Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:23:31 +1300
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From: MtVictoria <MtVic105@YAHOO.CO.UK>
Organization: CLEAR Net New Zealand http://www.clear.net.nz - Complaints
Subject: Tip: Add a desktop shortcut to V9 Help files (V9 Windows)
I regularly refer to the online SAS Documentation, which in Version 9 comes
in the form of compiled HTML files (.CHM).
I've found it useful to create a desktop short cut and further, a shortcut
on the taskbar.
The SAS help files are stored by subjects for example:
SAS/FSP procedures fspproc.chm
in fact with my installation, there are chm files for over 70 subjects.
Creating a desktop shortcut (Version 9 windows):
1) Find out where your help files are installed. On my workstation, they are
in C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS 9.1\core\help. To find the location at your
site, open SAS, in the program editor, run the following code:
%put %sysget(sasroot) ;
On my machine this results in (the log):
1 %put %sysget(sasroot) ;
C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS 9.1
This will display the location where SAS is installed.
2) Locate the folder: Using Windows explorer, locate this folder (in this
case C:\Program Files\SAS\SAS 9.1), then expand the folder 'Core' and then
'Help'. In this Help folder you will find all the .chm files.
3) Find the help file you are interested in: As mentioned above, the files
are by subject, so if you are always looking up the SCL reference the the
help file you are interested in is the sclref.chm file, alternatively, if
you want SAS help on all topics, the file is common.chm
4) Right click on the chm file and select "Send To" - "Desktop (Create
shortcut)"....It's as simple as that.
You should now have a shortcut on your desktop. If you click this it will
open the chm file that you selected. You can drag this desktop shortcut onto
your taskbar if you would like a shortcut on your. (you may need to unlock
the taskbar and/or make space on the taskbar first).
Credits: Phil Mason - SASTip104 28/06/2004 Finding help from SAS help
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