[R] getting eps into MS Word documents

Paul Johnson pauljohn at ukans.edu
Tue Aug 15 04:25:21 CEST 2000

Remember that thread a long time ago about how to get R graphics into Ms
Word?  I'm looking at it now because my coauthor is a Windows User, I
use RedHat linux.  I output some eps files from R.  I found one
relatively painless route to get these figures into a Word document:

View in GSview, copy to clipboard, then paste into document.  I've not
seen this one mentioned, and it has the virtue of using free software

On linux, the eps files look fine, but in gsview (version 3.4) on
windows, they have a huge blank space at the top of the graph.  THere is
an option "eps clip" which cuts off the big blank space. Then copy to
clipboard and paste into Word, the big space is not there anymore, and
print quality is not too bad.

Then I tried the shortcut of directly putting the eps file into the Word
document.  That leads to ignominious defeat.

The figure does not show, but rather there is this text:

R Graphics Output
Creator: R Software
Preview: This EPS picture was not saved with a preview included in it. 
COmment: This EPS picture will print to a PostScript printer, but not to
other types of printers.

I do have a postscript printer, but it still prints out this way.  I
figure I have some kind of MS Word configuration issue there.

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