[R] ps/eps/Word

Marc R. Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Thu Sep 13 18:39:41 CEST 2001

Thanks to all who offered advice on how to solve a loss of resolution 
problem involving ps from R, ps -> eps from Acrobat, and Word.

It appears that this problem will need to be resolved inside R.  If I try 
to add anything additional (more text, clipart embellishments) to a ps/eps 
file (using, say, Adobe Acrobat, PaintShop Pro, Powerpoint, or Adobe 
Illustrator), it gets placed as a separate layer in the finished 
file.  When Adobe exports the file to .eps format it *silently* merges the 
layers which ends up muddying the rectangles, ellipses, and text from the 
original postscript file with text and clipart added at the second phase of 
the graphic editing process.  Saving in PNG, TIF, WMF or any other format 
*after* adding new information does the same thing, and I haven't yet found 
a way around this.

I can solve the text embellishment issue by adding the information at 
"design" time using plot.rpart, text.rpart, and locator functions in 
conjunction with "fancy" parameter, but the issue of adding clipart 
graphics is not one that I've figured out how to solve.

Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
email:  feldesmanm at pdx.edu
email:  feldesman at attglobal.net
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