[R] OT: ps -> eps -> MS Word

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Thu Sep 13 15:54:45 CEST 2001

My guess is that the problem is in how Acrobat saves in .eps format.
If you have Adobe Illustrator available, try using it instead.
I frequently go R/SPlus -> Illustrator -> Word without loss of resolution.
(Illustrator and Word on the Macintosh, but that shouldn't matter for 
this kind of thing)

At 8:56 PM -0700 9/12/01, Marc R. Feldesman wrote:
>I've created a bunch of postscript trees (post.rpart), which I 
>subsequently edit in Adobe Acrobat 4.05 (I need additional labelling 
>that isn't easy to add with R).  After editing the labels and 
>annotations using Acrobat, I then export the file to Adobe's .eps 
>format so I can insert the picture into a Microsoft Word 2000 
>document.  The .pdf file distilled from the .ps file is crystal 
>clear, while the .eps file is fuzzy at any resolution in any program 
>(Ghostview 4/Ghostscript 7), Paintshop Pro 7, Word 2000, Powerpoint 
>2000.  Is there some way to keep the .eps resolution the same as the 
>.pdf/.ps resolution?
>(I realize that LaTex is the way to go, but I'm too near completion 
>of this project to change the entire document.  And, the journal is 
>too Neanderthal to accept a manuscript in LaTex format).
>I welcome suggestions.
>Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
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