More than 3,000 SAS® users from across the world met
in Dublin June 20-23 2000 for SeUGI 18, SAS annual European conference and exhibition.
Attendees explored hands-on the latest technology developments from SAS and selected
from more than 450 presentations that offered solutions to real-world business challenges,
many presented by SAS customers themselves.
SeUGI (SAS European Users Group International) is SAS annual European conference and exhibition, the largest information
delivery and knowledge creation event of its kind.
I presented the following paper:
Creating PDF documents including hyper-links,
bookmarks and a Table of Contents with the SAS® software
Various clinical studies are performed in the Biometrics Department of pharmaceutical
company NV Organon, and statistical appendices are created using SAS® software.
These appendices usually contain huge amounts of listings, tables, analyses and graphs,
and form part of electronic submissions. Today, the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
is the standard document format. It can be read on different platforms, and includes
objects to easily navigate by using bookmarks and hyperlinks. In this way even large
documents become very accessible.
This paper describes an automated process that combines various types of SAS output into
PDF files, containing bookmarks and a Table of Contents. First, a SAS macro, %_SAS2PS,
combines SAS output into one postscript file.
This postscript file contains all SAS output, including a Table of Contents and so-called
Second, by running another SAS macro, %_PS2PDF, this postscript file will be sent through
Acrobat Distiller, resulting in a PDF file that contains a Table of Contents, bookmarks
and hyperlinks. The different techniques used in this approach are discussed.
The paper was chosen as the best paper in the Pharmaceutical stream.