[R] legend not appearing in Word document

Tim Clark mudiver1200 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 12 14:59:01 CET 2010

I need help with using graphics in Word 2007 that will later be converted into a 
pdf document.  I have tried several formats and found that I get the best 
quality of graphics using .wmf, .eps format, but when I convert it to .pdf I get 
a bunch of lines across the figures.  I also tried .tiff and .png but they give 
me much lower quality.  The best quality that converts to pdf appears to be 
.eps.  However, I have now come across a problem with my figure legends.  For 
some reason the legend is visible in R but not in Word.  Does anyone know why a 
legend in .eps format won't work in Word, or how I can get it to work?  I have 
made an example of the legend below that you should be able to save as .eps and 
paste into Word as an example.  I would appreciate any help you can offer on 
getting the legend in .eps format to work, or on other formats that may be 
better for Word and pdf files.



      Satelite.Palette <- 
      mycol<-Satelite.Palette(ceiling(5000+1))#Max relative angle multiplied by 
100 to give larger range.  Max is 3.1415, rounded up to 3.15 plus one.
      plot(0, 0, type="n", axes=F, xlab="", ylab="")   #New plot for legend
      color.legend(0,0,1,1,col.labels, mycol, align="rb", gradient="y")   #Adds 

 Tim Clark
Marine Ecologist
National Park of American Samoa
Pago Pago, AS 96799 

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