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export_fig can't do Monospace?

Asked by Shaun VanWeelden on 3 Nov 2013
Latest activity Answered by Oliver Woodford on 2 Jan 2014
I have been using export_fig (#1 file on File Exchange) to generate a nice pdf report, but I have ran into something that seems absolutely ridiculous. I can't use monospace anything for a font.
I have tried specifying the MATLAB string to be of fonts "monospaced" and "courier new" and they both show up in the MATLAB figure correctly and print "more correctly" to a pdf when using the print function.
When I use the export_fig function it just completely disregards the fontname..
Some sample code is below:
uicontrol('style','text','position',[50 320 400 40],'string','Hello, why am I not monospaced in the PDF test2 and why does this 2 look awful in PDF test 1?','fontname','monospaced')
print(gcf,'-dpdf','test1.pdf')
export_fig('test2.pdf','-pdf')
To run export_fig, just go to File Exchange and its on the home page.
Would LaTex be a solution? I have never used it, but it seems like it may "trick" the renderer into displaying correctly.

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Answer by Oliver Woodford on 2 Jan 2014

Export_fig supports Courier, and that is monospaced.
For hints on why the other fonts you mentioned might not be working, see the "Known issues" section of the export_fig help page.

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