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SAS System Options

LEFTMARGIN= System Option

Specifies the print margin for the left side of the page.
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, OPTIONS statement, SAS System Options window
Category: Log and procedure output control: ODS Printing

Syntax Description
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Syntax Description


specifies the size of the left print margin.

Restriction: The left margin should be small enough so that the left margin plus the right margin is less than the width of the paper.
Interactions: Changing the value of this option might result in changes to the value of the LINESIZE= system option.

specifies the units for margin-size. The margin-unit can be in for inches or cm for centimeters. <margin-unit> is saved as part of the value of the BOTTOMMARGIN system option whether or not it is specified.

Default: inches


All margins have a minimum that is dependent on the printer and the paper size. The default value of the LEFTMARGIN system option is 0.00 in.

Operating Environment Information:   Most SAS system options are initialized with default settings when SAS is invoked. However, the default settings and option values for some SAS system options might vary both by operating environment and by site. For details, see the SAS documentation for your operating environment.  [cautionend]

For additional information about declaring an ODS printer destination, see ODS statements in SAS Output Delivery System: User's Guide.

For additional information about the SAS universal print facility, see Printing with SAS in SAS Language Reference: Concepts.

See Also

System Options:


RIGHTMARGIN= System Option

TOPMARGIN= System Option

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