[R] Including graphics files in MS office / open office
h.wickham at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 16:19:23 CET 2008
I'm trying to write up some recommendations for what graphics formats
are most useful for inclusion into ms office and openoffice. There
have been a few discussions on the list in the past, but I haven't
seen a summary. These are the options I've seen so far, along with
there costs and benefits:
* high-resolution (600-dpi) png output (or tiff or jpg or other
raster format). The main disadvantage is that it's a raster format,
so you need to know the eventual output size.
* windows metafile: works well in MS office, but does not support
transparency. Can only be produced on windows, and openoffice support
* encapsulated postscript: supported by both MS office and open
office, but won't display a preview image unless you add one with an
external program. Prints fine.
* svg: R output devices still experimental and open office import
still experimental. No support in ms office.
Have I missed anything? Is the information correct?
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