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Re: st: Summer North American Stata Users Group meetings


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Summer North American Stata Users Group meetings
Date   Wed, 3 Sep 2008 11:13:35 -0400

Dear All

Among the long list of wishes and grumbles that I passed to Stata
people during the summer meeting was a wish to change the font
programmaticaly from a .do file. I need this to display large tables
properly without having them wrapped, but it might be also helpful in
the situations that you describe. For the sake of
platform-compatibility it could be as simple as it is done in
web-browsers: selection of small, medium or large font. As for the
tables, what I wanted is in addition to options wrap/nowrap which wrap
either each line or the whole table, to have an option nowrapatall
which would help to have nice tables in the log file. Also I think
there is a b.u.g. in smcl when displaying tables with -wrap- option:

sysuse auto
tab p w, wrap

....
>        0          0          0          0          0          0          1          0          0
>      0 |         1
-----------+{hline 704}+----------
     Total |         1          2          1          1          1
     1          1          1
....


seems like not all smcl-tags are properly expanded, perhaphs because
value 704 is too large (hline does not accept arguments larger than
255). (Windows, Stata 9.2 and 10.1) Or is it a feature?



If anyone knows how to change the font from the program - I would be
glad to find out. Also, has anyone ever seen a horizontal scroll bar
in the output window? Currently when the font is made larger, the
content of the output window which is off the screen becomes
inaccessible (to the naked eye, but it is still there: it can be
copied when the whole line is selected).


Thank you,
   Sergiy Radyakin


On 9/3/08, Ben Jann <ben.jann@gmail.com> wrote:
> A great thing is to have a predefined preferences set for
> presentation. Do the following:
>
> 1. Backup your current settings. Type
>
>  . window manage prefs save myprefs
>
> 2.  Set the preferences (fonts, sizes of windows, etc) as you like
> them for presentation and save them typing
>
>  . window manage prefs save presentation
>
> You can now quickly change between the settings using
>
>  . window manage prefs load myprefs
>
> and
>
>  . window manage prefs load presentation
>
> (or use menu Preferences > Manage Preferences > Load Preferences > presentation)
>
> ben
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 9:19 AM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > --- "Joao Ricardo F. Lima" <jricardofl@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> These presentantions using SMCL are really fantastic. But I was
> >> thinking if I can change the size of the letters... I would like to
> >> increase the size to all my students in the class see the
> >> presentation very well.
> >
> > I do the following:
> > I open the viewer, right click in the viewer and near the bottom of the
> > menu that appears there is an entry called "Font...". Clicking that
> > will lead to a pretty standard menu that allows you to change among
> > others the font size. (and the next time I use Stata for my normal work
> > and type the -help whatever- the help file shows up in a really big
> > font, because I forgot to change the font back again...)
> >
> > Hope this helps,
> > Maarten
> >
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