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

Don MacQueen macq@llnl.gov
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 08:36:54 -0800

Sorry, I kind of jumped from dashed lines to hyphens in text. The 
encoding='AdobeSTD' solved the hyphen problem for me.

But I just now did this little set of commands

>  pdf('tmp.pdf',encoding='AdobeStd')
>  plot(1:10,1:10)
>  lines(1:10,1:10,lty=2)
>  dev.off()

in R 1.6.0 on Solaris, and when I inserted tmp.pdf into PowerPoint X 
the dashed line was there, as was the text. Also looked ok when I 
used R 1.6.0 for Darwin/X.


>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