|Date: ||Sat, 16 Oct 1999 12:07:06 +0100|
|Reply-To: ||Peter Crawford <Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Peter Crawford <Peter@CRAWFORDSOFTWARE.DEMON.CO.UK>|
|Organization: ||Crawford Software Consultancy Limited|
|Subject: ||system option S ( was Font size 7? )|
F a b r i z i o <Fabrizio1@usa.net> writes
>Leo wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>I use a 15 inch monitor with a 800*600 resolution and SAS v 6.12.
>>To have all text on screen without a horz. scrollbar, I like to install a
>>letter font with size 7.
>Try Courier or Courier New, optionally with the BOLD attribute.
>It may yield readable screen fonts at point size 8, yet allowing
>more characters per inch than a SASfont size 8.
What Leo (in message <email@example.com>) was seeking
is something I don't normally look for (avoiding that horz.
If these solutions don't do what you need, try it _backwards_ !
Persuade your session to expect shorter text in that window.
At invocation, set the S option to something smaller, like 70.
Then the pgm-Ed shouldn't want to offer wider text than 70.
...So I tested my idea, and found it impossible to set this
option on my win95 system at configuration, neither in the config
file nor on the icon, each time as " -s 70 "
This is a bit different from the documentation, which encourages
me to believe I should be able to set this system option as -s 70
Please can anyone explain !
Peter Crawford (_knowledge_ is a poor substitute for *real* experience,
but they make a great team)