Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 12:15:29 -0700
Reply-To: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
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From: Jack Hamilton <JackHamilton@FIRSTHEALTH.COM>
Subject: Re: improved online doc web interface?
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I know that some disagree, but I generally prefer the old, non-Java interface.
Why? Because it takes too long to navigate using the Java version. I click on a [+] button. Pause while the lower level expands (sometimes it's a long pause). Click on the next [+] button to go down another level. Pause. And so forth. Since what I want is usually a few levels down (function or format definitions, for example), this takes much more time than simply scrolling through a list, especially when I can use the browser's Find function to get to the desired item quickly.
Also, I don't think the indentations between levels are deep enough, so it's hard to keep track of where I am.
One thing that helps is to create bookmarks/favorites for commonly searched nodes, such as formats, functions, and procedures. The problem is that the Java interface doesn't have top level links for all those - there are links to the top level lists of formats and functions, for example, but there's no link to the list of procedures.
Manager, Technical Development
Metrics Department, First Health
West Sacramento, California USA
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>>> "SUBSCRIBE SAS-L Stephane" <datametric@CLUB-INTERNET.FR> 12/17/2004 5:22 AM >>>
When I installed the 9.1.3 doc from CD on my PC, I saw that the new version used java interface, not html.
>Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:35:07 -0700
>De: Michael Murff <mjm33@MSM1.BYU.EDU>
>Sujet: improved online doc web interface?
>I just happened to be tooling around the SAS website and tried out
>their new? 9.1.3 OnlineDocs interface. I have all the pdf docs and some
>hard copy, but have never found the html version very user friendly. Is
>it just me or have they vastly upgraded the web version? See
>http://support.sas.com/onlinedoc/913/docMainpage.jsp if you're
>curious. Using the "jump to" search within a particular syntax index is
>almost as good as having the hard copy.
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