Covert text to doc and vice versa

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Covert text to doc and vice versa

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Hello All - Is there any way I can convert text files to doc files and vice versa within a SAS programs from SAS Enterprise Guide? SAS is on windows server and connecting from EG.

 

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Re: Covert text to doc and vice versa

SAS will create RTF files using ODS RTF or ODS TAGSETS.RTF for output which are readable by many word processing programs.

 

You need to be a bit more explicit about what you mean by convert doc to text. Word processing files are generally very poor candidates for use in SAS.

 

Generally document to text would be better accomplished in a word processing program with a file save as test command.

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Re: Covert text to doc and vice versa

Our current process uses VB scripts to do the conversion from txt to word. We are currently on Base SAS and are looking to migrate to Enterprise Guide. The VB script doesnt work from SAS EG as this script is using server side automation to do the conversion. we are looking for an alternative approach to do this instead of using VB script. We cannot really use RTF as it will be a change in our current process flow.

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