Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 10:09:23 -0400
Reply-To: Chang Chung <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Chang Chung <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: fill PDF FORMS from SAS
On Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:23:44 -0400, Abc Unha <abcunha@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
>I have a SAS dataset that contains values for a internal PDF form we have.
>My job is to take this values and display in that PDF form so basically
>recreate this form with filled values from SAS.
>Let's just take example for Form 1040. I have all values that needs to be
>filled in 1040 forms.
>My question is thre anyway I can read SAS table and create PDF form like
If it is like 1040EZ, then I will try to tweak templates. Anything more
complicated, I still think it would be easier to make the form somewhere
else (like Word or Excel) with place markers and to pull the data from sas
replacing the place markers with real data.
You can convert the document/sheet into pdf later. I saw someone making
hundreds of customized reports (each with several dozen full blown tables in
it) this way. Something along the line of
The reason is really simple. It is much, much easier to make a good looking
form in Word or Excel then in PROC TEMPLATE.