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SAS Companion for the OS/2 Environment

Basic Operation of the SAS System

The basic operation of the SAS System under OS/2 has been enhanced as follows:

multiple-installation support
Setup now handles separate invocations. A single uninstall action correctly removes all previously installed SAS System files.

Setup dialog box selections
The Setup dialog boxes have been reorganized so that Personal, Client, and Server installations can be more easily selected and performed.

network performance
SAS configuration information has been better organized so that performance across a network is improved.

enhanced configuration file processing
Multiple configuration files are now allowed as well as embedding the CONFIG system option within a configuration file. In addition, the SAS System will automatically search several locations for configuration options.

printing enhancements
Printers are now identified using the printer name of printers defined to OS/2. You no longer need to specify a port name. Additional improvements to printing include new options that provide programmatic control of settings that were previously available only in interactive dialog boxes.

Program Editor enhancements include

dialog boxes
For dialog boxes such as the Open or Save As dialog boxes, file types and filenames are associated with the window that invokes the dialog box. These changes allow the window that invokes the dialog box to set the default file type and filename.

The DLGOPEN command has been enhanced to extend support for complex filters, which include filters with spaces and single quotation marks.

font scripting
The capability to specify the script (codepage) to be used with a font is a new feature. With this feature you can use fonts that have codepages other than the default codepage currently in use by the SAS System. Font scripting is useful for international SAS users who more than one character set at a time. For example, users can now create SAS/AF FRAME entries that use a Cyrillic, Greek, and Western European font at the same time.

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