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How reduce/resize legend dimensions and marker size in R2016a

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I am using the 2016 version of MATLAB (R2016a). I have a figure with three lines which have different colours. I resize the figure window to fit one column but the legend box does not change with it. I have tried to use the position property to change the dimension of the legend but it didn't work. I also tried to reduce the font but this doesn't help when figure is saved in other formats of than fig. I have tried some exchange files (legendmarkeradjust and setLegMarkSize) but still no difference.
I will appreciate it if someone can help me out.

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David J. Mack
David J. Mack on 29 Nov 2016
Hey Oladunjoye!
This is a problem in Matlab for quite some time. Customizing legends is quite cumbersome as Matlab tries to make sure that the Legend stays readable. I have written a function to resize a legend ( resizeLegend ) and there is also another function to create more customizable legends ( legendflex ).
Greetings, David
Oladunjoye Awoga
Oladunjoye Awoga on 29 Nov 2016
Thanks David.
The functions are nice but I still have problem of the dimension of legend when I resize the figure window
David J. Mack
David J. Mack on 29 Dec 2016
Unfortunately, resizing the legend and the figure is something which is far not solvable... For export, I'd recommend setting the figure size, then changing the legend and then export.

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