[R] Redrawing !

Peter Kleiweg kleiweg at let.rug.nl
Mon Jan 15 12:25:34 CET 2001

Prof Brian D Ripley skriver...

> On Sun, 14 Jan 2001, M. Edward Borasky wrote:

> > 1. Have the UNIX version produce files which are Windows-friendly. For
> > example, the Windows version can produce an output file in "wmf" format,
> > which I can directly import into a Word document. The UNIX version I have
> > doesn't seem to do this, so I need to either convert PostScript to WMF
> > somehow, or use a JPEG, which isn't editable in the Microsoft tools and
> > tends to be of lower visual quality than my users will accept.
> Look at the developer site:
>    o  The ability to write WMF on Unix (but it looks as if we know too
>       little to achieve this).
> We have been unable to either documentation for WMF or any other
> application that can give us a clue, so can you provide code, please?
> However, Word *can* import postscript, and you can add a preview header
> if you like.  EMF is editable in Word, but it tends to make a comprehensive
> mess of it.

Word does not recognize the standard device independent screen
preview, Encapsulated PostScript Interchange format (EPSI). But
it understands TIFF and Metafile previews.

Open the PostScript file in GSview, than select from the menu

    -> Add EPS Preview
       -> Windows Metafile
          -> Save as [EPS Files (*.eps)]

Unless you have a PostScript printer or use something like
Ghostscript to print your Word document, the preview will be
used to print the figure. The preview is just a bitmap. The
resolution of the bitmap depends on how large you had the image
displayed in GSview at the time of adding the preview.

Peter Kleiweg

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