Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:14:43 -0400
Reply-To: Bruce Johnson <bjohnson@SOLUCIENT.COM>
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From: Bruce Johnson <bjohnson@SOLUCIENT.COM>
Subject: Re: form letters in SAS
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SAS does do super and subscripts. As for the hyphenation and equation
justification, I haven't had the need for it, but possibly someone else
on the list knows how to do it...
No, I'm not a Texnician..but I won't say that Texnician "can't" do
something if I don't know for sure.
Bruce A. Johnson
From: Paul Thompson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:10 AM
To: Bruce Johnson
Subject: RE: Re: form letters in SAS
At 11:02 AM 4/27/2004, you wrote:
> >>SAS does not do nicely formatted stuff. <<
>I take it that you haven't used the Output Delivery System?
that is not formatted output. That is differential
Does SAS do hyphenation?
Does SAS provide a mechanism for super- and subscripts?
How about equation justification?
You must not be a Texnician.
>Bruce A. Johnson
>From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:03 AM
>Subject: Re: form letters in SAS
>Alan Estes wrote:
> > We're trying to create a production-level form letter. The data
> > originate from a SAS dataset. Is there an easy way to generate the
> > letter with SAS?
> > Maybe I'm just lazy, but presently, I write the variable data into
> > an Excel spreadsheet and have a Word template that conducts a mail
> > merge using the data from the spreadsheet...it's a fairly manual
> > process. I'd rather have this entire process encapsulated within SAS
> > if possible. We have about 80 letters per day to customize and
> > print.
> > Things I've tried:
> > 1. PROC FSLETTER....don't license that module.
> > 2. DDE to MS Word....can't get a record's worth of data to print
> > the letter out, then move to the next record and print that letter
> > out, etc, etc.
> > Any assistance would be much appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > --Alan Estes
> > aestes@K2Financial.com
> > K2 Financial, LLC
>SAS does not do nicely formatted stuff. However, LaTeX does. In fact,
>I am the author of newlfm, a LaTeX letter production class. In newlfm,
>I handle form letters with great ease and flexibility. You can
>customize them with unlimited flexibility.
>I have FREQUENTLY taken SAS stuff and produced reports using LaTeX as
>the report-writing engine. Letters would work the same.
>1) Use SAS to produce the addresses, differential content, whatever.
>2) Write them to a file using PUT statements in SAS
>3) "Shell out" using "x" commands to produce .pdf files from LaTeX.
>4) Print or route your .pdf files to your destination.
>If you are interested, I will send you a copy of newlfm. It is
>There is, however, a learning cur
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