[R] PowerPoint - eps not suitable

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri Jun 23 20:15:18 CEST 2006

I think I was just comparing the ones that were discussed but
certainly the vector format used on Windows is normally emf or wmf
and that is what I would normally use too.

On 6/23/06, Michael H. Prager <Mike.Prager at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Previous posters have argued for EPS files as a desirable transfer
> format for quality reasons.  This is of course true when the output is
> through a Postscript device.
> However, the original poster is making presentations with PowerPoint.
> Those essentially are projected from the screen -- and screens of
> Windows PCs are NOT Postscript devices.  The version of PowerPoint I
> have will display a bitmapped, low-resolution preview when EPS is
> imported, and that is what will be projected.  It is passable, but much
> better can be done!
> In this application, I have had best results using cut and paste or the
> Windows metafile format, both of which (as others have said) give
> scalable vector graphics.  When quirks of Windows metafile arise (as
> they can do, especially when fonts differ between PCs), I have had good
> results with PNG for line art and JPG for other art.
> Mike
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