On my laptop (with an external nvidia graphics card) I cannot change the axes font size. For example the command:
axes('position',[.1 .1 .8 .8],'FontSize',8)
Produces an axes with the default size 10 font size, not 8. If I run the exact same code on my work PC it works perfectly. Labels and legends are generated with the correct font size. I'm using matlab R2017a on my laptop and R2013b on my work PC, but I think the issue is my graphics card as I've had other issues previously. Do I need to change its settings?