[R-SIG-Mac]When is PDF not PDF?

Gerry Brush gbrush@darwin.sfbr.org
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 10:03:45 -0600


I'm creating PDF files in R to insert into a PowerPoint presentation on 
my Mac, OS X 1.5, shortly to be OS X 2.  At first I was using R 1.5.0 on 
Solaris but found that the font, Helvetica, failed to display when the 
file was inserted into PowerPoint.  I had success when I created the PDF 
file in R 1.6.0 for MacOS (Mac OS X, not Darwin/X), but then when I 
added a dashed line to the graph, it failed to appear in PowerPoint.  I 
can live for the moment without the dashed line, but I wonder if I've 
misunderstood something about the use of pdf(), or maybe plot() or 

Thanks in advance,


Gerry Brush, Ph.D.				   	
Department of Genetics
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
P.O. Box 760549
San Antonio, TX 78245-0549, USA
Tel: (210) 258-9613
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E-mail: gbrush@darwin.sfbr.org