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Doug____
Pyrite | Level 9

Using the following code:

 

ods escapechar = "^";

footnote height = 7pt 'Page ^{thispage} of ^{lastpage}';

 

The following result is shown:

 

Capture.PNG

 

What causes this?

 

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Cynthia_sas
SAS Super FREQ

Hi:

  This works for me in SAS 9.4M5:

pagenum_works_94M5.png

As you can see, I used the ESCAPECHAR functions in both the TITLE and the FOOTNOTE and they both worked in PDF. Since you didn't show all your code, it could be a style issue, a font issue or some other issue. There were, in the past, problems possible if you tried to use {thispage} and {lastpage} in code that included Graphics procedure output or background images. But you didn't show your code, so it's hard to tell. Here are some relevant Tech Support notes to check out.

http://support.sas.com/kb/56/041.html and

http://support.sas.com/kb/34/573.html

 

  If none of the suggested fixes work for you, then I'd suggest opening a track with Tech Support.

 

Cynthia

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Cynthia_sas
SAS Super FREQ

Hi:

  This works for me in SAS 9.4M5:

pagenum_works_94M5.png

As you can see, I used the ESCAPECHAR functions in both the TITLE and the FOOTNOTE and they both worked in PDF. Since you didn't show all your code, it could be a style issue, a font issue or some other issue. There were, in the past, problems possible if you tried to use {thispage} and {lastpage} in code that included Graphics procedure output or background images. But you didn't show your code, so it's hard to tell. Here are some relevant Tech Support notes to check out.

http://support.sas.com/kb/56/041.html and

http://support.sas.com/kb/34/573.html

 

  If none of the suggested fixes work for you, then I'd suggest opening a track with Tech Support.

 

Cynthia

Doug____
Pyrite | Level 9

Cynthia,

 

Thanks for the links to the KB notes. The PRINTERPATH = PDF option activation seems to have resolved the issue.

Konstantin_P
Calcite | Level 5

I had the same issue with "Lastpage".

 

This problem is described here Problem Note 56041: The LASTPAGE inline style command might display garbled text in PDF files 

The following line was a solution in my case:

options printerpath=pdf;

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