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"Mak, Timothy" <Timothy.Mak@iop.kcl.ac.uk> |

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RE: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops |

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Fri, 6 Jul 2007 09:47:35 +0100 |

I don't use SAS so I cannot comment on SAS, but I have to say Stata is far far more flexible in its output of nicely formatted tables than SPSS can ever be. I don't use the Copy Table function, but what I do is I use the -display- function to get the stats in exactly the format I want. Ok I don't know how to generate a 'tab' in Stata, but instead of tab, I can generate a funny piece of string, say "zzz" or something, and use copy text in Stata to paste the whole thing in Word. Use Find/Replace to change all the "zzz" to tabs, then use Convert text to table in Word. Voila. Done! No need to fix up decimal places, change the order of the stats, etc. Output is always consistent as long as you type your -display- function the same way. Down side is, of course you need to learn to write the -display- command, but the time saved will soon make it worthwhile. Tim PS An even quicker way is to use paragraph marks instead of tabs, and then just use Convert text to table in Word, and adjust the number of columns. -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Ohrvall Sent: 06 July 2007 08:26 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops I can add to David's post that I have been in discussions about purchases of software in different statistical organisations and the issue of producing nicely formatted tables and exporting them to word and excel has often been brought up as an argument against Stata. I know that there are different ways to handle this in Stata, but at least in my opinion this is something that is easier to do in SPSS and SAS. If there is a wish list for future versions of Stata I think this is an area that could be improved (maybe with a optional table output window?) and I think it would help to convince more people to switch to Stata. All the best, Richard On 7/6/07, Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@nd.edu> wrote: > At 04:30 PM 7/5/2007, cnguyen@stata.com wrote: > >I was able to duplicate the problem in Stata 9 but had no such > >problem in Stata 10. I will investigate the problem further and report back to the list. > > I replicate the problem in Stata 10. I'm using Windows XP and > Microsoft Office 2003. > > > ------------------------------------------- > Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology > OFFICE: (574)631-6668, (574)631-6463 > HOME: (574)289-5227 > EMAIL: Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.Edu > WWW: http://www.nd.edu/~rwilliam > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**RE: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops***From:*David Radwin <radwin@berkeley.edu>

**References**:**Re: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops***From:*cnguyen@stata.com

**Re: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops***From:*Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>

**Re: st: Copy table--how to consistently get correct tab stops***From:*"Richard Ohrvall" <richard.ohrvall@gmail.com>

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