Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 11:03:11 -0500
Reply-To: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
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From: Rob Rohrbough <Rob@ROHRBOUGH-SYSTEMS.COM>
Subject: Re: Using SAS to Produce a Printable report on the Web
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I too have such a need. One of my clients has been just using Adobe Acrobat
as a printer device for single reports. The drawback is the need to
manually enter the file name and location into the dialog window that
Acrobat presents repeatedly if I want to generate many (about 100) different
reports for different users. I would like to programmatically generate the
file name and destination for each report. I have been "intending" to look
at printing to a postscript file followed by Adobe Distiller as an
alternative, but have not gotten into it.
Rumors exist about a native PDF producing device for ODS, but I have not
looked at 8.1, if that is the level the ability is released at. Nor do I
really know if that answers my problem. Frank Harrel's document offers some
neat things like hotlinks in the PDF. That makes PDFs great for on-line
viewing while not losing the ability to give you a wysiwyg print.
Would like to hear more on this idea whether via LaTex or a more direct
approach from SAS.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fehd, Ronald J. [mailto:rjf2@CDC.GOV]
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 9:14 AM
> Subject: Re: Using SAS to Produce a Printable report on the Web
> > From: Wesley Shaw [mailto:Wesley_Shaw@DOM.COM]
> > Any ideas on how to produce (maybe as an text version
> > attachment) a printable version of a
> > report being viewed via a web browser produced by ODS.
> > Typically an HTML report is not
> > exactly wysiwyg when printing.
> Frank Harrel
> offers a document in pdf
> which contains code, albeit in S-Plus, that was used to produce
> the document in LaTeX, which ODS can produce.
> Ron Fehd the macro maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov