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st: quotation marks in do files

From   Malgosia Madajewicz <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: quotation marks in do files
Date   Wed, 26 Jan 2005 14:51:07 -0500

Hi all,

In my do files, I use quotation marks around the directory in which the log and data files reside, because my folder names consist of more than one word. I write the do file in MS Word (2003) and save it as a plain text file. I have the following problem. Stata 7 does not recognize the quotation marks. It puts a question mark in their place and then gives the error message that the second word in a mutilple-word folder name is invalid. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

For a while my solution was to use MS DOS encoding, but as of today this does not solve the problem any more for some reason.

Thanks so much for your help,


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