On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Daniel Mader <danielstefanmader@googlemail.com> wrote:

this is a known problem when working with subplots, reducing the
figure size or increasing the font size. It is like that by design but
there are workarounds.


Hope this helps :)

Yes, it is a known problem, and it is by design.  However, the OP has a good point that the gallary should have nice-looking plots.  Therefore, it would make sense to modify those really bad examples with subplot_adjust() to allow them to look better.

Ben Root