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Re: st: RE: RE: Printing viewer contents without cutting off the right-hand-side of text


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: Printing viewer contents without cutting off the right-hand-side of text
Date   Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:38:33 +0000

In addition, you can always translate SMCL-based help files to HTML.
Then any browser and (I guess) any word processor can print it for
you.

The translation code is not documented, but is wrapped for convenience
in -log2html- (SSC).

Suppose I have installed -tabplot- (SSC) and wish to print out its
help in this way. Suppose further that I have -cd-ed to the directory
or folder in which it is installed.

. copy tabplot.hlp tabplot.smcl
. log2html tabplot.smcl

The result is tabplot.html.

In addition, look at the help for -translate- for other possibilities.

Nick

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 2:26 PM, Beede, David N <dbeede@doc.gov> wrote:
> This worked, thank you, Nick - I never would have guessed that it would!  And thank you everyone else that replied.  I should add that I was using v. 12 and had never had this problem in earlier versions.
>
> Just to follow up on the other replies:  this was a user-written help document, so I couldn't print from the pdf documentation.  I did try printing in landscape and had the same problem.  And yes, I could have copied and pasted the text into another program, but even though this seems like a minor problem, it is rather time consuming to have to deal with it, and I hope in the next set of updates Stata could fix it.  :)
>
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:20:38 +0000
> From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: Printing viewer contents without cutting off the right-hand-side of text
>
> On the odd occasion I've done this I found that narrowing the Viewer
> first did help.
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 5:05 PM, David Radwin <dradwin@mprinc.com> wrote:
>
>> I've never had this problem, but two thoughts are:
>>
>> 1. For official documented Stata commands, open up the PDF version of
>> manual and print that instead.
>> 2. Copy the help text into a text editor or word processor and print from
>> that program instead.
>
> Beede, David N
>
>>> How does one print the viewer screen when one invokes the -help- command
>>> without losing an inch or two of text on the RHS of the page?� I'm
>>> stumped!
>>>
>>> I've searched through FAQ's, the "Getting Started" manual for Windows,
>> and
>>> the Statalist archives, but while I have found similar questions to mine
>>> posted I haven't been able to figure out how to implement the suggested

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