[R] problems with text in plots when using illustrator

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Apr 9 10:49:39 CEST 2013


What you are seeing may be the effect of kerning.
Try pdf(..., useKerning=FALSE)

Also, make sure that you actually need to use Illustrator.  It is 
possible that you might be able to do your customisations or refinements 
in R, which will greatly improve the chances of being able to 
replicate/automate your task.


On 9/04/2013 4:39 p.m., David Winsemius wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2013, at 12:28 PM, yanboulanger wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I have some problems with plots (any) saved from R (saved from the
>> menu). It
>> seems that text (either plot titles or axes) is sometimes not
>> "concatenated"
>> in a full "vector" (Illustrator-speaking). I mean, sometimes, a given
>> title
>> is broken in several different chunks even though in R, it's in one
>> "block".
>> Moreover, axis values (especially those < 10) are most of the times
>> "pasted"
>> in a single Illustrator vector whereas a given axis values should be a
>> single vector in Illustrator. This cause problem when trying to edit the
>> plots within Illustrator. All plots are saved in *.eps. I'm using
>> Illustrator CS5.
> I sorry. I find this basically incoherent.
> Are you expecting us to have a copy of Illustrator and are willing to
> describe how you create a pdf or ps file? If so you should post a
> dataset (in R code using dput) and code. Many of us do not have such a
> resource but I cannot imagine understanding your complaint unless you do
> post further detail.

Dr Paul Murrell
Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland
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New Zealand
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paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz

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