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Re: st: Mac-specific: translator(smcl2pdf)
On Mar 12, 2007, at 6:09 AM, Daniel Becker wrote:
yes, i know. The need to use the translator that I need to avoid as
much interaction as possible as my project takes quite a while when
I run the do file. It would be handy if the translation to pdf
would be as automatic as possible. Maybe I can write an applescript
that prints from stata to pdf.
I am using quite often the translator(smcl2pdf). What is annoying
is that you have "output settings" box popping up that asks you
for confirmation that you really want a conversion of you log to
pdf. Also you can tell stata what the header, name and project
entry should be.
On a Mac there is no real need to translate logs, since Macs have
pdf technology built in. Just issue a 'print' command and then use
the 'pdf' button to save the file as a pdf.
I believe this is because the smcl2pdf translator essentially uses OS
X's print-to-pdf functionality (which is why it is only available for
the OS X GUI version of Stata). If you want to run the translation
unattended, then just use smcl2ps to translate the file to
Postscript. You can then open the file in Preview (which will
convert it to PDF on the fly) or install Ghostscript and use the
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