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Excel Gridlines

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Excel Gridlines

Greetings:

I am pushing data to Excel using ExcelXP Tagset and proc report.  Is it possible to preserve the native gridlines that are outside the report data?  I have tried background=transparent without success.

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Smitty

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Re: Excel Gridlines

Hi:

  This would be a question for Tech Support. When you create output with TAGSETS.EXCELXP, you are not creating a "native" or "true binary" Excel file. You are creating an XML file that Excel knows how to open and render. The report created by your procedure (in this case, PROC REPORT) has a fixed number of rows and columns, that is the "area" of the report. Inside this area, you are able to impact colors and fonts and other aspects of the SAS-generated output. But SAS is not in control of the sheet outside the report area. There -might- be a style template way to impact the rest of the sheet, outside the report area, but if there is, I am not aware of it -- other than to switch to ODS CSV. That's why I recommend that you open a track with Tech Support for the definitive answer.

cynthia

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Re: Excel Gridlines

Thank you Cynthia.

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