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Re: Re: st: Adding borders and gridlines to tables using -rtfutil-

From   Souradet Shaw <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: Re: st: Adding borders and gridlines to tables using -rtfutil-
Date   Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:31:32 -0500

Thank you both, Roger and Nick. Will check out the suggested resources.
All the best,

I would tend to second Nick's advice about keeping tables as simple as possible, and not having too many lines. However, if you want to add such lines, then the answer probably involves using the -cdadd()- and -cdadd()- options of -rtfrstyle-. How exactly to do this is probably an RTF query, rather than a Stata query. The quick reference for RTF that I use is Burke (2003), and Sean Burke's web page, as recommended in the online help for -rtfutil-. However, the definitive Microsoft specification of RTF can be downloaded from

I hope this helps.

Best wishes



Burke S. M. 2003. RTF Pocket Guide. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates Inc. Download more information from Sean Burke's RTF web page at

Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
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On 26/03/2012 15:34, Nick Cox wrote:
My general tip is just don't do this! See e.g. Ehrenberg, A.S.C. 1975.
Data reduction. London: Wiley for advice on keeping tables as simple
as possible.


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