Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 12:35:34 -0600
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: David Marso <marso@SPSS.COM>
Organization: SPSS Inc
Subject: Re: Changing Default Table Look
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"Isn't there some way to change the default tablelook so that all
tables will at least be formatted the same when produced?"
In Edit > Options>Pivot Tables you can specify any of a number
of "right out of the box" Table Looks which then apply to all
subsequent Pivot Tables which are created. You can also customize
your own table look (see pg 114 of the SPSS 7.0 Base System Users
This has a Syntax equivalent as well (SET TLOOK=filename).
"Or, wouldn't it be nice to highlight all the tables and change the
tablelook once for all those tables? Isn't there any way to do this?"
Not in 7.0, BUT!!!
"There's got to be a better way."
Yes!!!, SPSS 7.5 has a scripting facility which can do this. It isn't
set up to do this automatically, but you can easily modify the scripts
which ship with the product and achieve this with a little bit of
effort. You can create something which does this editing and then
put a reference to it in your Menus and/or your toolbar (it will then be
a mouse-click away!).
Joe Wheaton wrote:
> Much has been written about the limitations of TableLooks in SPSS 7.0 for
> Windows. I agree with all the criticisms. If you have many tables, it's an
> unbelievable pain to change each one individually. Isn't there some way to
> change the default tablelook so that all tables will at least be formatted
> the same when produced? Or, wouldn't it be nice to highlight all the tables
> and change the tablelook once for all those tables? Isn't there any way to
> do this? There's got to be a better way.
> Please help.
> Joe E. Wheaton, Ph.D.
> The Ohio State University
> 356 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St.
> Columubus, OH 43210-1172
> (614)292-8313; FAX: (614)292-4255
> Email: WHEATON.3@OSU.EDU