[R] Letter Spacing

Renaud Lancelot renaud.lancelot at pasteur.mg
Fri Jan 9 16:06:05 CET 2004

Redding, Matthew a écrit :

> Hi All, 
> I've been trying to make some adjustments to the graphics in a paper I wrote some time ago, for which the comments have been 
> returned from the reviewers.
> I always use R for publication graphics...I think it does the best job available, for the things I am interested in.
> I could not get my graphics in R 181 to look the same as the old ones (completed 8 months ago), 
> the text seemed a bit squashed 
> together when I copied graphics as meta-files into word.  
> I have found that by re-installing version 1.51, the graphics look as nice as the previous ones, with the text nicely spaced.
> Is there a "par" parameters that will adjust the letter spacing, so I can use version 181 for this type of job?

I am using Word 2000. I have the best results copying the screen output 
to a file using dev.copy(), e.g.

dev.copy(win.metafile, "mygraph.wmf")

(and then insert the graphic file into the Word document).

In particular, it gives me neater lines than with the GUI menus, either 
copying/pasting the graph into Word, or saving it to a file.



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