[R-SIG-Mac] R EPS graphics and PDFs from Word Documents

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Wed Nov 8 03:32:47 CET 2006

This is the same strategy as Adobe Illustrator's "Save for Office", 
that is, convert to png. Which I have had good experience with.

For that matter, I have recently been using R's png() device for 
graphics inserted into PowerPoint, with good results. I don't know 
about *printing* from a Windows box, but they display well via 


At 9:00 AM -0800 11/7/06, Smith, Daniel \(DHS-DEODC-EHIB\) wrote:
>I have had the best results saving the R graphic as pdf (default), then
>using Apple's Preview program to convert it to png.  When pasted into
>Word or PowerPoint, the png graphic can be resized, opened in Windows,
>etc. and still looks good.
>Daniel Smith, Dr.P.H.
>Environmental Health Investigations Branch
>California Department of Health Services
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>R-SIG-Mac at stat.math.ethz.ch

Don MacQueen
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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