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Re: st: How to get Stata 10 to export formatted tables to microsoft word or excel?

From   "Faiz Rasool" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: How to get Stata 10 to export formatted tables to microsoft word or excel?
Date   Thu, 5 Aug 2010 22:25:49 +0500

Thank you very much for your answer. I've downloaded rtfutil, listtab and 
other packages  mention that will create resultssets. Unfortunately, Ilooked 
for examples of how to use rtfutil package but could not find any using 
google and list archives. Are their examples of how to use rtfutil online?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roger Newson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: st: How to get Stata 10 to export formatted tables to microsoft 
word or excel?

The solution I use is the -rtfutil- and -listtab- packages, downloadable
from SSC (if you have Stata 11) or from my website (if you have Stata
10). These packages can be used to export arbitrary Stata datasets to
tables in Rich Text Format documents, without manual intervention. To
use them, you need first to convert your results to Stata datasets, with
1 observation per row of the table you want. These datasets are known as
resultssets. Packages that create them include -parmest-, -xcollapse-
and -xcontract-. Programming with resultssets is described in detail in
references in the on-line help for -listtab-.

However, if you don't like programming, then you probably won't like
working with resultssets. In that case, you should probably use
-estout-, which can also produce .rtf documents containing tables.
However, you may then need to do a bit of manual intervention with mice,
if you want to produce the table you really wanted.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
1B Manresa Road
London SW3 6LR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121 ext 3381
Fax: +44 (0)20 7351 8322
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Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

On 05/08/2010 13:33, Faiz Rasool wrote:
> Hi all:
> I'm new to Stata and to this email list. I'm a Blind student. I'm 
> interested
> to find out the ways of exporting tables to Microsoft word or excel in a 
> way
> that requires little manual formatting specially formatting that involves 
> a
> use of mouse. The information I've search on the internet regarding tables
> produced by stata and moving them to word has largely suggested that 1
> select the table in the results window, 2 select remove  | from the table
> copy option, 3 paste it to a word processor of choice. Their are two basic
> issues with this approach that do not allow me to follow it. 1 The table 
> can
> only be highlighted using a mouse. 2 The screen reading software that I 
> use
> does not read the contents of the results window,  it works fine with 
> menus
> and variables window though. Presently I've to  coppy the entire results
> window and paste it into microsoft word. Using this approach tables are 
> not
> at all formatted and I've to coppy and paste after every command to see 
> what
> is its output. Ideally I'd like that their is an option that lets me 
> export
> tables in formatted form, or require little input from a mouse in 
> formatting
> them. By tables I'm refering to all forms of tables from summary 
> statistics
> to regression results. I'm sorry if it is not allowed to mention SPSS 
> here.
> But it does do what I've requested above. I Wish Stata has this facility
> too.
> Thanks all,
> Faiz.
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