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Re: st: re: TeX template for PDF help files

From   Roy Wada <>
Subject   Re: st: re: TeX template for PDF help files
Date   Sun, 22 Nov 2009 11:11:42 -0800

> Those are 4 very good points. I write manuscript drafts in LaTeX using journal
> template files whenever possible. Effective use of style templates are similarly
> helpful in Word/ODF. Writing help files using the a SMCL template surely must be a similar pain

The word template has been email from my hotmail address. If Kit can
figure out a way to deliver this document, people who wants to go this
way should be good with this.

The smcl command for linking to the pdf manual is {manlink}. I do not
know if this can adapted to open any other pdf files.

But the following codes, -phelp- will open it in Windows XP environment.

prog def phelp
args one
qui findfile `"`one'"'
cap shellout using `"`r(fn)'"'
di `"{browse `"`r(fn)'"'}"'

phelp `"Stata Help File Template.pdf"'

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