[R] Embedding PDF into RTF document via R language

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 19:38:58 CEST 2017

An obvious question is: why mess with RTF at all, as R and RStudio provide
support for document creation with embedded R content (i.e. through knitr
and associated)?

But be that as it may (i.e. don't answer that), have you tried posting on:

https://stackoverflow.com/      ?

Seems like this sort of question might fit better there.


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along and
sticking things into it."
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On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Fisher Dennis <fisher at plessthan.com>

> R 3.4.1
> OS X and Windows
> Colleagues
> I have a complicated problem that includes several components:
>         R
>         RTF
>         PDF
> Using R (and a slew of RTF commands), I assemble a text document with an
> RTF extension.  The document contains text, tables, and images (JPEG
> format, previously created with R).
> To “import” the JPEG images into the document, I use the following R code:
>         cat("\\pard\\qc {\\pict\\jpegblip\n", file=TEMPREPORT, append=T)
>         cat(toupper(readBin(IMAGEFILE, "raw", 10000000)), fill=64,
> sep="",file=TEMPREPORT, append=T)
>         cat("\n}\\par\\ql", file=TEMPREPORT, append=T)
> The critical text is:
>         jpegblip — which presumably informs the RTF reader that what
> follows is a JPEG
>         readBin — which reads the JPEG file
> When the JPEG images are created, I also create identical PDF versions.  I
> would like, if possible, to “import” the PDF versions (instead of the JPEG
> versions) into the RTF document.
> I see two issues:
> 1.  It is not obvious what should replace the jpegblip command
> 2.  Is readBin the appropriate command to embed the PDF
> I realize that this is not strictly an R issue but support for R is far
> better than that for RTF.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Dennis
> Dennis Fisher MD
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