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RE: st: Presenting data in a desired form

From   "David Radwin" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Presenting data in a desired form
Date   Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:59:30 -0700 (PDT)

You are welcome. I don't know the specifics offhand, but if you want to
use mail merge, you need to start with an Excel-type spreadsheet
(tab-separated text or comma-separated text) with one line per student. 

Since you have multiple lines per student right now, you probably want to
use Stata's -reshape wide- to consolidate the records. Then use -outsheet-
to create the Excel-type spreadsheet. Stata's -help reshape- and -help
outsheet- should assist you here. The website to which I previously
referred has instructions on creating the interface with your email

As you might infer from the website's references to Word 2000 and 2002, it
was quite a while ago that I last did this, and the software may have
changed in the interim, so I am afraid can't help much more with the

Best of luck.


David Radwin
Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
Fax: 510-849-0794

> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of keeler james
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:46 PM
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> Subject: RE: st: Presenting data in a desired form
> Many thanks for the tips, David.
> I have tried Martin's method and it works well in separating the
> candidates in individual files. I shall now work on arranging the data
> into the desired format. Any tips on this?
> Calchas
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