Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 08:06:28 +0100
Reply-To: Bart Guijt <email@example.com>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Bart Guijt <bart.guijt@PRIVE.ORDINA.NL>
Organization: Ordina Finance Amsterdam BV
Subject: Re: SAS Output to MS Word table
LPogoda wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>Anyway, now that I'm here, I need to write a publication quality report in
>tabular format without human intervention. Using a DDE link to MSWord is
>complicated (all the table creation and formatting commands have to be
>slow (writing 10 pages of output, two tables per page, about 15 rows per
>isn't a job, it's a career), and to top it all off, at random times the DDE
>link simply fails, and no more output can be generated without a cold boot.
>I'm given to understand that version 7 addresses to at least some degree
>generation of high quality reports, but the office I'm currently working in
>actively planning NOT to upgrade in the forseeable future.
>I'm open to suggestions. Anyone have any?
Another possibility is to write HTML documents. This is as fast as writing
plain ASCII, but might take some time to get a nice document generation
My suggestion is, make an example document (in Word), save it as a .html
file, look at the file using notepad. Generate a file like this, but from
SAS. If you still need a word document, let Word do the convertion from
.html to .doc, which might be faster than all DDE communication.
Good luck and HTH!
Ordina Finance Amsterdam