Chapter 24
Managing Your Graphics Output
Introduction to ODS Graphics Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
SAS Registry Settings for ODS Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496
ODS Destination Statement Options Affecting ODS Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
ODS GRAPHICS Statement Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499
Controlling the Image Name and Image Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501
Using the IMAGENAME= ODS Graphics Option to Control the Image Name . . 501
Using the OUTPUTFMT= ODS Graphics Option to Control the Image Format . 502
Using a Universal Printer with ODS LISTING to Control the Image Format . . . . 503
Resetting the Image Name and Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504
Controlling the Location of the Image Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
Controlling Graph Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
Overview of Graph Size Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
BEGINGRAPH Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
Scaling Graphs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508
Controlling Image Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 512
Creating a Graph That Can Be Edited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
Creating a Graph That You Can Import into Microsoft Office Applications . . . 516
Introduction to ODS Graphics Output
Whenever you run a program that creates ODS Graphics output, several details are
handled by default. Among them are the following:
output file characteristics (file path and filename)
image characteristics (format, name, DPI, size)
ODS style used
when anti-aliasing is used
whether fonts and markers are scaled when graph size is changed
whether the graph that is created can be edited
whether data tips are produced
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