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Re: st: AW: Log in PDF format


From   Charles Koss <hqtiger@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: Log in PDF format
Date   Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:13:18 -0600

Thank you Martin, you are right. I will setup stata and miktek on my
computer. Let you know. I appreciate your advice.

Merry Christmas and successful 2010!

Charles

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 3:52 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
> Whenever an OS supports pdf natively, Stata does take advantage of this
> feature. So the lack of pdf support on Windows machines has more to do with
> the OS itself than with Stata. Stata does have a feature in its -translate-
> command to transfer its own "words", i.e. smcl-output, to postscript, and
> from there it is only a small step to pdf. There are probably other
> utilities that can transfer ps to pdf, but as I am a miktex user anyway, I
> tend to use the ones I already have.
>
> Note that most of the commands in the template I posted are commented out
> via "//", so you can safely erase the lines thus marked and put your own
> commands there. "Strange commands" should not be a worry for you, as Stata,
> not you, has to execute them :-)
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Charles Koss
> Sent: Sonntag, 20. Dezember 2009 02:20
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: AW: Log in PDF format
>
> Thanks Martin!!! I was realizing today that GRETL can produce the
> output in PDF without miktek and all those strange commands; right
> from the menu! I wonder why stata does not implement that feature?
>
> Regards,
>
> Charles
>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>> <>
>>
>>
>>
>> BTW, the utilities can be installed from the Miktex page at
>> http://miktex.org/.
>>
>>
>>
>> HTH
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Charles Koss
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Dezember 2009 17:43
>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Betreff: Re: st: AW: Log in PDF format
>>
>> Martin, thanks for sharing your experience on doing a pdf from the log
> file.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Charles
>>
>> --
>> Charles
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
> wrote:
>>>
>>> <>
>>>
>>> Depending on your platform, pdf can be a natural format - as for Macs- or
>>> must be "imposed" on the OS. I have consistently used Windows, so I have
> a
>>> template for pdflogs in my text editor that relies on Miktex utility
>>> "ps2pdf" to transfer the smcl file:
>>>
>>>
>>> *************
>>> //to log in an additional log and have it transferred to pdf
>>>
>>> //can set -linesize-
>>> set linesize 120
>>>
>>> //close if open
>>> capt log close newlog
>>> di in red _rc
>>>
>>> log using mylog.smcl, name(newlog) replace
>>> //do whatever you want in the log
>>>
>>> //trace the thing with Ben Jann`s tool
>>> //tr:
>>>
>>> //or use conventional set trace on/off
>>> //set trace on
>>>
>>> //set trace off
>>>
>>> log close newlog
>>>
>>> //translate
>>> translate mylog.smcl mylog.ps, replace
>>> //need Miktex utilities running on computer for this step
>>> !ps2pdf mylog.ps
>>> capt erase mylog.ps
>>> !start mylog.pdf
>>> *************
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> HTH
>>> Martin
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Charles Koss
>>> Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Dezember 2009 16:12
>>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>> Betreff: st: Log in PDF format
>>>
>>> Hello Stata list members;
>>>
>>> I am running an ado file which outputs the log. Before closing or
>>> right after closing it, I want to print the log in PDF. How can i do
>>> that automatically?
>>>
>>> Cheers!
>>>
>>> --
>>> Charles
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