I have an odd problem, and I'll admit that I haven't done much troubleshooting as I'm under a fast approaching deadline (a half hour).
I cannot get the SG procs to use anything but PNG. When I submit the following code, the gplot produces a gif image, but the sgplot always produces a png. It doesn't matter if I select activex, java, bmp. No matter what I do, the sgplot always comes out as PNG.
The ODS GRAPHICS statement must be used for any template-based graphics output. This includes the SG procedures, GTL templates rendered using PROC SGRENDER, and any STAT/ETS/etc. procedures generating graphics with the "ODS GRAPHICS ON;" statement active. For regular SAS/GRAPH procedures, such as GPLOT and GCHART, continue to use GOPTIONS to control the global options.