[R] good procedure for creating plots for PowerPoint
macq at llnl.gov
Wed May 8 15:49:17 CEST 2002
If you have Adobe Illustrator available then you can use
postscript(), and the quality will be very good.
After creating the postscript file, open it with Illustrator.
Illustrator (unless it's a very old version) will add a preview
image. Save it in Illustrator's "Illustrator EPS" format. Then use
PowerPoint's "Insert Graphic from File" command.
Your boss will probably be able to change the background in
PowerPoint, but it would be better to do it in Illustrator.
caveat: I do this on a Macintosh, and you didn't mention what
platform he's using for his PowerPoint. I think it likely my
procedure will work with Windows' Illustrator and PowerPoint.
With the postscript driver you can set the height and width of the
plot to something appropriate for a PowerPoint presentation. It will
probably take some trial and error on your part to get the margins
and other graphical parameters right, since what fits when viewing
the graph on the screen may not fit when it's sized for Powerpoint.
At 4:38 PM -0700 5/7/02, Russell Senior wrote:
>I am generating some graphs (on GNU/Linux using R 1.5.x) for a
>PowerPoint presentation my boss is giving next week. He just tried
>cut/pasted a plot off of a PDF file I had created, but he complained
>that the fonts were too small and fuzzy, and that he couldn't change
>the background. I have been playing with png(bg=transparent), but I
>am not sure what appropriate height,width parameters and whether I
>should modify my plot colors. Any pointers on generating good quality
>figures for PowerPoint?
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