Re: [R] R and Power Point

From: Terry W. Schulz <>
Date: Wed 15 Feb 2006 - 03:21:56 EST

Another option. I'm saving R screens as postscript files, opening them in Ghostview and copying and pasting to blank slides in Powerpoint. I can't detect any deterioration in quality. Convenient when you have a lot of slides to make in a hurry. Ghostview and Ghostscript (required to run Ghostview) are freeware on the web.

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 2/14/2006 9:08 AM, Michael Kubovy wrote:
>> On Feb 14, 2006, at 1:46 AM, Erin Hodgess wrote:
>>> I'm using R in a time series class. ... I have decided to put
>>> together Power Point slides for the teaching. ... 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.
>> Hi Erin,
>> For presentations I use LaTeX with beamer.cls and Sweave to access R.
>> The results are legible and attractive. The method is not simple at
>> first, since you must understand how to use beamer.cls and Sweave.
>> But once you're in production mode, it's a delight.
>> I'd be happy to share templates.
> Please put some up on the web somewhere! I'm just learning beamer, and
> don't need it for R right now, but I'm sure I will eventually.
> Duncan Murdoch
> P.S. How do I add page numbers to slides? I see in the manual a
> section called "The Headline and Footline" that apparently tells me how
> to do it using an option "[page number]", but I don't see where to put that.
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