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RE: Stata Wishlist: Line wrap when printing from viewer
At 16:11 24/06/2004, Nick Cox wrote (in reply to Shawn.Fultz):
This issue is surely part of the general issue of saving reproducible
windowing preferences. With the present technology (correct me if I'm
wrong), if you want the printed lines from the Help window to be the right
size for your printer, then you have to tweak the window size by trial and
error, typically wasting a bit of paper in the process, and then use the
Unless I'm missing something specific,
I think this is based on a misunderstanding.
Help files, as from Stata 7, are based on
SMCL, and there is no fixed, pre-defined line width,
although there can be, and often are, fixed
Rather the issue is to size your window
so that what is copied and later printed
is the right size.
Prefs->Save Windowing Preferences
to save that window size for the Help window, together with window sizes
and positions for all other Stata windows. If you later change the Help
window size, then you can restore it using the menu sequence
Prefs->Load Windowing Preferences
The main limitation of this practice is that we can only save one set of
windowing preferences at a time. It would be useful to have a library of
windowing preference sets, and to load each one at will.
Unfortunately, if like me you use Windows, then, to do this, you must
either start working with the Registry Editor and create a library of .reg
documents containing Stata windowing preferences, or re-define yourself at
system level as a set of multiple users, each with its own set of windowing
preferences. The first of these possibilities apparently can render your
computer unusable if you make a minor mistake, and the second would create
extra work for the system administrator (at least in our system).
If StataCorp are listening, then I would like to add the capability of
saving multiple sets of windowing preference sets to the Stata Wish list.
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