Ungrouping copied figure to MS powerpoint got blurred

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In previous version (2011b), after using 'imagesc' function, the figure was copied&pasted to MS powerpoint (2010 ver). The copied figure could be ungrouped, so I could easily edit the figure.
However, in matlab 2015a, I cannot ungroup the figure as the figure got blurred after ungrouping. Is there a way to ungroup the imagesc figure without blurring effect?
Thanks a lot for your help.
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andy on 21 Sep 2016
Was a workaround for this ever discovered? It is really inconvenient to have to switch from Matlab 2014+ to Matlab 2013 to have quality images in PowerPoint.

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Answers (1)

Usha Duddu
Usha Duddu on 11 Nov 2015
Hi Jihwan
I understand that you are trying to ungroup MATLAB generated figures using Microsoft PowerPoint. In order to ungroup the file in Microsoft PowerPoint, the figure needs to be copied as "Windows Enhanced Metafile". There are two ways to do this:
1. In the Figure window, go to "Edit" -> "Copy Options". On the right pane, choose "Metafile" for "Clipboard format". Then, try copy and paste to Powerpoint again.
2. After creating the figure, go back to the MATLAB command window and type the following
>> print -dmeta
The figure is now in your clipboard and you can directly paste it into any Powerpoint slide and the "Group" option should also be activated. I hope this helps.
Thank you Usha
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Jihwan Park
Jihwan Park on 30 Nov 2016
Edited: Jihwan Park on 30 Nov 2016
Thank you for the answer, but it did not work...
When I paste the figure as you mentioned,
and after ungrouping the figure, it becomes blurred.

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