>>I now have a situation where I need to import a proc univariate
>>table into Word 6.0 (running under WinOS/2) and the line characters
>>convert to a print character that is not to my liking.
>>Sorry if this is an old problem, but could someone tell me how to
>>read the SAS 6.12 output running under OS/2 into Word 6.0 so that
>>the lines in the table come through correctly?
Thanks to all for the timely suggestions.
As some of you know, the OS/2 implementation of SAS 6.12 makes for
some adjustments: Rock solid reliability and faster computing,
especially with HPFS, must come at a price. One aspect of that
price is with the printing (at least as I have it implemented).
The solution apparently has to due with how SAS was storing my
output file in conjunction with how word 6.0 choosed to read
this file in. I save my log and output files automatically with
a DM command:
DM 'LOG;FILE LOG REP;OUTPUT;FILE OUT REP;'; /* SAVING LOG AND OUTPUT
I always assumed this was a simple ASCII save (and maybe it is).
To get Word 6.0 to read in this file without the funny characters in place
of the -, |, and + used to define cells in proc tabulate, I found that
calling the file into the enhanced OS/2 editor and then saving it back in
Plain Text format does the trick.
If anyone would care to comment on why this does the trick, additional
insights appreciated. If there are additional statements or options that
would force DM to save in the Plain Text Format, I would like to know
this as well.
Kevin F. Spratt, Ph.D.
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