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how to change the axis line color white but maintain the font color black?

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Sharah on 27 Oct 2016
Answered: Image Analyst on 27 Oct 2016
I am trying to get a graph look like this, but when I change the color of axis to white the font becomes white too


Adam on 27 Oct 2016
Please post what code you are using. Axes are white by default, with black text. Do you mean you are making the grid lines white? If so when I do this everything else remains unchanged, so I'm not really sure what settings you are changing.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 27 Oct 2016
Does this help:
y = sin([1:40]/10);
plot(y, 'm*-');
grid on;
ax = gca % Get handle to current axes.
ax.XColor = 'r'; % Red
ax.YColor = 'b'; % Blue
ax.GridAlpha = 0.9; % Make grid lines less transparent.
ax.GridColor = [0.1, 0.7, 0.2]; % Dark Green.


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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 27 Oct 2016
Do this right after you plot something.
ax = gca % Don't use a semicolon.
Then, in the command window, click the link to show all properties. There you can see how you can change virtually anything.

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Sharah on 27 Oct 2016
I know that one, but the problem is when I change fore example the 'XColor' which is the axis color on X side to white, the font of XTickLabel will change to white too. How to maintain the black font color but only change the axis color

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Jan on 27 Oct 2016
Create 2 axes: 1 for the lables and another on top for the grid:
Axes1H = axes('NextPlot', 'add');
Axes1H = axes('NextPlot', 'add', 'YTickLabel', {}, 'XTickLabel', {}, ...
'XColor', [1,1,1], 'YColor', [1,1,1], ...
'Color', [0.5, 0.5, 0.5], ...
'Box', 'on', 'XGrid', 'on', 'YGrid', 'on');


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