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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:41:53 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Simone Giannerini wrote:

> I looked at the list of bug fixes before writing and I found that the
> only thing close to it is this
>
> o postscript() was not always ignoring .Postscript.Options in
> the workspace (where it should not have occurred).
>
> but I must admit I did not understand whether it had anything to do
> with this bug report.

It occurs on Windows only, and the src/gnuwin32/CHANGES file says

BUG FIXES

     o   Saving a plot to Postscript or PDF required the font database
         to have been initialized: this is now done if necessary.

See also

https://mailman.stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2007-October/142414.html

(over a month ago).

>
> Thanks
>
> Simone
>
> On 11/6/07, Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:
>> This has been reported several times before and has been fixed in
>> R-patched some weeks ago.
>>
>> Uwe Ligges
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
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