SAS V9.2 embeds fonts in pdf's. We have observed larger pdf's and situations in which earlier versions of the Acrobat Reader balk at opening a pdf. Advising sites opening pdf's from Internet Explorer to upgrade to the latest version of the Acrobat Reader solved the latter problem. ODS options may help with slow construction of pdf's in specific situations.
From: SAS(r) Discussion [mailto:SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of jordi
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 4:17 AM
Subject: ods pdf speed performance issues
Consider this construct:
options pageno=1 nodate nonumber nocenter orientation=landscape
goptions reset=all noborder ftext=Simplex htext=4 gunit=pct
ods _all_ close;
ods pdf startpage=never notoc file=whatever.pdf';
SOME PROC GCHART;
SOME PROC GRADAR;
ods pdf close;
My concerns are that if I try to plot the same data without generating
a pdf file, that is, changing the target device to, eg, "activex", my
code runs in a breeze, whereas with the ods pdf construct, it take
ages (as an example: 222 seconds vs 0.9 seconds with the activex).
Looking at the log files, I can see that computing time is not the
problem. Somehow, it seems that it takes a long time to prepare the
actual images of the plots and to save them correctly in my pdf file.
Any help will be much appreciated. There must be something in the form
of goptions to help me dramatically improve the speed of my code
without sacrificing the beauty and positioning power of ods pdf plots.
Thank you very much for your help.
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