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Date:         Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:42:55 -0800
Reply-To:     "William W. Viergever" <wwvierg@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "William W. Viergever" <wwvierg@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Subject:      Re: SAS OnlineDoc
Comments: To: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
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At 03:13 PM 1/16/2002 -0500, Michael L. Davis wrote: >Hello Stan and other SAS-L Friends, > >The short answer is that the PDF (Acrobat) version of OnlineDoc, which is >purchased at extra cost from SAS, shows the same image that you would see >if you were to purchase the paper version of those manuals. As such, when >you print out a portion, the information breaks cleanly at the end of each >page. The content of each page is laid out to fit on each printed sheet. > >The HTML version of OnlineDoc does not do this since HTML does not respect >the concept of pager pagination. On the other hand, for quick reference on >a screen, I prefer the HTML version since it loads faster.

Mad Doggy is right on. IIRC, there a bunch of us who had lamented not having a hardcopy manual w/ which to retreat to the house "library" on Sunday mornings <g>, hence the PDF's solved that.

>Please keep in mind that both the HTML and PDF are as of Release 8.0. SAS >has distributed C&E documents for Release 8.1 and 8.2 but they are not >integrated with the OnlineDoc.

True. Didn't we hear v9 before they'd have sort of "real-time" updates of the DOCs?

Also, and perhaps not germane to the thread, but as a know-nothing HTML guy, I actually played around w/ a couple of the OnLine HTML files and it's pretty easy to bring the C&E's into at least one or two of the extant pages so you have a launch point at least frm the main do.

FWIW, ditto for the misc. SUGI proceedings (albeit PDFs). Of late, they pack the current and last two SUGIs on a CD, so when I copy it onto my laptop, I only need the current proceedings. A couple of tweaks to the "links" in Acrobat, and voila, I can bounce back & forth between *all* SUGI proceedings.

Later

>- Michael "Mad Doggy" Davis > >At 12:41 PM 1/16/2002 -0700, "Stanley A. Gorodenski" ><vvgsgor@DE.STATE.AZ.US> wrote: >>I have two disks of the version 8 SAS OnlineDoc. One disk is labled PDF >>Format, the other HTML format. What advantage is there to having this >>software? The description I have of what they can do is short, but it >>appears that with these one can access things like the version 8 >>Procedures Guide, vol 1 & 2, and print them out in lieu of buying the >>manuals. If true, it would imply that this cannot be done without the >>disks. Is this correct? >> >>Stan > >Michael L. Davis >Vice President >Bassett Consulting Services, Inc. >10 Pleasant Drive >North Haven CT 06473-3712 >E-Mail: michael@bassettconsulting.com >Web: http://www.bassettconsulting.com >Telephone: 203-562-0640 >Facsimile: 203-498-1414 >Messages: 888-477-1412

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