Stata users often need to create Word, PDF, or HTML files to report on what they have done. Stata provides commands for doing that:
|putdocx||Create Word documents|
|putpdf||Create PDF files|
|dyndoc||Create HTML from Markdown|
Here we tell you about putdocx.
Creating Word documents with statistical graphs and results can be tedious. If your data or model changes, you must update your document. Doing this by hand is time consuming and error prone.
putdocx lets you create Word (.docx) files more easily. You can create documents with
And you can control page size, page breaks, and document orientation, and you can even append .docx files.
Let's create this Word (.docx) document:
You can create do-files to automate the creation of files. We created the do-file samplereport.do. It contains
sysuse auto, replace putdocx begin // Create a paragraph putdocx paragraph putdocx text ("putdocx "), bold putdocx text ("can add formatted text to a paragraph. You can ") putdocx text ("italicize, "), italic putdocx text ("strikeout, "), strikeout putdocx text ("underline"), underline putdocx text (", sub/super script") putdocx text ("2 "), script(sub) putdocx text (", and ") putdocx text ("shade"), shading("blue") qui sum mpg local sum : display %4.2f `r(sum)' putdocx text (". Also, you can easily add Stata results to your paragraph (mpg total = `sum')") // Embed a graph histogram rep graph export hist.png, replace putdocx paragraph, halign(center) putdocx image hist.png // Embed Stata output putdocx paragraph putdocx text ("Embed the output from a regression command into your docx file.") regress mpg price putdocx table mytable = etable // Embed Stata dataset putdocx paragraph putdocx text ("Embed the data in Stata's memory into a table in your docx file.") statsby Total=r(N) Average=r(mean) Max=r(max) Min=r(min), by(foreign): summarize mpg rename foreign Origin putdocx table tbl1 = data("Origin Total Average Max Min"), varnames border(start, nil) border(insideV, nil) border(end, nil) putdocx save myreport.docx, replace
To make the report, we could have typed the commands interactively, but we put them in a do-file so that it would be easy to reproduce or even update our document.
To produce the document, we typed
. do samplereport
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