Karl M. Syring syring at email.com
Mon Aug 23 14:31:13 CEST 1999

I have forgotten something important here: Word will use the real eps file
if you print to a postscript printer (Apple laser writer does fine) and will
use the correct bounding box.
The nice thing with this procedure is that Word can not mess with the
picture, thus it can digest quite high number of figures (this is not always
the case with real metafiles); the print quality is excellent and you have a
preview on the screen. My notices say, that you can even add additional
labels to the preview.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ripley at auk.stats [mailto:ripley at auk.stats]On Behalf Of Prof Brian
> D Ripley
> Sent: Freitag, 20. August 1999 20:30
> To: Karl M. Syring
> Cc: Peter Malewski; r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: RE: [R] OT: PSTOWMF
> On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Karl M. Syring wrote:
> > This really gets a kind of faq topic:
> > on Windows you can add a WMF preview to ps/eps file with the
> > ghostscript/gsview combo. The WMF produced seems to be a
> placeable metafile
> > of good quality. Thus you should just send him the postscript
> files and let
> > him do his homework.
> That is definitely a bitmap: it says so in the epstool docs (and GSView
> has epstool embedded). You can do this directly with epstool (same
> author, same place, also for Unix).
> `When adding a WMF preview using -w, the preview contains a bitmap,
> not a vector representation.  If -zdevice is not used, the
> Ghostscript device bmpmono or pbmraw will be used to create the bitmap.
> The bitmap in the metafile will be 1bit/pixel black and white.
>   epstool -b -w -onew.eps old.eps
> If you want a colour bitmap in the metafile, specify a bitmap device
> which supports colour.
>   epstool -b -w -zbmp256 -onew.eps old.eps'
> If you want a vector result, you _may_ get one from conversion in
> Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw or Mayura Draw, but I usually don't.
> I have not tried recent R graphics, but that is becuase R can produce
> emf directly these days.
> Brian
> --
> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list