Re: [R] problems with submitting an eps-file created in R

From: Marc Schwartz (via MN) <>
Date: Sat 23 Jul 2005 - 00:50:28 EST

On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 16:26 +0200, Christian Bieli wrote:
> Dear all
> I've got some problems submitting a manuscript, because I can't
> manage
> creating the favourable eps-file of a graph created in R. The
> journal's
> graphic requirements are as followed:
> format: eps
> width: max. 6 inches
> resolution: min. 1000 dpi
> supported fonts: Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Symbol, Times, Charcoal,
> Chicago, Geneva, Georgia, Monaco, Zapf, New York
> Itried to ways of getting appropriate file:
> 1.Creating eps-file in R by drawing into a x11-device and then:
> /dev.copy2eps(file = "file.eps", onefile = TRUE, paper = "a4", family
> =
> "Helvetica", pointsize=1, = FALSE, fonts = "Helvetica")
> /2. Generating a postscript-file in R with /
> //postscript(file = "", onefile = TRUE, paper = "a4", family =
> "Helvetica", width = 6, height = 2.2, pointsize=1, = FALSE,
> fonts = "Helvetica")/
> an trying to convert it in ghostview.
> Neither approach brought the favoured result. The error message I got
> from the quality checking program was :
> Warning: Document is Missing Non-Standard Font
> One or more non-standard fonts used in this image is not embedded.
> Standard fonts are: Arial, Courier, Helvetica, Symbol, Times,
> Charcoal, Chicago, Geneva, Georgia, Monaco, Zapf, New York.
> In order to repair this problem, save your document with fonts
> embedded.
> Error: Missing Fonts
> Challenge
> One or more linked or used fonts cannot be found. This is caused by
> DigitalExpert not being able to locate fonts on your system. All fonts
> used in the document must be active or have a defined and valid path
> so that DigitalExpert can find them.
> Solution
> The only way to repair this problem is to make the fonts available to
> DigitalExpert, and then reprocess the files. In order to make fonts
> active, either activate them using a font management program, or move
> them into the system:fonts folder.
> 1. Obviously there's a font problem. Helvetica IS installed in my OS
> (windows 2000). Why "DigitalExpert" does not recognize the
> "Helvetica"
> font as a standard font? I thought the fonts option would embed the
> specified font in the file. Am I right or is there another way to

> embed
> fonts?
> 2. Is there a way to set up the resolution of the created ps/eps-file
> in
> R (until now I did the settings in ghostview)?
> 3. I did not find particulars about the pointsize option. What is the
> effect of changing the pointsize value?

> With best regards
> Christian

You need to read the help for postscript(), which specifically tells you in the Details section to use:

postscript(..., onefile = FALSE, horizontal = FALSE, paper = "special")

to generate EPS files.

There is no resolution setting for a postscript file per se, since PS is a device independent vector based format and the resolution of the output is dependent upon the target device/viewer. One exception to this would be the embedding of a bitmapped object in a PS file, but that is not applicable here.

HTH, Marc Schwartz mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Sat Jul 23 00:56:14 2005

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