Yes, we can all do it via other software but what a nice addition it would
be for SAS to be able to import PDF files as text, pictures, etc.
Jim? Are you listening?
On Wed, 18 Aug 2010 17:10:17 -0400, Viel, Kevin <kviel@SJHA.ORG> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
>> Michael Raithel
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:09 PM
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>> Subject: Re: BASE SAS CERTIFICATION
>> Dear SAS-L-ers,
>> Mike Zdeb posted the following:
>> > hi ... if one wants to go back a bit further to "genesis" for
>> > a discussion of what happens during a data step ...
>> > "The SAS Supervisor"
>> > Don Henderson & Merry Rabb
>> > http://www.lexjansen.com/nesug/nesug88/sas_supervisor.pdf
>> > (PDF created by scanning my copy of the NESUG '88 proceedings,
>> > so it's just an image and cannot be searched for text)
>One can use an OCR program to enable this. I used Adobe, but one can
find freeware. I would love to hear comments about experience with this
using SAS to parse text. Our "eHR" consists of PDF-style documents. We
have M4's and nurses, among other highly skilled staff, parsing this
manually after searching for the respective file case-by-case :(
>I think I am going to have a student or two tackle this, but the question
is HOW to get an electronic copy the preserves the form of the original,
especially when the document is only rendered and not *stored* as a PDF-
>IS said they might be able to provide me with the print spool resulting
from their query.
>Any comments are welcome. Wine is also warmly welcome.
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