[R] Transferring results from R to MS Word

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Tue Oct 28 16:23:23 CET 2008

John Kane wrote:

> --- On Mon, 10/27/08, Tom Backer Johnsen <backer at psych.uib.no> wrote:
> > From: Tom Backer Johnsen <backer at psych.uib.no>
> > Subject: Re: [R] Transferring results from R to MS Word
> > To: "Greg Snow" <Greg.Snow at imail.org>
> > Cc: "r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch" <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> > Received: Monday, October 27, 2008, 5:44 PM
> > Greg Snow wrote:
> > > Any timing is of course your decision, but my
> > observation (being one of my company's test cases for
> > updating office) is that transitioning from MSWord 2003 to
> > OpenOffice Writer will be less work/stress than
> > transitioning from MSWord 2003 to MSWord 2007.
> > 
> > That agrees with my own observation, I have Office 2007
> > installed and 
> > often have to hunt around for things.  However, I looked at
> > OpenOffice 
> > some time ago, and one of the impressions that remains is
> > that it took a 
> > long time to load.  I may be wrong about that.
> > 
> > Tom
> I believe that OpenOffice.org has been addressing this problem but it seems to be very idiosycratic. I have found that OOo 2.3.1 and 2.4.0 seem to load faster than MS Word 2007 on the same machine.  In fact I have never had any of OOo 2.x versions take more than roughly 5 seconds to load on a XP with 1 GB memory. Others report quite long loading times.
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I have found that Open Office does not accept imbedded postscript files, which is my output format of choice, when using R for plotting, et. al.. Grudgingly, I have to admit that MS Word does accept postscript files. So, when presentation has to be perfect, I use Latex. 

Will Open Office ever accept postscript?


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