Re: [R] Transparent backgrounds in png files

From: Marc Schwartz <>
Date: Sat 31 Jul 2004 - 08:16:40 EST


Here is one additional option for you.

I happened to be doing some searching on the site today for some printing related issues in their Bugzilla equivalent.

There was a reference to a MS Office PDF import filter available from ScanSoft that would enable you to create PDF vector based plot files in R (using pdf()) and then import them into MS Office.

There is a RFE in the issues list for this feature, which won't appear before V2.0. If and when this becomes available it would streamline some of the Linux -> Windows issues that have been discussed in this thread.

More information on PDFConverter is available from the ScanSoft site at:

There is a standard version available for $49 (U.S) and a professional version available for $99 (U.S.). Some example PDF -> Word documents are available at

HTH, Marc Schwartz mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Sat Jul 31 08:23:07 2004

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