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Printing and Routing Output

Overview of Printing Output in UNIX Environments

When you print text or graphics, SAS needs to know where the output should go, how it should be written, and how the output should look. Universal Printing is the default printing mechanism in UNIX. Universal Printing supports PostScript, PCL, GIF, PNG, SVG, and PDF files in all environments. For more information about Universal Printing, see SAS Language Reference: Concepts.

Forms printing is an older method of text printing available from SAS. It involves using the FORM subsystem, which consists of the Form window. For information, see FORMS printing in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary.

If you are printing graphics, the output is controlled by native SAS/GRAPH drivers. See the online Help for SAS/GRAPH for information about native SAS/GRAPH drivers.

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