Re: [Rd] Saving Graphics File as .ps or .pdf (PR#10403)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 17:15:20 +0100 (CET)


This has been discussed extensively on R-help (with a workaround), and is already fixed in R-patched.

On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Jane_Harvill_at_baylor.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Jane L. Harvill
> Version: 2.6.0
> OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
> Submission from: (NULL) (129.62.21.93)
>
>
> PROBLEM: The ability to save the contents of an R Graphics window as a
> postscript or PDf file through the drop-down menu (File -> Save As ->
> Postscript, or File -> Save As -> PDF) results in the error message below being
> printed to the R Console.
>
> ERROR MESSAGE:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> Error: Invalid font type
> In addition: Warning messages:
> 1: font family not found in PostScript font database
> 2: font family not found in PostScript font database
>>>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM:
> 1. Using the R Console, create some graph in R; for example, plot(rnorm(100)).
> 2. Select File -> Save As -> PostScript (or File -> Save As -> PDF).
> 3. Supply a file name and click the "Save" button.
>
> FOUR OTHER RELEVANT NOTES:
> 1. I checked to see if the same error results when invoking the functions
> pdf(file=...) or postscript(file=...). No error results, and the content of
> the output (.ps or .pdf) file produces a duplicate of what appears in the R
> Graphics window.

And once you do that, the menus work.

> 2. I checked, but did not see any other bug reports in the system that are
> relevant to this problem.
>
> 3. Before I submitted this R Bug Report, I reinstalled the PostScript fonts,
> and then reinstalled R Version 2.6.0. This did not change the outcome.
>
> 4. This problem did not exist in previous versions of R on any of my computers.
> It exists on all computers for version 2.6.0 of R.

Only on Windows ....

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