[R] Followup: copy-paste graphics from R to Word on Mac OS X

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 6 21:05:07 CET 2003

This is misinformation: the font name in the PDF specifications is
ZapfDingbats, and that is what the R driver uses, as in

/Type /Font
/Subtype /Type1
/Name /F6
/BaseFont /ZapfDingbats

I hope you have sent a suitable bug report to the supplier of your tools.x

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Martin Renner wrote:

> I had the same problem and came to this solution:
> - use pdf() to create a pdf file
> - open PDF in Freehand,
>         during open replace fonts: ZapfDingsbat for Zapf Dingsbat
> - save as PDF or EPS and import this into word - bingo
> The pdf files created by pdf() seem less than perfect - on my system 
> (Mac OS X) Illustrator refuses open these files and in Preview or 
> Word any axis label disappear. Maybe someone here knows enough about 
> the PDF format to suggest how to fix this rather complicated path.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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