Inserting a MATLAB SVG image into any version of PowerPoint by converting it to a vector EMF image

Recent changes to PowerPoint have made it more difficult to insert MATLAB vector images because the EPS format is no longer supported in PowerPoint (without a registry hack requiring administrator access). This video shows how you can use the online service to convert an SVG image from MATLAB into an EMF vector image that any version of PowerPoint can use. This technique will also work for any other application that can output an SVG vector format file. While the latest versions of PowerPoint support SVG files (as of mid-2017), this technique is required for all previous versions of PowerPoint. Because the EMF is a vector format file, it can be scaled in PowerPoint without losing the clarity of the image, making it a good choice for large format output such as posters.


By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.