Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 09:32:05 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: SAS/IntrNet and ODS PDF
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Simon <simpabimpa@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I'm trying to send data to the _webout destination as a PDF... This
> fine with output from PROC's, but is there any way to "put"
> the PDF output using a data step? I can't seemt to make this work.
May I just say ... "ick". Having a program build a PDF file
for you is one thing. Trying to write something which is then
readable as a PDF file [or even part of a PDF file] is quite
If you haven't tried to read a PDF file in a hex editor, I
suggest that you take a look. It is far nastier than writing
the file as HTML. Or PostScript. Or RTF or LaTex. Don't do
this, unless you have deep knowledge of the subtending structure.
If, on the other hand, you *have* read PDF files with a hex editor,
*and* also understand what is required to generate a functional PDF
file using just PUT statement, then I beg your pardon. You already
knew what I was saying in the above paragraph. Or did I miss something
that you were trying to convey?
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist