[R-SIG-Mac] Wiki or Development for Mac-R.app-graphics-insert-to-Word?
macq at llnl.gov
Mon Jan 29 20:50:47 CET 2007
I'd suggest you try using R's png() driver.
I am satisfied with how graphics imported into Word or PowerPoint
look if save using png().
Note that Adobe Illustrator for Mac has a "Save for Microsoft Office"
option, and it saves in png format.
At 1:42 PM -0500 1/29/07, Martin Henry H. Stevens wrote:
>While I do not use Microsoft Word for my own work, I
>(i) I teach R to people who use Word and PowerPoint, and
>(ii) many people use Word around here would like to use R, but are
>frustrated about getting graphics into Word.
>My most recent response to a colleague, and my preferred solution for
>others on a Mac was:
>1. Mac OSX uses PDF format for vector-graphics format, and R can make
>PDFs beautifully -- try opening them in Preview or Acrobat Reader.
>Microsoft Word, however, cannot handle PDF graphics, uses EMF/WMF
>format for vector graphics. On PC's, R can create EMF/WMF format, but
>it does not do so on Macs.
>2. On Macs, the best solution I have found for putting images into
>PowerPoint and Word is to save R images as PDFs, open them in
>GraphicConverter (a utility that comes with a Mac), then save as JPEG
>format (with 100% resolution) and insert that into a Word document.
>That will look very good. I seem to remember that Powerpoint is not
>3. Note that if you make a Word document (like a manuscript) that
>contains EMF/WMF graphics, Word on the Mac cannot read images in the
>Word file made on the PC.
>4. The best success I had came when I stopped using Word, but I
>realize that that is NOT for everyone.
>I found a couple relevant threads (e.g. http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/
>R/Rhelp02a/archive/34950.html), but I was wondering what else might
>be going on.
>Is a move being made to help folks who are wedded to Word? Such a
>move would be useful, I think.
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