This is a "real" bug in V7. I am using V8 and it has been fixed. V8 also
included the "enhanced editor" that has the number feature as in V6.12 in
addition to colored real time (limited) sytax checking. V8 will start
shipping in Nov. Will full shipment in January 2000
In article <email@example.com>,
> I recently upgraded to 7.0 from 6.12, and while there are several new
> features which are fairly useful, I am somewhat distressed by a small
> but annoying and (seemingly) pernicious change to the editor window. I
> personally like to keep the numbers turned on (the prefix area on the
> left of the editor window). I use the prefix area for a lot of editing
> purposes - which is fairly natural since I grew up with XEDIT on IBM
> big iron.
> With version 6.12, the prefix fields weree 'hard' - you could enter
> editing commands there, but nothing else. However, with SAS 7.0,
> they're 'plastic' - to the degree that some code can actually exist
> under the prefix nujmbers (if you're using 7.0 you'll know what I'm
> talking about). This is REALLY annoyoing. I HATE having to use the
> mouse to edit, but it seems as if SAS is forcing us this way using
> Anyone figured ut if there is a way around this?
> Thanks in advance...