Re: [R] R and Power Point

From: Earl F. Glynn <efg_at_stowers-institute.org>
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 03:00:25 EST

"Erin Hodgess" <hodgess@gator.dt.uh.edu> wrote in message news:200602140646.k1E6kgWk005773@gator.dt.uh.edu...
> I am currently saving the R screen as WMF files and inserting them
> into PowerPoint. While this works, it seems that there
> might be a simpler method.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions for the Power Point, please?

Instead of saving to a file first, have you tried cutting from R and pasting directly to PowerPoint?

File | Copy to Clipboard | As a Metafile

Paste onto PowerPoint page

In PowerPoint, the graphic has no background. Set a background color (if desired):

Right click on graphic | Format Picture | Colors and Lines | Fill | Change from "No Fill" to white, or desired background color

Sometimes resizing even with a metafile is a problem in PowerPoint (or Word). Drawing the "right" size in R before cutting and pasting often solves that problem.

For some very complicated graphics (e.g., a large heatmap), use Copy to Clipboard | As a Bitmap to avoid delays in redrawing the graphic whenever the page is shown.

efg



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