|SAS Companion for the OS/2 Environment
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
- Setup dialog box selections
- The Setup dialog boxes have been reorganized
so that Personal, Client,
and Server installations can be more easily selected
- 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
- 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
- Program Editor enhancements include
- The CTRL+DELETE key deletes the current word instead
of the whole line.
- Using the ALT key when you hold the mouse button
selects a rectangular block of text.
- The SHIFT key in combination with the mouse button
extends the selection of a text area.
- When you are copying text to the clipboard, the
text stays selected after the copy.
- When you are pasting text into the Program Editor
while text is highlighted, the highlighted text is replaced with new text.
- The Sasfont bitmap font displays faster and looks
better on the display, so it is the default display font. The SAS Monospace
font looks better in printed output and scales to many point sizes, so it
is the default printer font.
- 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
- 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
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