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ODS Excel - Fit output to page

I am trying to make a group of proc report tables completely formatted using ODS Excel, rather than writing Excel Macros to edit the formats to make the tables printable.  For the majority of my tables using the option "fittopage" works since they are one page tables.  However I have two tables that span multiple pages in length and cannot figure out how to get the 13 columns to fit (in an Excel macro I can set the output to "fit all columns on page") then set where the page breaks need to happen.  Is there a way to do this in ODS Excel?

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Re: ODS Excel - Fit output to page

Tagsets excelxp has the fit to page option, have you tried that with ODS EXCEL?

 

Some of the tagsets.excelxp options are valid in ODS EXCEL but not all. There's a page that has the exceptions but I can't find it Smiley Sad

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Re: ODS Excel - Fit output to page

I use the fit to page for my single page tables. If I use it for the long tables it fits all the pages on a single page making the table unreadable because of the teeny-tiny shrinkage.

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Re: ODS Excel - Fit output to page

May I suggest that if the object is to create print output that RTF or PDF may be a better choice?

Though any output with sufficient rows or columns is not going to fit on a typical page.

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Re: ODS Excel - Fit output to page

Hi: ODS Excel has PAGES_FITWIDTH and PAGES_FITHEIGHT suboptions, so you can say to fit to the width but not change the fit to height or you can change both. It really is something that is controllable. If you look in the documentation, you only need to scroll down to OPTIONS and then in alpha order to the section for P where you will find the PAGES_FITWIDTH and PAGES_FITHEIGHT and PRINT_HEADER options too.
http://support.sas.com/documentation/cdl/en/odsug/67921/HTML/default/viewer.htm#p09n5pw9ol0897n1qe04...
I hope this helps.
Cynthia
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