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st: problem pasting into command window with latest Stata update (WinXP)


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: problem pasting into command window with latest Stata update (WinXP)
Date   Thu, 13 Jul 2006 12:48:18 -0400

I just downloaded the latest ado and exe updates for my Stata 9.2 SE running on Win XP pro and have encountered a problem.

Since the update, I have found that when I paste multiple commands into the command window at once, they get concatenated into a single line, causing an error. Prior to this update, I could paste several lines from a do file into the command window and they would each execute in turn. Is this some new behavior or "feature" related to the most recent exe? The help whatsnew file says:

19. The Command window now has keyboard shortcuts reinstated from Stata 8. Using Ctrl-Backspace to delete a whole word is an example.

I have tried using various combinations of Ctrl, shift, and insert keys (which I seem to remember was needed in Stata 8 to get the multiple lines to work), but haven't found a solution. Anyone else experience this change? Any solutions?

While I'm mentioning this, I might as well ask about my biggest interface problem with Stata 9 (since 9.0) -- the Review window no longer maintains a highlight on a command after I double click it to make it re-run. When I want to rerun a series of commands that are far back in the review window I need to scroll back each time and search for my place, making the window almost useless. In Stata 8.x the review window would keep your place and maintain highlighting. Is there any fix to this?

Michael Blasnik
michael.blasnik@verizon.net
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