Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 23:02:17 -0700
Reply-To: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: The Future of RTF for Clinical Reporting
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On Oct 18, 1:52 am, cye...@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
> Hi All
> About a year ago I asked for your opinion/experience whether Clinical
> is moving forward to the RTF, PDF, XML, HTML formats etc.
> see linkhttp://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.soft-sys.sas/browse_thread/thre...
> My experience is that more and more statisticians and medical writers
> are aware of the RTF
> format and begining to ask for it. What are your thoughts and
> experience on this?
You must not go down the RTF route for clinical reporting until there
is a clear change of policy by the SAS Institute. The last position
they took on this that I am aware of is stated in clear terms in this
In that document it makes it clear that RTF output is not supposed to
be the final output and will need editing. This means that doing bulk
reporting might never be practicable or advisable using RTF at any
time in the future.
PRINTER is for presentation-ready printable reports.
RTF is designed to allow editing, not optimized for final output
You need to give that PDF that is held on the SAS support site a