[R] ON MAC, how to copy a plot on to Word document?

Stefan Evert stefan.evert at uos.de
Sun Sep 7 17:50:25 CEST 2008

On 7 Sep 2008, at 16:57, John Kane wrote:

> I think you need to save the plot and import it into Word.  AFAIK  
> you can only copy and paste a plot in Windows.

In the R.app GUI, you can click the plot window and then select "Copy"  
from the "Edit" menu (or press Command-C). You can now past the plot  
into most Mac applications (e.g. Apple's own iWork suit), but it  
doesn't work in Word 2004 -- so it's really a problem with Word.

> Have a look at ?png  (There are other formats available)

Or, much better, a PDF file by selecting "Save As ..." from the "File"  
menu (Shift-Command-S). You should then be able to drag and drop the  
PDF file into Word.


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