Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 18:48:55 GMT
Reply-To: Jukka Ketelaars <J.J.Ketelaars@INTER.NL.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Jukka Ketelaars <J.J.Ketelaars@INTER.NL.NET>
Organization: Inter.NL.net, The Internet Provider in The Netherlands.
Subject: Re: MVS SAS output conversion to RTF document
On Wed, 10 Jul 1996 16:34:30 -0700, Bruce Kayton
>I am working on a project that proposes to convert MVS SAS reports to an
>RTF document. The objective is to distribute reports via e-mail using
>the RTF document in an e-mail attachment.
Hi Bruce, I have used SAS to create RTF files to feed to the Microsoft
Help Compiler. It's actually very easy, you just write a datastep that
creates your RTF file from your input file.
The boring bit is of course where you search all the RTF codes, and
have to output them. The easiest way to do this (in my opinion anyway)
is to just create your document lay-out with a word processor, save it
as an RTF file, then reverse engineer it and create a datastep that
This outputfile is nothing special as no special codes appear in the
RTF file, just plain ASCII (or EBCDIC). When you transfer it to the
LAN, do it with CR/LF and ASCII conversion.