.','Sep.','Oct.','Nov.','Dec.','Winter','Spring',...
'Summer','Autumn','Annual'};
xvalues = {'model1','model2','model3','model4','model5','model6','model7','model8'};
h = heatmap(xvalues,yvalues,CC_1);
% Temporarily change axis units
% (from https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/481666-heatmap-chart-depict-squares-rather-than-rectangles#answer_393143)
originalUnits = h.Units; % save original units (probaly normalized)
h.Units = 'centimeters'; % any unit that will result in squares
% Get number of rows & columns
sz = size(h.ColorData);
% Change axis size & position;
originalPos = h.Position;
% make axes square (not the table cells, just the axes)
h.Position(3:4) = min(h.Position(3:4))*[1,1];
if sz(1)>sz(2)
% make the axis size more narrow and re-center
h.Position(3) = h.Position(3)*(sz(2)/sz(1));
h.Position(1) = (originalPos(1)+originalPos(3)/2)-(h.Position(3)/2);
else
% make the axis size shorter and re-center
h.Position(4) = h.Position(4)*(sz(1)/sz(2));
h.Position(2) = (originalPos(2)+originalPos(4)/2)-(h.Position(4)/2);
end
% Return axis to original units
h.Units = originalUnits;
% save figure
set(gcf,'PaperOrientation','landscape');
set(gcf,'PaperUnits','normalized')
set(gcf, 'Units', 'Normalized', 'OuterPosition', [0, 0, .4, .6]);
print(gcf,'CC_ALL','-dsvg');
And here is the figure
Please let me know if there is any way to eliminate white space around my figure since I have more than 60 figures.
Thank you so much

Accepted Answer

Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 11 Aug 2020
Try exportgraphics() instead of print().
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VBBV
VBBV on 11 Aug 2020
Go to copy options in the figure window and select force transaprent background and uncheck the match figure screen size button ... then click ok
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BN
BN on 11 Aug 2020
Thank you, I do it But unfortunately, nothing changed. Additionally, it would be awesome if it can be done using script 'because I have too many figures.
Thanks again

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