[R] The best way to end up with WMF files

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Mar 20 01:29:15 CET 2003

Peter Dunn <dunn at usq.edu.au> writes:

> I am doing some stats work for a group of biologists
> who require windows metafiles (*.wmf) for their publications.
> To create these, I appear to have two choices:
> 1.  Restart my machine in Windows and use  savePlot
> 2.  Keep my machine in linux, save as another format,
>     then convert.
> I'd rather stay in linux; but how do I get wmf files?  I looked
> at using ImageMagick's  convert, but it appears only to *read*
> wmf files and not write them according to the help (not that
> I could get it to read them when I tried... but that's another
> story).  
> And if I do create another format first and eventually end up with
> a wmf, what is the best way to get there without loosing quality
> on the way through the conversion(s)?  
> So my question is this:  How can I end up with a wmf files using
> linux, without sacrificing too much (any?) quality on the way?
> I looked in the Mail archives and couldn't find anything useful.

It is not clear that you can.  At least as of 9 months ago, there were
no decent *2wmf converters (decent = vector results, rather than crude

Best of luck, and if you find a good (non-bitmapped graphics)
solution, let us know!


A.J. Rossini				Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics
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