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re: ods pdf output

Hi.....I am using ods pdf to create a report and trying to insert a Page X of Y in the footnote. The output isn't correct. Any suggestions to correct this? Thanks.

 

Code:

 

ods pdf file="%sysfunc(pathname(project))\&filename Report (&rundate).pdf" style=journal notoc bookmarkgen=no bookmarklist=none;

footnote height=7pt font="Arial" justify=center "Report Generated On: &rundate" justify=right 'Page ^{thispage} of ^{lastpage}';

 

Output:

<R Page 1 of 􀀀@ 􀀀>


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‎02-09-2017 01:33 PM
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Re: re: ods pdf output

Hi:
If this is something you can reliably duplicate using EG, then you should open a track with Tech Support. If there's an existing defect, they will let you know and if there is a defect, there might be workaround. Sending them a sample program will help. So you can point them to this track for an example of code that works in SAS 9.4 and then send them an example of the same code that does not work in EG.

cynthia

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Re: re: ods pdf output

Hi:

  I do not observe that behavior. I am running SAS 9.4 M3. When I use a slightly modified version of your code, I get the expected results. BTW, I never just use the font Arial with ODS PDF -- one of the developers explained that the only "Arial" font that Adobe "likes" is Arial Unicode MS and so, that is the one I always use.

 

cynthia

 

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Re: re: ods pdf output

Posted in reply to Cynthia_sas
Hi Cynthia....I have been working on this to try an narrow down or identify why this is occurring. I was able to determine that it has to do with when the code is run using Enterprise Guide. It works when I use SAS 9.4 BUT doesn't work when the code is run using SAS Enterprise Guide 7.1
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‎02-09-2017 01:33 PM
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Posts: 8,864

Re: re: ods pdf output

Hi:
If this is something you can reliably duplicate using EG, then you should open a track with Tech Support. If there's an existing defect, they will let you know and if there is a defect, there might be workaround. Sending them a sample program will help. So you can point them to this track for an example of code that works in SAS 9.4 and then send them an example of the same code that does not work in EG.

cynthia
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Re: re: ods pdf output

Posted in reply to Cynthia_sas

Hi Cynthia....I did contact Tech Support and the work around is to include the following statement:

 

options printerpath=pdf;

 

before the ODS pdf file=

 

TYhanks for your help.

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