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How do I print a 1-inch by 1-inch square on a piece of paper?

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Joseph
Joseph on 4 Feb 2016
Commented: Walter Roberson on 4 Feb 2016
I have been searching the help files and MATLAB Answers but my pictures are still coming out distorted.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Feb 2016
Look at Figure Properties for PaperSize and PaperSizeMode and PaperUnits
Then construct whatever graphics you want on an axes whose Units has been set to 'inch' and with appropriate Position, and with DataAspect set to [1 1 1]; with that combination, a change of 1.0 in your data will correspond to 1.0 inch
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Feb 2016
fig = figure('Units', 'inches', 'papersize', [8.5,11], 'paperpositionmode', 'auto');
ax = axes('Units','inches', 'Position', [1 1 1 1])
x=[0,0,1,1,0];
y=[0,1,1,0,0];
plot(ax, x, y)
set(ax, 'visible', 'off', 'dataaspectratio', [1 1 1]);
print(fig)
Tested on my system. Interestingly the square did not show up as 1" x 1" on my display, but printed out as 1" x 1" to within the accuracy of my measuring tape.

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