Does anyone by chance have an example of generating an animated graphic directly into a PDF report?
I know it's possible and can manually insert one via InDesign or automated in R via gganimate but looking to see if I can stay within my SAS processes.
I suspect it's a matter of embedding an image within the PDF with the correct options. So creating a GIF or MOV file and then somehow embedding that within a PDF. I know we can add/embed images, so just not sure what settings I may need to embed that specifically. I was hoping someone had already figured it out but I guess I can
My understanding of PDF was that graphs were converted to an internal image format. I don't know what happens with animated graphics. However, I found this:
It does look like you have to convert the GIF into a MOV. I don't think SAS will do that, so you might have to take the animated GIF from SAS and do something with it with a 3-rd party product to make it a MOV.
I usually export the SAS animation as a GIF. Then convert the GIF to a movie file with a free converter online. Then use Adobe Pro to insert the animation (movie file) into the PDF. This is similar to @Reeza's suggestion.
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