[R] Transparent backgrounds in png files

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Sat Jul 31 00:16:40 CEST 2004


Here is one additional option for you.

I happened to be doing some searching on the OO.org site today for some
printing related issues in their Bugzilla equivalent.

There was a reference to a MS Office PDF import filter available from
ScanSoft that would enable you to create PDF vector based plot files in
R (using pdf()) and then import them into MS Office. 

There is a RFE in the OO.org issues list for this feature, which won't
appear before OO.org V2.0. If and when this becomes available it would
streamline some of the Linux -> Windows issues that have been discussed
in this thread.

More information on PDFConverter is available from the ScanSoft site at:


There is a standard version available for $49 (U.S) and a professional
version available for $99 (U.S.). Some example PDF -> Word documents are
available at http://www.scansoft.com/pdfconverter/demo/.


Marc Schwartz

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