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st: Re: quotation marks in do files

From   Friedrich Huebler <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Re: quotation marks in do files
Date   Wed, 26 Jan 2005 12:10:44 -0800 (PST)


You would be better off with a dedicated text editor. Some options
are described in this document:

The document also contains the advice "Don't use a word processor to
edit text files."

Friedrich Huebler

--- Malgosia Madajewicz <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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?

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