Saves multiple MATLAB figure windows to powerpoint giving the user "subplot" style control over thei
Updated 1 Sep 2016

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Saves multiple MATLAB figure windows to powerpoint giving the user "subplot" style control over their positions in the final slide.
Given multiple figures you can use commands like:

subplotPPT(m,n,k,...) to print a copy of the figure to a powerpoint slide. The first three arguements behave like those of subplot: m rows of images, n columns amd k gives you the index of the image to paste to (if k has two element per image then the function will merge the image across the locations). Other inputs:

Vector of handles to figures to paste into the slide

Filename of powerpoint file to use

slide number to print to

Region of the slide to print to

image file format to print to (e.g jpg, png, bmp ...)

gaps between adjacent images

units for specifying measures in.

The zip file contains subplotPPT and test_PPTScript which runs through some examples of how to call the function


The code:

h(1) = figure;
h(2) = figure;
h(3) = figure;
h(4) = figure;
h(5) = figure;

[1 4; 2 3; 5 5; 6 9; 7 8],...
'region',[200 100 500 340],...

Generates the screenshot

Cite As

Mark Hoyle (2024). subplotPPT (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: saveppt, saveppt2

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Updated license

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Now contains a file "subplotPPT_2007" for use with Office 2007. Thanks to Mykel Kochenderfer for pointing this out to me.

Fixing a bug in the previous code and adding the capability to save as an image file. Powerpoint allows you to save slides to a range of image file type. subplotPPT now lets you save the resulting slide to an image file. See test script for examples.