Re: [R] Lattice + Word: Changing .wmf files to .pdf files

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:26:09 -0400

I also use R PDF graphic files; however, note that they can be imported directly into Word, at least on my version of Word which is Word 2007 on Windows Vista SP1, using Insert | Object (_not_ Insert | Picture) eliminating the intermediate step.

On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:56 AM, Soukup, Mat <Mat.Soukup_at_fda.hhs.gov> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm by no means an expert on anything related to M$ products... However
> I was recently forced (reluctantly at that) to put together a PPT
> presentation which included multiple R graphics. So I thought I'd share
> what I found to produce decent looking graphics.
>
> I created all the graphics from R as PDF files making sure to size them
> accordingly by using the height and width arguments in the pdf function.
> I would then open the graphics with Acrobat Professional and use the
> snapshot tool (camera icon) to copy the image. This image was then
> easily pasted into PPT (or Word in your case) which looked quite well.
> At least this seemed to work out all right on my Windows XP PC.
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> -Mat
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> On Behalf Of Mike Prager
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 9:38 AM
> To: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Lattice + Word: Changing .wmf files to .pdf files
>
> Jim Price <price_ja_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> [...]
>> Currently we are using windows metafile format for in-text tables for
>> reports created in Word. However, we've discovered some artifactual
> lines
>> being created in our final output once the Word document is changed to
> PDF.
>> The process is as follows:
>> [...]
>>
>> If any one can shed enlightenment (or suggest an alternative approach
> that
>> preserves decent fidelity - we've struggled with postscript files in
> the
>> past, but this may be our opportunity to try them out again), it would
> be
>> much appreciated.
>
> The best approach depends on how much you care about the Word
> files looking their best before conversion, vs. caring most
> about the PDF.
>
> If you care most about the PDF, you can save your graphics as
> EPS files from R (either by using the postscript device or the
> savePlot function with type = "eps"). I tried one EPS file, and
> found that Word 2007 imported EPS better than some older
> versions. When I converted to PDF, the graphic was sharp and
> clear. The downside of this approach is that before the
> conversion Word displays the EPS graphic as a rough bitmapped
> preview -- quite workable, but not suitable for final version.
>
> If you want both Word and PDF versions to look good, there is no
> perfect solution. You could try generating the graphics as PNG,
> which will look good (but not great) in both places. That
> approach will likely increase file sizes considerably.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> --
> Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
> * Opinions expressed are personal and not represented otherwise.
> * Any use of tradenames does not constitute a NOAA endorsement.
>
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