[R] Help with Latex (Hmisc)

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Wed Feb 25 17:06:23 CET 2009

on 02/25/2009 07:52 AM Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> Dieter Menne wrote:
>> Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell <at> vanderbilt.edu> writes:
>> ... Word and pdf
>>> It depends on how you copy.  By all means use Insert ... Picture ...
>>> from file and directly insert pdf.  
>> Please, tell me how you got this to work.
>> Dieter
> On Word 2003 there was no pdf option but I just used Insert ... Picture
> ... From File ... encapsulated postscript.  We need to check that Word
> did not convert this to bitmap though.

That is still the case with Office 2007, that is, no PDF import.

If you import an EPS file and there is no pre-existing preview image, a
bitmapped preview image will be generated upon import. It is the
bitmapped image that you will see visually on the display and this is
the image that will be printed by default, as Office does not natively
render EPS. As I recall, older versions of Office would just leave you
with a box-like placeholder for the EPS image, with no other indication
of the content.

You need to print to a PS compatible printer in order for the EPS image
to be used.

The same general situation is in place for OO.org relative to EPS images.

There is a beta version of an OO.org PDF import filter available here:


however, my experience with it last fall was less than enthusiastic and
it still has a ways to go. It looks like there have been no updates for
a while.

There are commercial applications available that can enable you to
import a PDF file into Office and a Google search will yield many
options. I have not tried any of them, so buyer beware.


Marc Schwartz

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