Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2008 02:29:08 -0800
Reply-To: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: weird result from ods pdf
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On Feb 8, 4:24 pm, savian...@GMAIL.COM (Alan Churchill) wrote:
> Have you considered not doing it with ODS? Perhaps doing it in Word or some
> other facility that handles formatting documents better?
> Word 2007, for example, outputs to PDF and it handles XML. It would seem
> that you could fully lay out your document in Word 2007, then generate the
> XML with just the changed areas you need.
> Alan Churchill
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> Subject: Re: weird result from ods pdf
> On Feb 8, 10:15 am, RolandRB <rolandbe...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > On Feb 5, 4:40 pm, savian...@GMAIL.COM (Alan Churchill) wrote:
> > > I believe they said it was fixed in version 9. They did correct the
> > > Alan
> > Can anyone confirm whether or not this problem was solved with sas
> > v9.1.3?
> I have just been told that this problem was NOT fixed with v9.1.3. Has
> anyone managed to get it to work with sas v9.1.3 as there might be a
> specific setting that needs to be used or there might be a workaround.
> Just what is up with their R&D if they go down the path of developing
> the ODS PDF destination functionality and yet it is still not possible
> to create a decent pure B&W print layout scheme that actually works as
> intended?- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -
For multi-page reports such as those in the appendices for clinical
trials study reports then it is best to avoid ODS RTF into Word and
instead go down the ODS PRINTER class of destinations such as ODS PDF.
This is explained well in this document.
ODS PDF give you more access to the capabilities of printers for good
presentation-style output. Ascii reports into Word or PDFs is a bit
"old hat" these days. What "proc report" gives you for ascii paginated
reports is good -- but it ain't pretty.