Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 08:25:51 -0700
Reply-To: Rodney Presley <rpresley@CCLINK.FHCRC.ORG>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Rodney Presley <rpresley@CCLINK.FHCRC.ORG>
Subject: Screen & text colors in SAS 6.11 under Windows NT or WIN95
Our network administrator installed SAS 6.11 last night and I WAS
excited about trying it out. The new logo screen looks spiffy.
But, the program editor, log, and output windows came up in white
background. Color is not just an aesthetic preference for me. I
have vision difficulties and find certain color combinations much
easier to read than others. Also I like to rely on the color as
a navigational aide instead of having to read the title bars for
each window. I can't figure out how to customize my screen
colors. The familiar "color" command is not accepted. What can
I have had this same problem with other Microsoft products such
as Word, Excel, and Project Manager. Fortunately Word allows one
alternative to black text on white background (a dark blue
background). Excel allows one to set font color and shade the
cells with color thereby achieving a screen background color. (I
have to remember to turn this off before printing or sharing
files with others). According to MS technical help there is no
solution for Project Manager.
Is the new, improved SAS 6.11 somehow prevented from setting text
and background colors because of Microsoft operating systems? I
sure hope there is a solution. If this cannot be solved in MS
then I for one am just about ready to lead a "war party" to
nearby Redmond. Seriously, should an operating system be allowed
to dictate to everyone about things that we have been albe to
choose all along?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Rodney J. Presley, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1124 Columbia Street MP-848
Seattle, WA 98104