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Wendy Boberg

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I would like to demonstrate how you can create colorful PDF files using ODS (Output Delivery System) with different predefined style templates for the layout and color scheme of both tables and graphs. There are a few different ways you can customize your reports in the Report Procedure. Traffic lighting is a very popular technique and can be achieved by changing the font and/or the background colors. I prefer to customize my reports by adding background color to highlight a row, column, and/or cell in a table.

I will share my favorite styles and show you how to look at your tables in the different styles available. I will briefly explain how you can create your own style by changing the color scheme of an existing style so that it can be used for all of your reports. I will explain how I used the pieces of code to get the table with a row, a column and individual cells highlighted with several different colors. I will focus on creating PDF files using ODS, but these methods can be used with other output destinations.

This paper is for beginner to intermediate level SAS® programmers with experience creating tables with Report procedure.

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REPORT, ODS, ODS PDF, STYLE, TEMPLATE, CALL DEFINE, DEFINE, BACKGROUND, STOPLIGHT

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Apr 19th, 4:00 PM

PROC REPORT IN STYLE

I would like to demonstrate how you can create colorful PDF files using ODS (Output Delivery System) with different predefined style templates for the layout and color scheme of both tables and graphs. There are a few different ways you can customize your reports in the Report Procedure. Traffic lighting is a very popular technique and can be achieved by changing the font and/or the background colors. I prefer to customize my reports by adding background color to highlight a row, column, and/or cell in a table.

I will share my favorite styles and show you how to look at your tables in the different styles available. I will briefly explain how you can create your own style by changing the color scheme of an existing style so that it can be used for all of your reports. I will explain how I used the pieces of code to get the table with a row, a column and individual cells highlighted with several different colors. I will focus on creating PDF files using ODS, but these methods can be used with other output destinations.

This paper is for beginner to intermediate level SAS® programmers with experience creating tables with Report procedure.