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SAS Programming Skills
Customize SAS appearance, html, number lines

Besides the previous customizing work folder in SAS, there are several other perspecitves we can make our SAS more customized or personalized.

Question 1: How do I display the line numbers along the left side of the Program Editor Window?
Answer: On the SAS menu bar: click the button in the following order:

Tools --> Options -->Enhanced Editor Options --> Show line numbers

Question 2: How do I change the appearance of my program editor window??
Answer: On the SAS menu bar: click the button in the following order:

Tools --> Options -->Enhanced Editor Options --> Appearance
Question 3: How do I create a webpage for the output from a procedure?
Answer: On the SAS menu bar: click the button in the following order:

Tools --> Options -->Preferences --> Results -->Create HTML
Question 4: How do I know the Function Key Commands?
Answer: There are many pre-defined keys in SAS to be used other than via point-and-click fashion. Most common one may be F3 key to run a SAS program in a Program Window that is on focus.

you can personalize the following common keys, for example, if you don't like click F3 for submit to run, you can change it to other key, like F8(by hitting F9 key, you are able to change the key definitions).

    Key     Definition
    F1     SAS System Help
    F3     Submit

    F5     Editor Window
    F6     Log Window
    F7     Output Window
    F8     Zoom off; submit
    F9     Show definition of keys



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