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Getting double titles and footers after running a program

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Occasional Learner jj4
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Getting double titles and footers after running a program

Hi,

It happened recently when I had to re-download Microsoft Office since the license expired. I am running SAS 9.4. All the SAS outputs are in RTF files, which get automatically created after a program is done running. I am just wondering if there are some settings I need to fix or someone who had similar problems.

Thank you

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Re: Getting double titles and footers after running a program

This is a shot in the dark.

 

Way, way, way back in the day, impact printers would generate bold lines by reprinting a line.  Of course, that required telling the printer to not advance a line before the second impact.   Sometime printer drivers would be set up wrong, i.e. using impact printer techniques on other types of printers (or a carriage return would erroneously imply a line feed), and duplicate lines might occur where single bold lines were wanted.

 

If you are getting two lines for titles and footnotes, are they currently set to bold?  If so, turn off the bold and if you now get single lines, there's something wrong with the printer drivers or printer assignment.

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Re: Getting double titles and footers after running a program

It would help if you could show a result file.

 

Are these titles or footers generated in macros where a loop might create a Title1 and Title2 statements with the same text?

Which ODS RTF (or tagsets.Rtf) options are in effect?

What program are you using to view the file? Have you tried opening one of the files with a different program that will read rtf such as Wordpad or a word processor program other than Word?

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