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From: Karl Voit <devnull@Karl-Voit.at>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:35:58 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <2011-06-29T22-26-24@devnull.Karl-Voit.at> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m1hb78y3rt.fsf@tsdye.com>

* Thomas S. Dye <tsd@tsdye.com> wrote:
> Aloha Rafael,

Sorry, I thought you might as well be interested in my point of
view.

First: I am pretty new to Org-mode but I am using LaTeX a while now
and I am even teaching LaTeX to motivated beginners.

> Is there a reason not to have everything in one .org file?  I find
> Org-mode's ability to fold on headlines and to edit subtrees in indirect
> buffers very convenient, even for long documents.  For my work, that
> functionality has replaced LaTeX \include files.

I did not follow the thread here but I do think I get the idea that
you want to replace LaTeX with Org-mode and generate a PDF via
LaTeX/PDF-export functionality of Org-mode.

On the one hand, I do agree that (simple) PDF documents are written
very easily with Org-mode. But on the other hand you are going to
add just another layer. This means that you probably end up wanting
this LaTeX feature in Org-mode, that other handy LaTeX feature too
and so forth.

In my point of view, if you leave the basic stuff, you should stick
to LaTeX. And I do have good news to you: You are very fortune
because Emacs does have the IMHO most advanced editor support for
LaTeX: AucTeX (with all of its extensions like preview-latex and
RefTeX).

I plan to use Org-mode as an outline tool for larger documents,
where the basic structure evolves, keywords are moved from one part
to the other. But before I start to write the detailed document
content, I move to AucTeX, having the great possibilities for
writing documents that end up being great PDFs.

But this is just my point of view.

-- 
Karl Voit

  reply	other threads:[~2011-06-29 20:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-06-28 19:15 Exporting latex without preamble Rafael Calsaverini
2011-06-28 19:20 ` Fwd: " Rafael Calsaverini
2011-06-28 23:05   ` Bastien
2011-06-29 14:20     ` Rafael Calsaverini
2011-06-29 16:28       ` Bastien
2011-06-29 16:32         ` Rafael Calsaverini
2011-06-29 16:57       ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-06-29 20:35         ` Karl Voit [this message]
2011-06-30  6:35           ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble) Thomas S. Dye
2011-06-30 15:30             ` chris.m.malone
2011-06-30 17:18               ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX Thomas S. Dye
2011-06-30 18:11               ` Eric S Fraga
2011-07-01 11:10               ` Collaborating with other people (was: Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX) Karl Voit
2011-07-01 11:47                 ` Rainer M Krug
2011-07-01 14:46                   ` Chris Malone
2011-06-30 17:04             ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble) Carsten Dominik
2011-06-30 17:23               ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-12 19:07               ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-12 22:00                 ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-12 22:12                   ` Nick Dokos
2011-07-13  7:28                     ` Sebastien Vauban
2011-07-12 22:16                   ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-07-12 22:45                     ` John Hendy
     [not found]               ` <CA+oe6vppaFbdzO_chuEL+WnUhEsmG4ZsnocLCaqSMVSQe6W8vg@mail.gmail.com>
2011-11-14 13:29                 ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX (was: Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble) Daniel Martins
2011-11-14 16:36                   ` Org-mode as a replacement for LaTeX Thomas S. Dye
2011-06-30 18:03             ` Markus Heller
2011-07-01  2:58               ` Thomas S. Dye
2011-06-29 17:05       ` Fwd: Exporting latex without preamble suvayu ali

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