# TikZ plot leaves empty space when using a predefined color [closed]

I am using matlab2tikz to plot some matlab graphs, turn those to pdf using the standalone document format, and combine them side by side in a latex document. Whenever I predefine fill color with

\definecolor{mycolor1}{rgb}{0.5625,1,0.4375}


the whole plot gets shifted to the right (like this). If I in turn comment the line everything works just fine. Note that I didn't even use the specified mycolor1 in addplot properties, instead I used fill=yellow. The code is, apart from the color definition, in both cases exactly the same.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Minimal working example:

bucket.tex

\definecolor{mycolor1}{rgb}{0.5625,1,0.4375}
\begin{tikzpicture}
% Axis at [0.13 0.11 0.78 0.81]
\begin{axis}[%
view={0}{90},
width=10cm,
height=10cm,
scale only axis,
xmin=-5, xmax=-1,
ymin=-5, ymax=-1,
hide x axis,
hide y axis]

\addplot [fill=yellow,draw=black,forget plot] coordinates{ (-5,-0.99999897405059)(-3.00088134424625,-1.02)(-4.24,-4.89040515321358)(-5,-0.99999897405059)};

\addplot [fill=yellow,draw=black,forget plot] coordinates{ (-1,-3.00099999987623)    (-1.72,-5.00000063103793)(-2.08,-3.87877006628044)(-1,-3.00099999987623)};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}%


test.tex

\documentclass[]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\begin{document}
\input{bucket.tex}
\end{document}


this produces the erroneous file mentioned above, commenting \definecolor produces the correct result.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Is it also the same if you move your definitions in the preamble (before \begin{document}) and also are you using preview package or standalone class? – percusse Oct 15 '12 at 9:38
I feel stupid now. When I moved the definition as you suggested (out of bucket.tex and before \begin{document}) everything solved itself. Thanks for the help! – vuce Oct 15 '12 at 10:12
Might be a little frustrating having to do this on tens of such files, but it works. – vuce Oct 15 '12 at 10:37

## closed as too localized by lockstep, Stefan Kottwitz♦Oct 15 '12 at 10:28

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