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Marker Size for different ODS destinations

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Marker Size for different ODS destinations

Here's simple SGPLOT syntax.

proc sgplot data=Class;

  scatter x=Height y=Weight / markerattrs=(size=8pt symbol=CircleFilled color=DarkRed);

run;


ODS RTF/SASReport destinations produces this:

RTF.png

ODS PDF/PowerPoint destinations produce something completely different:

PPTX.png

Why are MARKER sizes interpreted differently by SASReport/RTF and PDF/PowerPoint?  Especially strange is the differential behavior of the two MS destinations!


How do I get comparable output in different simultaneous ODS destinations?


Thanks,

Haris

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

If you haven't tried yet, specify the size in IN, MM or CM. I'm not sure that PT gets treated the same.

Also use the same ODS Style. The default for different destinations can change things.

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

Thanks, good suggestions!  Unfortunately, it does not work.  Specifying the size in cm/mm/in makes no difference.  Specifying the same style for different ODS destination changes the appearance but not the marker size.

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

Markers in PDF and Powerpoint output look the same at SAS 9.4M2.  Markers in RTF and LIsting look the same too, but smaller than first two, but not as much as your examples.  We'll dig further. 

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

Thanks Sanjay.  I am running 9.4 TS1M0.  Also may be relevant--I am running the syntax via Enterprise Guide, not SAS directly.  Have not tried in SAS proper.

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

A defect has been fixed for this issue in SAS 9.40M3.

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Re: Marker Size for different ODS destinations

Good news!  Thanks!

How do I get this?  Is this a hot fix or a whole new release of SAS that would need to upgrade to?  I don't know much about installations and my IT don't know much about SAS either.

Thanks,

Haris

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