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Carl Hopkins on 23 May 2017
Answered: Sean de Wolski on 14 May 2021
Suppose you wanted to write a script to make several pages of figures each with several small subplots that could be used as thumbnails. When done, you would like to print the figures each with a header containing the page number and the number of pages of similar plots. For example:
for page = 1:3
figure (page)
clf
for sub = 1:9
subplot(3,3,sub)
plot(1:100,rand(1,100))
end
set(gcf,'PaperPosition',[.25 .25 8 10])
end
and you want to put a header on the page like this
Adam Danz on 14 May 2021
If you're using tiledlaytout (Matlab R2019b and later), you can assign the title to the tiledlayout object.
figure
tlo = tiledlayout(3,3);
nexttile; nexttile; nexttile;
nexttile; nexttile; nexttile;
nexttile; nexttile; nexttile;
title(tlo, 'Global Title', 'FontWeight','Bold','FontSize',18)

Carl Hopkins on 14 May 2021
see above for sbtitle()

Jan on 23 May 2017
Add a text to an invisible axes covering the complete figure:
AxesH = axes('Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [0,0,1,1], 'Visisble', 'off', ...
text(0.5, 0.99, 'Your figure title', 'Parent', AxesH, ...
'Units', 'normalized', ...
'VerticalAlignment', 'top', 'HorizontalAlignment', 'center');
Carl Hopkins on 23 May 2017
Brilliant ! Thank you very much.
AxesH = axes('Units', 'Normalized', 'Position', [0,0,1,1], 'Visible', 'off', ...
text(0.5, 0.99, 'Your figure title', 'Parent', AxesH, ...
'Units', 'normalized', ...
'VerticalAlignment', 'top', 'HorizontalAlignment', 'center');

KL on 23 May 2017
title(['Pg.no:' num2str(page) ' sub:' num2str(sub)])
Carl Hopkins on 23 May 2017
Thank you for your response. Although title works well for labeling an individual axis, but it does not put a header on a page with multiple axes. I would like to have a header or footer on the page that numbers the pages of plots in sequence (as in the figure where I did it manually)

Sean de Wolski on 14 May 2021
You can use the MATLAB Report Generator to build sophisticated reports with whatever formatting, chapters, sections, etc. you need. A trivial example:
import mlreportgen.report.*
import mlreportgen.dom.*
r = Report('figs', 'pdf');
t = Text("Figures:");
t.Style = {Bold, FontSize('24pt')};
for ii = 1:3
plot(sin(1:(2^(ii+1))))
end
close(r)
% rptview(r)