Ive been creating alot of ppt presentations lately with snapshots of figures from MATLAB. To facilitate this, I created a short cut with the following commands:
set(gcf,'Color',[1 1 1]);
Both "imclipboard" and "export_fig" can be found on the File exchange (big thanks to the authors).
My process is simple:
1) Generate the plot I want in MATLAB. 2) Maximize the figure window 3) Click on my shortcut (or whatever method you want to run those 2 lines of code) 4) Open PPT to the slide I want 5) Ctrl-V to paste the image (I'm on a PC with Windows 7) 6) Position/resize the image in appropriately PPT.
Maybe this will help?
Ive also used this trick hundreds of times to embed images in (Outlook) emails for my colleagues.