|Date: ||Fri, 23 Nov 2001 08:47:28 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||"Tift, Brian" <bet5@CDC.GOV>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||"Tift, Brian" <bet5@CDC.GOV>|
|Subject: ||Re: printing graphs|
Diane & Deborah,
To help solve the problem of the lines being too 'fine' (thin) look into
adding TARGETDEVICE='your printer' to your goptions statement. This option
will allow you to see on screen what the graph will look like before you
to a specific printer. Another option, that I regularly use, is to output
graphs to *.CGM files for WordPerfect or another software package and resize
print from there. I rarely print a SAS/Graph directly from the SAS display
screen, they never come out right.
Also, Diane, don't give up on SAS/Graph too quickly. I have used other
and they really don't have the same flexibility as SAS/Graph. Once you
base programs with a good setup of goptions that work for you I think you'll
that you can create graphs fairly quickly just by changing the programs
Also remember that very few graphics programs will ever give you the ability
a graph like you can if you use the ANNOTATE datasets with SAS/Graph. Hope
From: Diane Edwards [mailto:dredward@INTERCHANGE.UBC.CA]
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2001 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: printing graphs
Do you mean 'Fine' is not Fine, Fine is lines too thin and faint!!!!
Yeah I have the same problem when I generate graphs in SAS 8. I've sort
of gotten around it by trial and error specifying very large line sizes
but it's not really satisfactory. In the goptions I don't specify a
'device' so that might be part of my problem. Any suggestions would
also be appreciated by me.
Warning: So I have to vent here. I'm also a long time SAS user, although
I not as 'hard core' as most on the list. I have to admit to being very
fustrated with SAS 8, so many new features that seem ackward to use-
unstatisfactory in their application and I don't find the online doc
that helpful. My institution (Univ of British Columbia) doesn't offer
any support, that I know of. I'm so happy to find this group.
I wondering if SAS is not for me anymore. I'm a grad. student who does
the standard stuff stats stuff, ANOVA, regression (sometimes on very
large data sets) and who needs good quality graphs. I'm staring to think
that if I have to export my data/results to a graphic's package to get
decent graphs then perhaps I'm using the wrong package.
Any thoughts, suggestions.
Deborah Wentworth wrote:
>I'm a long-time SAS user, but a brand spanking new SAS user on a PC. I'm
>used to UNIX, and this new point-n-click environment is so... Microsofty.
>I'm trying to print my first Kaplan Meier graph, and despite sending the
>output to various PostScript printers, what I see is not what I get. On
>screen, I've produced pleasantly plump lines on my graph. When it comes
>the printer, the lines are all fine.
>Is there an easy solution?
>Thanks in advance for your help -
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