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Re: Enlarge tickmarks font size?

From: Alasdair McAndrew
Subject: Re: Enlarge tickmarks font size?
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:08:11 +1100

I've discovered that the files are fine - the use of 'fontsize' does indeed increase the tickmark fonts, both on screen and in the generated .eps file.  The problem seems to be in the dvips command, which I'm using to convert a LaTeX-generated dvi file to PostScript.  For some reason it's not picking up the enlarged fonts, and so when included in a LaTeX document, the final PostScript file includes a figure with tiny fonts.  There are ways of forcing dvips to download all fonts, but it's so long since I've needed anything other than the default settings that I've forgotten how to do it!

By the way, I'm using Octave 3.2.2.


On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 6:35 AM, bpabbott <address@hidden> wrote:
On Jan 13, 2011, at 09:04 AM, Alasdair McAndrew <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:

On Jan 13, 2011, at 4:45 AM, Alasdair McAndrew wrote:

> I'm preparing some plots for student notes, but when I print them the ticklabels are too small.  But I can't seem to find how to change their size!
> Any help would be most gratefully received.
> Thanks,
> Alasdair

Try ..

       set (gca, "fontsize", 14)

If that doesn't work, let us know what version of Octave you are running.


Thank you very much - that works fine on screen.  But when I print to a file, with


the tick labels are as small as ever.  Why does the print command not pick up the fontsize, and how can I print to a file using larger fonts?

Changing the axes fontsize should change the fontsize of the eps file. However, gnuplot renders the fontsize for eps output at one-half the size requested.

Please try to print using different fontsizes and let us know if fontsize changes.

plot (1:10)
set (gca, "fontsize", 12)
print -depsc fontsize12.eps
set (gca, "fontsize", 36)
print -depsc fontsize36.eps

This should produce eps output with fontsizes 6 and 18.

Also please tell us which version of Octave your are running.



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