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Re: st: Can't size do-file editor window in Stata 10

From   "Svend Juul" <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: Can't size do-file editor window in Stata 10
Date   Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:04:03 +0200

Carole wrote:

If I open the do-file editor in updated Stata 10/SE (running on
Windows XP)  (either by clicking on the icon or using -doedit-), the
do-file editor is minimized to the toolbar.  Clicking the minimized
do-file editor in the tool bar does not maximize the window.  I am
only maximize the do-file editor by right-clicking on the minimized
window and choosing maximize or restore.  Once the program window is
maximized (or restored--which also expands the program to the full
screen), I cannot change its size.  I am stuck with either a fully
expanded (full-screen) do-file editor, or a completely minimized
window.  I would like the do-file editor to be smaller than the full

Has anyone else experienced this, and how have they fixed it?  Or have
I missed some Stata 10 or (more likely) Windows "feature"?


You are not alone; confusion about disappearing windows is common.
There are many things you can do with the windowing, but here is
a simple and, in my experience, robust solution. Start with the 
factory settings:

	Edit > 
         Preferences > 
            Manage preferences > 
               Load preferences > 
                  Factory settings

Next, maximize the main Stata window (click the maximize button: [X]). 
Now, adjust the size and location of the different windows, using the 
mouse. When finished, make your choices the default by:

	Edit > 
         Preferences > 
            Manage preferences > 
               Save preferences

Save your preferences with a name, e.g. -myprefs-. If you somehow lost
the settings, you can easily recreate them by:

	Edit > 
         Preferences > 
             Manage preferences > 
                Load preferences > 

You may control the behavior of the windows by:

	Edit > 
         Preferences > 
            General Preferences > 

There are quite a number of checkboxes. I suggest checking none of them.
If you want to experiment, look at the possibilities in [GSW] 4 The 
Stata User Interface.

Hope this helps.


Svend Juul
Institut for Folkesundhed, Afdeling for Epidemiologi
(Institute of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology)
Vennelyst Boulevard 6
DK-8000  Aarhus C, Denmark
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