Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 14:12:46 -0400
Reply-To: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
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From: Mike Rhoads <RHOADSM1@WESTAT.COM>
Subject: Re: ODS RTF solution for creating a questionnaire?
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I had a couple general thoughts on this:
1) The RTF driver for ODS is (highly) experimental in version 8.0. My
limited experiences with it have not been particularly good. It is
scheduled for production status, and should be much improved, in 8.1.
2) In the meantime, you might consider using the HTML destination for ODS.
I have been working on a somewhat similar application with good results.
You have your choice of fonts and can let the browser wrap your long text
rather than trying to do it yourself. HTML tags can be used for line
breaks, boldface etc. You can print the document from the browser -- page
breaks are not "perfect", but were better than I expected.
3) There is a DATA step interface to ODS. However, I had good success
using PROC REPORT. The one gotcha I ran into is that currently a single
LINE statement can put out about 400 characters max. Data cells don't seem
to have this limitation.