[R] Forst Plot: Multipage Output

David L Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Tue Jun 10 16:31:32 CEST 2014

If you have a pdf driver such as CutePDF (free), you can use it to divide the large plot Jim suggested into smaller sheets using poster mode. You can open the multipage pdf in Word and it will convert the pdf pages but you will lose any labelling that is not horizontal. The alternative would be to open the multipage pdf file using Irfanview (free) and save the pages as raster files (tif or png) for import into Word.


> pdf("Test.pdf", width=22, height=17)
> plot(runif(100), runif(100), pch=16, las=1)
> dev.off()

Using las=1 will print the y-axis labels horizontally. Now open Test.pdf in Acrobat Reader and print to CutePDF using the poster mode.

David L Carlson
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840-4352

-----Original Message-----
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Verena Weinbir
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:57 AM
To: Jim Lemon
Cc: r-help
Subject: Re: [R] Forst Plot: Multipage Output

thank you for your answer, Jim!

I want to embed the forest plot in a word document :-)  So I probably have
to make some specifiations within the forest () function (like landscape
and mulitpage format), if possible at all ?



On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:03:55 PM Verena Weinbir wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > I have a huge forest plot, which is to big to put it on one page (you
> cant
> > read a thing in this case ;-))  Is there a way to let it run over several
> > pages?
> >
> > forest(resultges, main="forest plot of included studies")
> >
> Hi Verena,
> One easy way is to use the "pdf" device for output and specify a very
> large page. You can then scroll around it in a PDF viewer and if you want
> a hard copy, have it printed at a print shop.
> Jim

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