Re: [R] PDF Arial, Helvetica and Pagemaker 7.0

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 12 May 2005 - 01:54:25 EST

On Wed, 11 May 2005, Neuro LeSuperHéros wrote:

Do give your real name and affiliation! What exactly are you trying to hide?

Why don't you ask on a PageMaker list how to get it to accept valid PDF? This is a bug in PageMaker, not in R.

> I can generate PDF documents and they look good on acrobat reader. However,
> when I import the PDFs in Pagemaker 7.0 (on windows2K), I get an error
> message saying it does not recognize the Helvetica font.
> I got this from ?pdf:
> family
> the font family to be used, one of "AvantGarde", "Bookman", "Courier",
> "Helvetica", "Helvetica-Narrow", "NewCenturySchoolbook", "Palatino" or
> "Times". Note the other specifications allowed for postscript are not
> available.
> There in no mention of Arial. Is there a way to force R to use the Arial
> family?

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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