Some of our end users are reluctant to upgrade their version 8 graph programs because the same code run in version 9 produces a different font size. Does anyone have an FAQ of issues relating to this and their suggested solution? TIA.
Suggest you share some specific SAS code for feedback.
Also, this is a typical SAS version conversion challenge, some say that it's the cost of "progress" and "innovation" -- others may not totally agree. If you have a specific concern, it may be best served by contacting SAS support.
This type of version difference has existed non-stop since SAS v6. Unfortunately, the idea of software stability and consistency (upward compatibility) is akin to Microsoft and their persistent attitude with Alt-key behavior changes with various products.
The consistency issue looks like an oversight to me.
Another one is some graph tooltips (like GIF ones I think) require '0A'x as EOL character, and some (like activex) require both '0A'x and '0D'x (but if you use both with GIF, you end up with squares being displayed).
So if you want to make 2 set of outputs, one dynamic, one not, a whole bunch of details must be changed for no good reason. The tooltip EOL quagmire might or not be sas' making, the result is the same though.