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Proc ODS text in PowerPoint

Does anyone know how to add a space in ods text?

 

 

I want to do something like below in Proc ODSTEXT

 

hello

     hello

          hello

 

I tried to use the code below,,,

 

 proc odstext;
         P "Hello";
         P "     Hello"  ;
         P "           Hello";
    
   run;

 

But this would give me

 

Hello

Hello

Hello

 

Pelase let me know if you know how to do this.  I want tp do this on PowerPoint.

 

Thanks,

 

Momi

 

 

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Posts: 65

Re: Proc ODS text in PowerPoint

You can use the unicode non breaking space.  In the example below, I used a macro variable to insert 5 spaces in the second line, and 10 spaces in the third line. 

 

ods escapechar='^';

%let spaces=^{unicode 00A0}^{unicode 00A0}^{unicode 00A0}^{unicode 00A0}^{unicode 00A0};

proc odstext;
  p "Hello";
  p "&spaces Hello";
  p "&spaces &spaces Hello";
run;

 

Louise Hadden's paper from SAS Global Forum 2010 has some other examples of unicode characters, starting on page 13 at http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings10/215-2010.pdf.

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