[R] R-graphics: insert PS in MS Word

Wolfgang Koller koller2 at fgr.wu-wien.ac.at
Wed Jul 28 10:36:23 CEST 1999

Dear R-Users,

one more advice for those who produce .ps-files with R (on 
unix-machines) and want to insert them in MS-Word:

It is not enough to include the argument horizontal= FALSE in the 
postscript function. The width-option has to be set small enough so 
that the plot fits (in upright position) on a ("portrait") a4 paper 
(or letter paper). Otherwise R obviously adjusts the width-parameter, 
so that this condition is fullfilled, and the width and height of the 
plot may not have the proportions intended by the user.
 E.g. :

Then the file can be transferred to the Windows computer, and after 
adding bounding boxes and a preview with Ghostview (the "PS to EPS" 
and "Add EPS Preview" commands are well documented in the online 
help) the file should be ready for inserting in MS-Word.


Wolfgang Koller,  koller2 at fgr.wu-wien.ac.at
Research Institute for European Affairs
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Althanstrasse 39-45, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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