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Re: st: re: how to create help files with bold and coloured characters


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: how to create help files with bold and coloured characters
Date   Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:17:42 +0100 (BST)

When writing a help file I ususally have -help smcl- open and the
source of an existing help file that is both simple and still contains
all the things I want. -viewsource summarize.sthlp- (Stata 10) or
-viewsource summarize.hlp- (Stata 9) seem to be a good choice for that.

Also I write the help file in a plain text editor, and store it
regularly. After the first time I stored it, I go to Stata, -cd- to the
directory where I stored the help file, and open it with 
-help <name of helpfile>- to see what it looks like. After every time I
save it, I can push the refress buton to see if the changes I made had
the desired effect (often not).

Hope this helps,
Maarten

--- Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:

> Tiago asks
> 
> Does Stata have an editor to create help files with bold and coloured
> characters?
> 
> help smcl
> 
> The 'coloring' in help files refers to hyperlinks (like HTML links  
> that you can click on).
> All formatting in Stata's official help files is performed by SMCL,  
> the Stata Markup and Control Language. It is similar in some ways to 
> 
> HTML or LaTeX in that it is a markup language, with tags.
> 
> 
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html
> 
> 
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