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ODS PDF and Proc Print

I use ODS PDF and Proc Print to create reports for emailing to users. About the first half of the report each data line is split into 2 lines of output. The second half of the report contains all the data on one output line, with the data elements wrapped in the column. I would prefer the later style as it would reduce the number of pages in the report. Any ideas how to force the data to all be on one line consistently?
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Re: ODS PDF and Proc Print

Posted in reply to Brian_Neil
Did you check the ODS PRINTER FAQ at Technical Support,

http://support.sas.com/rnd/base/topics/templateFAQ/Template.html

There are a couple of items in the FAQ that address your question, at least partially.

-- David Kelley, SAS


Message was edited by: David@SAS at Mar 20, 2006 7:38 PM
Message was edited by: David@SAS at Mar 20, 2006 7:39 PM
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Re: ODS PDF and Proc Print

Posted in reply to Brian_Neil
You can try using the UNIFORM option on the ODS PDF statement to have all pages print uniformly.
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Re: ODS PDF and Proc Print

Posted in reply to Brian_Neil
Brian,

I would like to see a sample of your output and possibly a code snippet. Could you write to ods@sas.com with this information?

Thanks!
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Re: ODS PDF and Proc Print

Posted in reply to Brian_Neil
Possibly the UNIFORM option could help you, too. It adds some overhead to your step, but tells ODS to check all the columns to set a uniform column width. This may or may not have the desired effect.
cynthia

ODS PDF file='wombat.pdf' UNIFORM;
...code...
ODS PDF CLOSE;
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