[R] Problem with figure size when embedding fonts

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Sat Mar 14 19:51:05 CET 2009

Dear Colleagues:

I need to make a graphic that uses the Nimbus rather than Helvetica font 
family so that the font can be embedded in the encapsulated postscript 
file.  This is to satisfy a requirement from a journal for electronic 
submission of figures.  I do the following:

postscript('lowess.eps', onefile=FALSE, pointsize=18, horizontal=FALSE,
. . .

At this point lowess.eps looks fine.  When I run:
embedFonts('lowess.eps') or
embedFonts('lowess.eps', options='-sPAPERSIZE=letter')

the figures are wider and the right panel of the 3x2 matrix of plots 
expands past the paper edge.  Advice welcomed.


platform       i486-pc-linux-gnu
arch           i486
os             linux-gnu
system         i486, linux-gnu
major          2
minor          8.1
year           2008
month          12
day            22
svn rev        47281
language       R
version.string R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22)

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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