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Are you a dock(ed) worker?

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Are you a dock(ed) worker?

Having just started with a new company, I'm coming across people who uncheck the default docked option for the small explorer and results window on the side. Thus I am coming up against programs statements that run over the right side of my window in SAS.

As my background includes working on v5 on MVS, this habit historically caused a lot of problems with loose text not seen. The danger here is going to be repeated I fear.

So as a forum who works with the docked option - i.e. the default option - and who does not? Should I be changing my habits and lose the functionality of the docked windows which I have come to value so much? If the SAS world is going undocked, us dockers need to change.
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I live on my docked explorer. I'm constantly viewing my datasets and I can't imagine not having such easy access to them, not having to flip off the editor screen.
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Thank you Elayne. It’s nice to know that I have allies in the battle!

This is my sixth placement since the introduction of V8 and it’s my first where people work without the docked explorer. The most irritating feature is reports they produce where the important feature tends to be off the right side of my output window.

I'm certainly not going to change - I can’t work without the docked explorer either.

Think I may try to introduce the functionality of producing HTML output instead of standard SAS - then that will solve the problem - I think. I find myself working in an environment where SAS output is not used at all in standard business reporting (currently converting from Excel to Cognos) - I think a BIG pity considering the options.
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"Think I may try to introduce the functionality of producing HTML output instead of standard SAS - then that will solve the problem - I think. I find myself working in an environment where SAS output is not used at all in standard business reporting (currently converting from Excel to Cognos) - I think a BIG pity considering the options."

Personally, I have been a huge fan of that idea. At my workplace, I'm the ONLY SAS user, so the ability for me to output my reports as a PDF has been priceless.
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Got to say - I always use HTML output - I'm the only SAS user and it makes life easier for everyone if I output in HTML!!
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Re: Are you a dock(ed) worker?

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to deal with lines of code wider than your editor area

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try making the editing font smaller

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have larger screen area by using higher res display, allowing more 8pt characters per line

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ensure tab boundaries are no wider than you're happy with

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suggest something like the notepad word-wrap feature


good luck
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Re: Are you a dock(ed) worker?

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Peterc,
I was trying to determine if being a docked worker was a thing of the pastt. I can't do without my little explorer / result window.

So what are you?
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Re: Are you a dock(ed) worker?

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I am (or was) very much a "docked" user

although, should we be asking ourselves, for how much longer?

Should we embrace Enterprise Guide ?

Why maintain any of SAS Display Manager?

Serious questions -
I was bamboozled into committing to EQ at the futures forum ! So seek guidance on these alternatives.

Peter
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