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Re: st: Mac-specific: translator(smcl2pdf)
yes, this is a way to go, thanks. Is it possible to teach stata to
include a header with date, time, pagenumber in the .ps-file?
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 ps2pdf command.
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