I know this is an old debate, but I am looking for resources for producing word documents using R.
In my office, someone will hand me a word document full of wordy-stuff (page headers and footers, text boxes, custom section headings, two-column output, etc.) and ask me to insert unique plots and tables for a set of 64 to 250 unique locations. These plots and tables have size and formatting constraints. The person requesting the documents wants every document to appear identical AND they want to be able to edit the surrounding text after the individual documents have been produced. When I suggest something sensible like Rmarkdown, they claim that others want to be able to edit the text, people only have access to word, etc.
The response to my banging my head against my desk is usually a variation on the theme of "I designed this document in word. Why can't you do the same thing in R?"
So, I'd appreciate getting your thoughts about the best tools available for producing (occasionally) complicated word documents. I have looked at rmarkdown, officer, and wordR, but none of these tools have all of the capabilities I need. I have also looked here https://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/articles_docx.html,
Thanks in Advance