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Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> |

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st: re: TeX template for PDF help files |

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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 11:14:37 -0500 |

<> Roy said > If people want to use Word privately as a text editor, that's up to > them, and there need be no proposal of it as a public standard. One of Sergiy proposal was to come up with a uniform-looking help file. This will help standardize the appearance, just as the TeX template would. But what was proposed (when it was suggested that "Word could insert SMCL tags") is that we would end up with SMCL files, which if one wished could be made into HTML or PDF by Stata. There is surely nothing wrong with proposing that there could be two or more alternative mechanisms: 1) a LaTeX template which could be mechanically translated into SMCL markup as ASCII text 2) a MS Word template which could be mechanically translated into SMCL markup as ASCII text 3) a form-based routine, in Stata or in a web browser, that would generate SMCL as ASCII text That seems to me to be a reasonable approach to allow user-programmers to sidestep SMCL, at least for simple and straightforward help files. Kit Baum | Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin | http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html An Introduction to Stata Programming | http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata | http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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