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

Don MacQueen macq@llnl.gov
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 08:28:11 -0800

Try including
in your pdf() call.

When I do that with R >= 1.5.1 on Solaris I get both the hyphens and 
Helvetica displayed when I import the pdf into PowerPoint (the Office 
X version).


I've had the missing hyphens problem with the Splus postscript device also.

At 10:03 AM -0600 10/31/02, Gerry Brush wrote:
>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 lines().
>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
>Fax: (210) 670-3317
>E-mail: gbrush@darwin.sfbr.org
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Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA