[R] Summary of importing vector graphic formats written by R into Open Office

From: Agustin Lobo <Agustin.Lobo_at_ija.csic.es>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 22:03:50 +0200

OpenOffice (specifically Impress) imports emf files as the ones generated by the
R GUI in Windows with poor quality. Is there another vector format written by an R graphic
GUI that could be
imported into OpenOffice (specifically Impress)?

Currently None. The suggested vector files are either not provided by an interactive
graphic GUI (SVG) or cannot be imported and displayed as an slide by Impress (EPS).

OpenOffice has partial (but operational) support for SVG (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/SVG_Import_Filter) PDF import will be new for OO.org 3.x.


More information here:


-Use eps and then make pdf (singularitaet_at_gmx.net)
. Plus have you tried to make pdf's from the impress slides with the eps graphics? Works perfectly for me. Acrobat reader can than do the presentation in full screen mode as well. This indeed makes eps an option again!

As there is no real solution to this problem, I wonder if developers of R graphic GUIs could consider adding SVG format as one of the available formats to the "Save As" tab of R graphic GUIs
(according to my web search, problems at importing emf files by OpenOffice have been reported since so long ago that there is little hope that this problem will
ever be solved within Open Office).

Thank you all.


Dr. Agustin Lobo
Institut de Ciencies de la Terra "Jaume Almera" (CSIC) LLuis Sole Sabaris s/n
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 34 934095410
Fax. 34 934110012
email: Agustin.Lobo_at_ija.csic.es

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