Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 10:29:54 -0500
Reply-To: Quentin McMullen <quentin_mcmullen@BROWN.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Quentin McMullen <quentin_mcmullen@BROWN.EDU>
Subject: program header insert
I realize I'm behind in my promise to compile and re-post the macro
headers folks have sent me. Will do this weekend, if anyone wants to send
examples in, please do so.
Once we have a standard header for our group, how should they be
stored/accessed? I've read a couple good SUGI papers with neat ideas (Xu
& Wan, Practical Tips to Customize a SAS Session; Pete Lund SAS Helps
Those Who Help Themselves...), but wanteed to open it up for discussion.
The options they discuss are:
1) storing header as a .sas file then enter 'include c:\header.sas' on
2) assign a tool-bar button sumbit the above include command.
3) assign a shortcut key to submit the above include command.
4) Use a keyboard macro to write the header text.
If it were just me, any of the above would suffice. But for a group, I'm
hoping to find the easiest way to do it. I don't know how much of a
headache it is to get into importing/exporting tool-bars and keyboard
macros, dealing with user profiles, etc?? I alsmost think the shortcut
key might be easiest. One advantage of the keyboard macro vs the include
command is that the keyboard macro allows me to insert a header at the top
of a file, rather than the bottom. Also if I have a blank editor and
include the header, then the program name is header.sas, whereas I would
like it to still be untitled.
And bottom line, I know from my own past failed attempts to use a header
consistently that the only way this will happen is if it's VERY easy for
everyone, esp me!