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How can I solve "Invalid object handle" error when trying to open a .fig?

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Franck Dernoncourt
Franck Dernoncourt on 22 Jul 2013
When I try to open a figure using open('my_figure.fig'),  I have this error message:
What are some likely issues?
The figure was saved using
saveas(gcf,'my_figure.fig', 'fig')
in a Matlab script that was run from the Linux shell:
matlab -nodesktop -r "run my_script; exit;"
Here is the figure I'm trying to open: http://francky.me/misc/my_figure.fig
Thanks, F

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David Sanchez
David Sanchez on 22 Jul 2013
Can you open the figure somehow? I downloaded it and could not open it, which could mean the file is damaged.
Franck Dernoncourt
Franck Dernoncourt on 22 Jul 2013
Thanks, I cannot open the figure, but I don't think the issue is specific to the file like some damage as the issue occurs for all my figures in the script, and I did several runs. I added a few more details on how the figure was saved: maybe I cannot use saveas(gcf,'my_figure.fig', 'fig') when launching through matlab -nodesktop ?

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David Sanchez
David Sanchez on 22 Jul 2013
Try doing it with a figure handle:
h = figure;
plot(1:4,5:8)
saveas(h,'my_fig.fig')

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Jan
Jan on 22 Jul 2013
You need to call the M-file to open a GUI, while opening a GUI just by opening the FIG file creates such errors, because the OpeningFcn or CreateFcn did not run (as far as I know, but I'm not using GUIDE for exactly such reasons).

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