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Web Browser

Some tools in MATLAB and related products display HTML or XML documents in the MATLAB Web browser. For example, after using the Editor/Debugger's cell features to publish an M-file to HTML, you view the HTML file in the MATLAB Web browser. Because the MATLAB Web browser is a desktop tool, you can dock it and perform other desktop operations on it.

Image of MATLAB Web browser containing an M-file published to HTML.

To display documents in the Web browser, use the web function. The web function supports arguments that allow you to display documents in your system browser, for example, Netscape, or in the Help browser.

The toolbar buttons and menu items in the Web browser are similar to those found in the Help browser display pane. For more information, see Viewing Documentation in the Help Browser.

One feature of the Web browser not found in the Help browser is the Location field. In the Web browser, type a URL in the field to display that Web page.

Like any browser, the MATLAB Web browser might not support all of the HTML or related features used in a particular Web site or HTML page. For example, the MATLAB Web browser does not support the display of .bmp (bitmap) image files. Instead use .gif or .jpeg formats for image files.

Internet Connection and Fonts for Web Browser--Web Preferences

To specify a proxy server to connect from the MATLAB Web browser to the Internet, use Web preferences. You might need to specify this preference if you have a firewall, for example. If you have a firewall and do not specify the proxy settings, links from the Web browser to URLs will not work.

Select File -> Preferences -> Web. By default, the check box Use a proxy server to connect to the Internet is not selected. This is for when you have a direct connection to the Internet.

To specify a proxy server, select the check box and specify the Proxy host and Proxy port. See your system administrator for the information you need to specify the proxy settings. As an example, illustrates the format for host, and 3128 is the type of value you enter for port.

Fonts for Web Browser.   To modify the font used in the Web browser, select File -> Preferences -> Fonts. The Web browser uses the font settings you specify for HTML Proportional Text tool. For more information about setting fonts, click the Help button in the preference pane for Fonts.

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