In ODS graphics, does anyone know a visual trick to make text more visible over a patterned background such as a map or a set of bars? One thing I already tried was to superimpose dark text in a normal font over the same text in white bold, but the characters didnt align properly.
In traditional SAS Graph the option was usually CBACK (= white) with text displays such as annotate or data label options. I haven't tried to annotate any ODS graphics yet so I'm not sure if that works.
It looks like the style element involved is GraphDataText but it seems to only have a COLOR attribute, not a background color in the online help. I'd try specifing a CONTRASTCOLOR with that element to see if that worked but just a gues.
Well, I need two fonts with exactly the same metrics; I would write with the heavier one first and overwrite with the thinner one. I thought someone might know of such a pair. So far, came up the closest to my wish, but with all due respect, I don't feel like going bach to the '80s vector fonts.
Unless you can apply a FILL color to an outline font?
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