Usage Note 41196: SAS® might unexpectedly modify the values for the LINESIZE and PAGESIZE system options in certain situations
In certain situations, SAS might unexpectedly modify the values for the LINESIZE and PAGESIZE system options. This can happen with the default values for LINESIZE and PAGESIZE as well as user-supplied values for LINESIZE and PAGESIZE. Occasionally, SAS also saves these modified values in Sasuser, so the modified values for LINESIZE and PAGESIZE persist from one SAS session to the next.
This issue can occur when you do any of the following:
Use the ORIENTATION= system option.
Create documents using the ODS RTF or ODS PDF statement.
Create graphics output using the SAS/GRAPH® PNG or PNG300 device driver.
To set the LINESIZE and PAGESIZE options back to their default values and to prevent this problem from happening in the future, perform the following steps:
Submit the following statements to SAS:
proc options option=sasuser;
Look in the SAS log and write down the name of the Windows directory that the Sasuser library points to. Then exit SAS.
Use Windows Explorer to open the directory that the Sasuser library points to. In this directory, locate the following files: