|SAS Companion for the OS/2 Environment
For information on using the graphical user interface
(GUI), see Overview of the SAS System Interface
Some of the GUI features include
- Docking view
- The docking view allows for easy navigation
within SAS by integrating certain windows, such as the Explorer window and
the Results window, into the left side of the main SAS window. Files that
you open from the docking area open as a separate window in the remaining
SAS workspace. You can undock individual windows if you prefer.
- pull-down menu enhancements
- The Local, Global, and Options pull-down menus
have been removed.
You can use the View menu
to access the Program Editor, Log, Output, Graph, Explorer,
Results, and My Favorite Folder windows.
You now set options and customize tools from the
Tools menu. The Tools menu also provides
access to various SAS editors.
The Solutions menu provides
access to applications for analysis, presentation, program development, reporting,
Also, icons are associated with some of the menu items.
- pop-up menu support
- There are now more places within the main
SAS window that have pop-up menus when you click the right mouse button.
- command bar enhancements
- SAS remembers commands that you have entered
from previous SAS sessions. If you reenter a command, SAS recognizes the command
and automatically completes the command for you.
- toolbar enhancements
- Using the Customize Tools dialog box, you
can add, delete, and modify tools on the toolbar as well as specify the Help
and screen tip text to display.
- Page Setup dialog box
- The Page Setup dialog box lets you interactively
define global settings for paper orientation and margins, instead of defining
these settings for each printer from the Print Setup dialog box.
- Print dialog box
- Using the Print dialog box, you can select
a printer, the window, number of copies, and page range you want to print.
You can also specify if you want to print the output as a bitmap or to print
to a file.
- Preferences dialog box enhancements
- The Preferences dialog box categorizes settings on different
- General page
- contains settings for listing recently used files in the
File menu, exit settings, submitting the contents of a file when it is opened,
and e-mail options.
- View page
- has settings for window components that you would like available
in the main SAS window, such as scrollbars, command line, docking view, window
bar, and status line.
- Edit page
- has options for the overtype mode, autosave features, and
- Results page
- has options to select HTML and conventional listing output.
- Web page
- is where the user defines their preferred Web browser and
the Web page to open when the Web browser is invoked.
- Advanced page
- contains scrolling options for the Output and Log windows
as well as options to hide the cursor in noninput windows and to disable focus
on scroll bars.
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