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From |
Matthijs De Zwaan <m.dezwaan@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: problem with print and translate |

Date |
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:44:31 +0100 |

Dear Stata-listers, I'm having problems with printing and translating my log-files. I am working with Stata 11.1 on a Mac. When I print my log-files, my printer always eats one or two lines from the top and bottom (using Apple's pdf-printer to print the file as a pdf gives me the same problem). SInce this was starting to annoy me, I started using -translate- to translate my .smcl files to pdf-files. If this works, it works great. However, it does not always work, and I don't understand why. A simple example may help. I experimented with: ** test.do ** version 11.1 clear all cap log close smcl cap log close log cap log close translate cap mkdir "~/Desktop/test folder" cd "~/Desktop/test folder" log using log.smcl, replace name(smcl) log using log.log, replace name(log) di "This is a log" log close smcl qui log using translate.log, replace name(translate) /* 1 */ translate "log.smcl" "log.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace /* 2 */ translate "log.smcl" "log test.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace /* 3 */ translate "log.smcl" "~/Desktop/test folder/log.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace ls * qui log close translate exit ************ When I do this in the command line, it usually works if I use the line labeled 1 for translation. From the do-file, nothing works, not even 1. Commands 2 and 3 never work, not even from the command line. The same things happen when using .log instead of smcl, and the log2pdf translator. After running the do-file, even command 1 does not always work anymore from the command line, even if it worked before. translate.log shows the following: ** translate.log ** . /* 1 */ translate "log.smcl" "log.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace (note: file log.pdf not found) . /* 2 */ translate "log.smcl" "log test.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace (note: file log test.pdf not found) . /* 3 */ translate "log.smcl" "~/Desktop/test folder/log.pdf", translator(smcl2pdf) replace . ls * -rw-r--r-- 1 matthijsdezwaan staff 935 Jan 21 13:33 log.log -rw-r--r-- 1 matthijsdezwaan staff 723 Jan 21 13:33 log.smcl -rw-r--r-- 1 matthijsdezwaan staff 738 Jan 21 12:01 test.do -rw-r--r-- 1 matthijsdezwaan staff 347 Jan 21 13:33 translate.log . qui log close translate ************** Is this a bug in Stata, or am I misunderstanding how the commands work? Is there anything I can do to make this work? Thanks once again for your help Matthijs * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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