[R] Charts to M$Word - what's the best format
B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Apr 14 17:26:51 CEST 2003
Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> I have never understood why more people don't use this approach.
> Even without a postscript printer it is an excellent approach;
> you can install Adobe Acrobat Distiller and print to non-postscript
> printers (same with Ghostscript).
I suspect (with very little evidence) that perhaps these people have
tried with PostScript files and failed - since they should have been
using Encapsulated PostScript files. Forget (or not understand the
consequences) to put 'onefile=FALSE' when creating the file and you may
well end up with something that mucks up when included in a document.
Many applications produce very poor EPS files, and many other
applications have trouble importing them. Thankfully for most technical
people R generates very good EPS files and LaTeX/dvips imports them
Anyway, now that machines are fast and disk space cheap, why cant
Windows users just produce bitmaps at 600dpi? :)
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