I am using R to produce plots in pdf format, which I believe contain SVG information inside. I would like to use the same pdf files for my OpenOffice presentation (LibreOffice 3.3.4, OOO330m19 (Build:401)). Is there any way to add these directly without having to do much format conversion?
If you have the "PDF Importer" extension installed in OpenOffice / LibreOffice, you can directly open PDF files as graphics documents - from there, you can copy and paste vector graphics and text into an Impress document.
This works with R plots but some of the point symbols don't always come across correctly!