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Re: st: Can Stata underline?


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Can Stata underline?
Date   Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:13:30 -0600

>
> 
> I just upgraded to 11, but I can't find this text formatting feature
> anywhere. 

Yes, Stata can underline--just not in graph text.  That is, Stata can underline via the SMCL tag {ul:} in the viewer and results windows (i.e.,  the help files) , but from the graph_text help file your referenced it appears that not all of the SMCL tags are legal in graphs.  

While you can use the {it:} tag for italics, as in the example the help file gives:

scatter mpg weight, title("This is {it:italics} in a graph title")

if you substitute the {ul:} tag, it doesnt work:

scatter mpg weight, title("This is {ul:underline} in a graph title")

(if you use {bf:} it does create boldface type in graph text, but it doesn't appear that {hi:} works with graphs either)

However, you can format text elsewhere to have underlining, for example:

****
sysuse auto, clear

di `"Not Underlined,  {ul:Underlined Text Goes Here}, or {stata `"desc"':Stata Command Goes {ul:HERE}}"'
***
((note: the -di- command above may wrap in email format, be sure to unwrap it in your command line/do-file))

~ Eric
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Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
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On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:28 PM, Craig, Benjamin M. wrote:

> I just upgraded to 11, but I can't find this text formatting feature
> anywhere. 
> 
> The Stata 11 announcement states "You can now include multiple fonts in
> regular, bold, and italics; the full Greek alphabet in upper- and
> lowercase; and over 70 mathematical symbols anywhere that text appears
> in graphs." (Page 3, top)  Ironically, the online Stata manual is full
> of underlines. For examples, see
> http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?graph_text.
> 
> Hopefully, someone knows how to underline in Stata. I need this feature,
> because underline is a formatting requirement for a certain psychometric
> instrument(SF-36). 
> 
> Given Stata's use of underline, maybe it will be added in their next
> release.
> 
> Cheers,
> Ben
> 
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