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fprintf to word file with red text

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Tyler Murray
Tyler Murray on 20 Oct 2016
Commented: Jan on 22 Oct 2016
I am using fprintf to write to a text file. Since a text file only displays plain text I was looking to see about printing to Microsoft word and putting failed text in red. I know you can do fprintf(2, 'string') and the text will appear red in the command window. But when you write to a specific file such as MyFile, fprintf(2, MyFile, 'string') errors out. Is there a certain format to do this? Thanks.
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Chaya N
Chaya N on 21 Oct 2016
I believe the syntax you are using for the fprintf command is wrong. Please look it up here .

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KSSV
KSSV on 22 Oct 2016
Edited: Jan on 22 Oct 2016
fileID = fopen('myfile.txt','w');
str='I love Matlab';
fprintf(fileID,'%s',str);
fclose(fileID);
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Jan
Jan on 22 Oct 2016
The detail "Microsoft word and putting failed text in red" is missing in this answer.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 22 Oct 2016
There is no way to output colored text to a plain text file.
Outputting data that Microsoft Word will interpret as indicating something with red text may be practical.
  • you could output RTF (Rich Text Format)
  • you could use ActiveX to connect to Word and give it the necessary commands to insert text, select part of it, and color the selection.

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