[R] PDF Arial, Helvetica and Pagemaker 7.0

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 11 17:54:25 CEST 2005

On Wed, 11 May 2005, Neuro LeSuperHéros wrote:

Do give your real name and affiliation!  What exactly are you trying to 

Why don't you ask on a PageMaker list how to get it to accept valid PDF?
This is a bug in PageMaker, not in R.

> I can generate PDF documents and they look good on acrobat reader.  However, 
> when I import the PDFs in Pagemaker 7.0 (on windows2K), I get an error 
> message saying it does not recognize the Helvetica font.
> I got this from ?pdf:
> family
> the font family to be used, one of "AvantGarde", "Bookman", "Courier", 
> "Helvetica", "Helvetica-Narrow", "NewCenturySchoolbook", "Palatino" or 
> "Times". Note the other specifications allowed for postscript are not 
> available.
> There in no mention of Arial.  Is there a way to force R to use the Arial 
> family?

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