Copy matlab figure in Libreoffice in Linux

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JD
JD on 14 Oct 2019
Edited: Richard Quist on 4 May 2022
I am using Linux. I have a matlab figure that I need to copy and paste directly into Libre Office Linux. There is no "copy figure" option in the edit drop down list like there is in Windows. Any suggestion?
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Richard Quist
Richard Quist on 4 May 2022
Edited: Richard Quist on 4 May 2022
There are a couple options for copying the figure to the clipboard on Linux.
For recent versions of MATLAB (R2020a or later) you can use the copygraphics command:
% This example assumes that 'fig' is the handle to your figure.
% In R2020a and later, you can use the copygraphics command and specify
% the 'ContentType' as 'vector' (to ensure tightly cropped, scalable output):
copygraphics(fig, 'ContentType', 'vector');
For older versions (since R2016a, I think) you can use the print command with the -clipboard option
% This example assumes that 'fig' is the handle to your figure.
% Use the print command and specify the -clipboard option and desired
% format
% Specify -dpdf and '-painters' to ensure scalable output
print(fig, '-clipboard', '-dpdf', '-painters');
% or specify -dbitmap to copy as an image
print(fig, '-clipboard', '-dbitmap');
I hope that helps.

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