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RE: st: RE: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor
Date   Wed, 15 Aug 2007 15:57:12 -0400

Most of the time, a straight text editor won't work (you must have a hex mode) and you must replace the edited text with another
character (a blank for instance).

I'm going to load V10 yet this week so I'll see if the trick still works.

Tom

-----------------------------------
Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Fred Wolfe
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:48 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor

Tom,

Thanks for the suggestion. I edited out the % in a text editor, but I 
guess I made it worse. In any event, my edit didn't work. I won't do it again.

Fred


At 02:27 PM 8/15/2007, you wrote:

>Fred,
>
>This is just speculation but, in V9.2 graphics, you could edit and 
>resave a saved .gph file in a hex editor provided you did not
>change the number of characters. Perhaps if you replace the % in 
>..plotregion1.barlabels[8].text.Arrpush 3.8% with another (valid)
>character, you can recover your graph and continue editing.
>
>Tom
>
>-----------------------------------
>Thomas J. Steichen
>steicht@rjrt.com
>-----------------------------------
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 
>[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Fred Wolfe
>Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:00 PM
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: st: Frustrating problem with Stata 10 graph editor
>
>The graph editor is quite nice and very useful. However, I have run
>into a problem. I was making an hbar graph, made many modifications,
>and then modified blabel to add a % sign (what many of us had asked
>for on the list). The editor accepted the % sign. I saved the graph,
>but when I tried to use it I received this message:
>
>plotregion1.barlabels[8].text invalid name
>error (198) reading file
>Error in file, skipping lines:
>   .plotregion1.barlabels[8].text.Arrpush 3.8%
><EndItem>
>graph1.gversion invalid name
>
>I am now unable to -use- the graph and all of my time and work is
>lost. I know better now,  but I suggest that the editor not allow
>entries that will crash the graph.
>
>Fred
>
>
>
>
>
>Fred Wolfe
>National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
>Wichita, Kansas
>Tel +1 316 263 2125
>fwolfe@arthritis-research.org
>
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Fred Wolfe
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Wichita, Kansas
Tel +1 316 263 2125
fwolfe@arthritis-research.org

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