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st: New package -rtfutil- on SSC

From   "Newson, Roger B" <[email protected]>
To   statalist <[email protected]>
Subject   st: New package -rtfutil- on SSC
Date   Wed, 30 Sep 2009 19:38:14 +0100

Thanks to Kit Baum, a new package -rtfutil- is now available for download from SSC. In Stata, use the -ssc- command to do this.

The -rtfutil- package is described as below on my website, and is work in progress. I am developing it because my colleagues like their results to be in Microsoft Office documents, and because I prefer not to go through large Microsoft Word documents manually italicizing headings, superscripting exponents, right-justifying estimates and confidence intervals etc.

I would like to thank Ben Jann again for the idea of generating .rtf files (and for his talk at the 2009 UK Stata User Meeting). The -rtfutil- package is planned to be complementary to Ben's excellent -estadd- package, which produces .rtf (and other) documents containing tables of (mostly) estimation results in a wide range of formats. The -rtfutil- package is being developed as a suite of low-level programming tools, for use with the existing SSC package -listtex-. Most of my colleagues like to have plots as well as tables, so they can produce PowerPoint presentations with immediate impact, as well as Word reports that can be digested at length.

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
Email: [email protected] 
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Opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the institution.

package rtfutil from

      rtfutil: Utilities for writing Rich Text Format (RTF) files

      The rtfutil package is a suite of file handling utilities for
      producing Rich Text Format (RTF) files in Stata, possibly
      containing plots and tables.  These RTF files can then be
      opened by Microsoft Word, and possibly by alternative free
      word processors.  The plots can be included by inserting, as
      linked objects, graphics files that might be produced by the
      graph export command in Stata.  The tables can be included by
      using the listtex command, downloadable from SSC, with the
      handle() option.
      Author: Roger Newson
      Distribution-Date: 30september2009
      Stata-Version: 11

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