Getting MATLAB Figures into Latex or Powerpoint

The Important Points

Into Latex

To put a MATLAB figure into a latex document, simply export it in eps format from the file menu of the figure.  Choose color or not according to what you want, and what you plan to do with it.  Then to import it into your latex document, use a line like

Into Powerpoint

To put a Matlab figure into a Powerpoint file, go to the edit menu of the figure, and choose "Copy Options..."   Make sure metafile is selected, not bitmap.  The other options are, well, optional.  The select "Copy Figure" (not just "Copy") and paste into powerpoint.  You may be able to simply resize the result to get what you want, but you can also ungroup the object (select ungroup from the draw menu and repeat as necessary) and make changes to it.