MATLAB can export the figures you create in several different ways. Below, I will mention the word-processing program Word made by Microsoft corporation. This mention does not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of that piece of software. If you like, you should replace instances of "Word" with the name of your favorite word-processing or graphical-presentation program.
WARNING: There are many more options for saving graphics than I give here. Look up help information on save and print. Also, Word seems to routinely change it's mind about what consitutes good input for including graphics in files so take these prescriptions with a grain of salt.
I like this best of all because the quality of the figure is retained
even when you wish to resize it in the Word document. Here's how to do it:
>> print -deps2 -tiff filename.eps
This creates a file (in the current directory) that may be imported into
Since you used the -tiff flag, you should see a preview of the
plot. Insert the picture when you have found it.
I don't suggest using Word to edit the figure. I think that is better
done in MATLAB. YMMV.