[R-SIG-Mac] Office integration
tadams1 at cinci.rr.com
Fri Jun 6 16:05:58 CEST 2008
My apologies if I confused the thread. I was simply offering up a very
good alternative to the MS Office suite, regardless of what one might
do in the MS-Word environment, as you offered. I wasn't suggesting the
only way (or even the best way necessarily) to resolve Adam's Word
issues was going the iWork direction. I find the MS products overly
featurized & sluggish and I don't care to add to MS's coffers. And,
BTW, Presentations using Keynote are superior in my estimation than
those with PowerPoint.
On Jun 6, 2008, at 9:43 AM, Bryan Hanson wrote:
> Maybe I missed something in an earlier post about this, but if not
> might help. The whole process seems simpler than some of the fixes
> I've seen
> I am using Office 2004 (with all available updates), on OS 10.4.11,
> and the
> latest versions of R.
> If you use the png or pdf output in R to create your graphic, then
> in Word
> or PowerPoint you can use Insert -> Picture -> From File to place a
> no problem at all, then resize it as needed. Then you can double
> click on
> the graphic to size, position, float, fade etc.
> I find Office does not always size upwards well, but shrinks things
> fine. So make the diagrams larger to begin with.
> And the png device has the option for a transparent background,
> which can be
> useful when doing a scientific poster in PowerPoint.
> R to a png or pdf works well for web diagrams too.
> Completed example at:
> HTH Bryan
> On 6/6/08 9:06 AM, "Thomas Adams" <tadams1 at cinci.rr.com> wrote:
>> I would suggest getting iWork for $79
>> ) from Apple, which includes Pages, Numbers, & Keynote
>> spreadsheet, presentation software, respectively). They are fully
>> compatible with MS Office products. I have had no problem going
>> between the Apple products and MS. For instance, one can directly
>> MS-Word docs in Pages and save directly to MS-Word. I work in a PC/
>> Windows environment and have not experienced any problems of
>> On Jun 5, 2008, at 11:24 AM, Adam Kleczkowski wrote:
>>> Having just switched over from Windows to Mac, I am struggling with
>>> incorporating pictures generated by R into MSOffice documents. A
>>> quick read through archives and google suggests that this is almost
>>> hopeless for MS Word 2004 (any input is bitmapped). What is the
>>> current situation with MS Office 2008?
>>> I am using R and Word in Windows under Parallels at the moment, but
>>> would like to switch fully to Mac soon.
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Adam Kleczkowski, Senior Lecturer
>>> Dept. Computing Science and Mathematics
>>> Univ. of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland
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