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* Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
@ 2021-06-27 16:13 emanuel.charpentier
  2021-06-27 16:17 ` Samuel Banya
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: emanuel.charpentier @ 2021-06-27 16:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: donnie126_2002; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary
software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder
if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a
user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as
.docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the
MELPA that can do this?

FWIW, someone calling himself "kawabata" on github has written this
pandoc-based exporter, which does an okay job for some documents.

The fly in the ointment is that this person seems to have dropped off
the 'Net : his code hasn't been maintained for three years and 35
issues are currently open. Maintaining it might be an "interesting"
project...

Getting "good" results in ODT seems easier. You have to pay attention
to some details (e. g. the "right" value to set the symbol used to
export code fragments, etc...), but at least, LibreOffice supports
vector graphics... The most important point may be to create a "good"
template document for your needs.

I have been able to create documents exporting citations, Sagemath-
generated LaTeX  math, figures, tables, listings and cross-references
to these elements to ODT, LaTeX/PDF and HTML with not much hassle
(though the ability to create a list of figures is sorely lacking...)
using the built-in ODT exporter and org-ref or citeproc-org. As already
mentioned, LibreOffice can easily convert from ODT to DOCX (with often
results superior to Word's interpretation of ODT...).

I have great expectations on the upcoming citation/bibliography system
discussed here a short while ago.

HTH,

--
Emmanuel Charpentier

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-27 16:13 Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office? emanuel.charpentier
@ 2021-06-27 16:17 ` Samuel Banya
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Samuel Banya @ 2021-06-27 16:17 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Charles Berry

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The reason why someone would want to do this is that most corporate environments literally force you to use products like the MS Office Suite.

I can only see that as a benefit to be able to export to whatever you want.

is it perfect?

Probably not, but at least the option exists.

I feel that the people who like to gravitate towards the FOSS side of things though should probably move their careers to only being able to utilize FOSS type stuff anyway.

Ex: Use Pandoc as a crutch for now, and slowly move towards jobs where you no longer need MS Office Suite, etc.

On Sun, Jun 27, 2021, at 4:13 PM, emanuel.charpentier@gmail.com wrote:
> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?
> 
> FWIW, someone calling himself "kawabata" on github has written this pandoc-based exporter, <https://github.com/kawabata/ox-pandoc> which does an okay job for some documents.
> 
> The fly in the ointment is that this person seems to have dropped off the 'Net : his code hasn't been maintained for three years and 35 issues are currently open. Maintaining it might be an "interesting" project...
> 
> Getting "good" results in ODT seems easier. You have to pay attention to some details (e. g. the "right" value to set the symbol used to export code fragments, etc...), but at least, LibreOffice supports vector graphics... The most important point may be to create a "good" template document for your needs.
> 
> I have been able to create documents exporting citations, Sagemath-generated LaTeX  math, figures, tables, listings and cross-references to these elements to ODT, LaTeX/PDF and HTML with not much hassle (though the ability to create a list of figures is sorely lacking...) using the built-in ODT exporter and org-ref <https://github.com/jkitchin/org-ref/blob/master/org-ref.org> or citeproc-org. <https://github.com/andras-simonyi/citeproc-org> As already mentioned, LibreOffice can easily convert from ODT to DOCX (with often results superior to Word's interpretation of ODT...).
> 
> I have great expectations on the upcoming citation/bibliography system discussed here a short while ago.
> 
> HTH,
> 
> --
> Emmanuel Charpentier
> 

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
                   ` (4 preceding siblings ...)
  2021-06-26 21:46 ` Tim Cross
@ 2021-07-01  8:28 ` Karl Voit
  5 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Karl Voit @ 2021-07-01  8:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hi Brandon,

* Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote:
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> I know we=92re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software =
> in FOSS communities like this one, but I can=92t help but wonder if someone=
>  might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export =
> Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and th=
> e like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this=
> ?

If you go down the pandoc path and you need to comply with company
templates and such, you might want to read
https://karl-voit.at/2017/12/17/pandoc-docx-reference/ where you can
place a docx file at a specific path and you end up with nice end
results.

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-27 22:38           ` Tim Cross
@ 2021-06-28  1:48             ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-28  1:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tim Cross; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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Actually, I've decided to go with your earlier recommendation of using WSL now that it supports GUI apps like Emacs. Doing the export act gives me a very elegant (albeit somewhat crowded) ODT file, like this -- https://www.dropbox.com/s/16dhity67rtdwyp/belvoire.odt?dl=0 (https://link.getmailspring.com/link/FD55DA87-8B2D-4D8A-A92F-FA98BAFDB18B@getmailspring.com/0?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2F16dhity67rtdwyp%2Fbelvoire.odt%3Fdl%3D0&recipient=ZW1hY3Mtb3JnbW9kZUBnbnUub3Jn)

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On Jun 27 2021, at 5:38 pm, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That error would tend to indicate there is a problem with the way the
> file uri is being encoded. This could either be a bug or it could be due
> to an error in your configuration or possibly the original org file your
> trying to encode. Unfortunately, in that backtrace output, I cannot see
> the full uri. I would start by looking at the full uri and seeing if you
> can spot what is wrong with the encoding and identify where that uri is
> coming from (i.e. your config, a link in the org file your trying to
> export etc).
>
> Here is what I would do -
> - Create a minimal basic org file which generates the error when you try
> to export to odt
>
> - Post that minimal org file, together with details on your Emacs
> version, org-mode version to the list. You might be lucky and someone
> else on Windows will be able to use your test org file to see if they
> get the same error when exporting to odt. Maybe someone not on windows
> can also try exporting it to verify it is not a platform independent
> bug. See M-x org-submit-bug-report for a straight-forward way to
> generate the email.
>
> - Try running emacs -Q and then adding a minimal config to get org odt
> export to work and verify you still get the error. This may help
> identify bad local config, bad org installation/update or issue with org
> version you have.
>
> The objective here is to provide all the information necessary for
> someone else to try and reproduce your issue. This will help in
> determining whether you have a real org or emacs bug, a local
> setup/config error or a problem in your org file.
>
> BTW it probably would be worth running org-lint on the org file your
> trying to export, just to verify it has good org syntax etc.
>
> Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:
> > Here's the generated backtrace after doing M-x toggle-debug-on-error and then trying to do export on Windows.
> >
> > Debugger entered--Lisp error: (rng-uri-error "Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema...")
> > signal(rng-uri-error ("Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema..."))
> > rng-uri-error("Bad escapes in URI `%s'" "file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
> > rng-uri-file-name-1("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac..." nil)
> > rng-uri-file-name("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
> > rng-locate-schema-file()
> > rng-auto-set-schema(t)
> > rng-validate-mode(1)
> > rng-nxml-mode-init()
> > xml-mode()
> > set-auto-mode-0(xml-mode nil)
> > set-auto-mode()
> > normal-mode(t)
> > after-find-file(nil nil)
> > find-file-noselect-1(#<buffer styles.xml> "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t nil
> > "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." (6755399441121385 3391104951))
> > find-file-noselect("c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t)
> > org-odt-template(#("\n\n<text:h text:style-name=..." 186 203 (:parent (headline ... ...)) 304 509 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 704 714 (:parent
> > (headline ... ...)) 815 987 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 995 1044 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1052 1083 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1278 1289 (:parent
> > (headline ... ...)) 1390 1489 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) ...) (:export-options nil :back-end #s(org-export-backend :name odt :parent nil :transcoders
> > (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :options (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :filters (...) :blocks nil
> > :menu (111 "Export to ODT" ...)) :translate-alist ((bold . org-odt-bold) (center-block . org-odt-center-block) (clock . org-odt-clock) (code .
> > org-odt-code) (drawer . org-odt-drawer) (dynamic-block . org-odt-dynamic-block) (entity . org-odt-entity) (example-block . org-odt-example-block)
> > (export-block . org-odt-export-block) (export-snippet . org-odt-export-snippet) (fixed-width . org-odt-fixed-width) (footnote-definition .
> > org-odt-footnote-definition) (footnote-reference . org-odt-footnote-reference) (headline . org-odt-headline) (horizontal-rule . org-odt-horizontal-rule)
> > (inline-src-block . org-odt-inline-src-block) (inlinetask . org-odt-inlinetask) (italic . org-odt-italic) (item . org-odt-item) (keyword . org-odt-keyword)
> > (latex-environment . org-odt-latex-environment) (latex-fragment . org-odt-latex-fragment) (line-break . org-odt-line-break) (link . org-odt-link)
> > (node-property . org-odt-node-property) (paragraph . org-odt-paragraph) ...) :exported-data #<hash-table eq 34/4001 0x26f5845> :input-buffer
> > "belvoire.org" :input-file "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Do..." :odt-styles-file nil :description nil :keywords nil :subtitle nil :odt-content-template-file nil
> > :odt-display-outline-level 2 :odt-fontify-srcblocks t ...))
> > org-export-as(odt nil nil nil nil)
> > org-odt-export-to-odt(nil nil nil nil)
> > org-export-dispatch(nil)
> > funcall-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil)
> > call-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil nil)
> > command-execute(org-export-dispatch)
> >
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> > On Jun 26 2021, at 11:05 pm, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:
> >
> > > Okay. Well, I've gone ahead and installed LibreOffice, which took care of the "missing 'soffice'" problem, but like a frustrating game of
> > Whac-A-Mole,
> > > another problem popped up. Now I'm left high and dry as to what might have happened, because after adding the location of soffice.exe in
> > my
> > > Windows PATH environment variable, I get the following output:
> > >
> > > Executing soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/"
> > "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
> > >
> > > Export to c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt failed
> > >
> > > with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what went wrong.
> > >
> >
> > You can try turning on debug on error with
> >
> > M-x toggle-debug-on-error
> >
> > which might give you a backtrace that will provide more details.
> >
> > I would also try executing the command
> >
> > soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
> >
> > at a command prompt and see if you get any additonal information. I've
> > not done odt exports of org files, but that command line looks odd to me
> > - it looks like it is trying to convert an odt file to odt?
> >
> > I suspect you will have a hard time getting all this to work on Windows.
> > It is possible, but as Windows is not a 'preferred' platform, you have a
> > significant amount of configuration/customisation to do to get it
> > working.
> >
> > I never use Windows, so cannot provide much help of any real substance.
> > I do wonder if it might be easier if you use WSL?
> >
> > --
> > Tim Cross
>
>
> --
> Tim Cross
>


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-27 21:08         ` Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-27 22:38           ` Tim Cross
  2021-06-28  1:48             ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Tim Cross @ 2021-06-27 22:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode


That error would tend to indicate there is a problem with the way the
file uri is being encoded. This could either be a bug or it could be due
to an error in your configuration or possibly the original org file your
trying to encode. Unfortunately, in that backtrace output, I cannot see
the full uri. I would start by looking at the full uri and seeing if you
can spot what is wrong with the encoding and identify where that uri is
coming from (i.e. your config, a link in the org file your trying to
export etc). 

Here is what I would do -

- Create a minimal basic org file which generates the error when you try
to export to odt

- Post that minimal org file, together with details on your Emacs
version, org-mode version to the list. You might be lucky and someone
else on Windows will be able to use your test org file to see if they
get the same error when exporting to odt. Maybe someone not on windows
can also try exporting it to verify it is not a platform independent
bug. See M-x org-submit-bug-report for a straight-forward way to
generate the email.

- Try running emacs -Q and then adding a minimal config to get org odt
export to work and verify you still get the error. This may help
identify bad local config, bad org installation/update or issue with org
version you have.

The objective here is to provide all the information necessary for
someone else to try and reproduce your issue. This will help in
determining whether you have a real org or emacs bug, a local
setup/config error or a problem in your org file.

BTW it probably would be worth running org-lint on the org file your
trying to export, just to verify it has good org syntax etc.

Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:

> Here's the generated backtrace after doing M-x toggle-debug-on-error and then trying to do export on Windows.
>
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (rng-uri-error "Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema...")
>   signal(rng-uri-error ("Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema..."))
>   rng-uri-error("Bad escapes in URI `%s'" "file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
>   rng-uri-file-name-1("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac..." nil)
>   rng-uri-file-name("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
>   rng-locate-schema-file()
>   rng-auto-set-schema(t)
>   rng-validate-mode(1)
>   rng-nxml-mode-init()
>   xml-mode()
>   set-auto-mode-0(xml-mode nil)
>   set-auto-mode()
>   normal-mode(t)
>   after-find-file(nil nil)
>   find-file-noselect-1(#<buffer styles.xml> "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t nil
> "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." (6755399441121385 3391104951))
>   find-file-noselect("c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t)
>   org-odt-template(#("\n\n<text:h text:style-name=..." 186 203 (:parent (headline ... ...)) 304 509 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 704 714 (:parent
> (headline ... ...)) 815 987 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 995 1044 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1052 1083 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1278 1289 (:parent
> (headline ... ...)) 1390 1489 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) ...) (:export-options nil :back-end #s(org-export-backend :name odt :parent nil :transcoders
> (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :options (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :filters (...) :blocks nil
> :menu (111 "Export to ODT" ...)) :translate-alist ((bold . org-odt-bold) (center-block . org-odt-center-block) (clock . org-odt-clock) (code .
> org-odt-code) (drawer . org-odt-drawer) (dynamic-block . org-odt-dynamic-block) (entity . org-odt-entity) (example-block . org-odt-example-block)
> (export-block . org-odt-export-block) (export-snippet . org-odt-export-snippet) (fixed-width . org-odt-fixed-width) (footnote-definition .
> org-odt-footnote-definition) (footnote-reference . org-odt-footnote-reference) (headline . org-odt-headline) (horizontal-rule . org-odt-horizontal-rule)
> (inline-src-block . org-odt-inline-src-block) (inlinetask . org-odt-inlinetask) (italic . org-odt-italic) (item . org-odt-item) (keyword . org-odt-keyword)
> (latex-environment . org-odt-latex-environment) (latex-fragment . org-odt-latex-fragment) (line-break . org-odt-line-break) (link . org-odt-link)
> (node-property . org-odt-node-property) (paragraph . org-odt-paragraph) ...) :exported-data #<hash-table eq 34/4001 0x26f5845> :input-buffer
> "belvoire.org" :input-file "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Do..." :odt-styles-file nil :description nil :keywords nil :subtitle nil :odt-content-template-file nil
> :odt-display-outline-level 2 :odt-fontify-srcblocks t ...))
>   org-export-as(odt nil nil nil nil)
>   org-odt-export-to-odt(nil nil nil nil)
>   org-export-dispatch(nil)
>   funcall-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil)
>   call-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil nil)
>   command-execute(org-export-dispatch)
>
> Sent from Mailspring, the best free email app for work
> On Jun 26 2021, at 11:05 pm, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>  Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:
>
>  > Okay. Well, I've gone ahead and installed LibreOffice, which took care of the "missing 'soffice'" problem, but like a frustrating game of
>  Whac-A-Mole,
>  > another problem popped up. Now I'm left high and dry as to what might have happened, because after adding the location of soffice.exe in
>  my
>  > Windows PATH environment variable, I get the following output:
>  >
>  > Executing soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/"
>  "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
>  >
>  > Export to c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt failed
>  >
>  > with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what went wrong.
>  >
>
>  You can try turning on debug on error with
>
>  M-x toggle-debug-on-error
>
>  which might give you a backtrace that will provide more details.
>
>  I would also try executing the command
>
>  soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
>
>  at a command prompt and see if you get any additonal information. I've
>  not done odt exports of org files, but that command line looks odd to me
>  - it looks like it is trying to convert an odt file to odt?
>
>  I suspect you will have a hard time getting all this to work on Windows.
>  It is possible, but as Windows is not a 'preferred' platform, you have a
>  significant amount of configuration/customisation to do to get it
>  working.
>
>  I never use Windows, so cannot provide much help of any real substance.
>  I do wonder if it might be easier if you use WSL?
>
>  --
>  Tim Cross


-- 
Tim Cross


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-27  4:05       ` Tim Cross
@ 2021-06-27 21:08         ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-27 22:38           ` Tim Cross
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-27 21:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tim Cross; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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Here's the generated backtrace after doing M-x toggle-debug-on-error and then trying to do export on Windows.

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (rng-uri-error "Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema...")
signal(rng-uri-error ("Bad escapes in URI ‘file:///c:/Program%20Files/Ema..."))
rng-uri-error("Bad escapes in URI `%s'" "file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
rng-uri-file-name-1("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac..." nil)
rng-uri-file-name("file:///c:/Program%20Files/Emacs/x86_64/share/emac...")
rng-locate-schema-file()
rng-auto-set-schema(t)
rng-validate-mode(1)
rng-nxml-mode-init()
xml-mode()
set-auto-mode-0(xml-mode nil)
set-auto-mode()
normal-mode(t)
after-find-file(nil nil)
find-file-noselect-1(#<buffer styles.xml> "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t nil "c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." (6755399441121385 3391104951))
find-file-noselect("c:/Users/donni/AppData/Local/Temp/odt-s6F4yN/style..." t)
org-odt-template(#("\n\n<text:h text:style-name=..." 186 203 (:parent (headline ... ...)) 304 509 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 704 714 (:parent (headline ... ...)) 815 987 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 995 1044 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1052 1083 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) 1278 1289 (:parent (headline ... ...)) 1390 1489 (:parent (paragraph ... ...)) ...) (:export-options nil :back-end #s(org-export-backend :name odt :parent nil :transcoders (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :options (... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...) :filters (...) :blocks nil :menu (111 "Export to ODT" ...)) :translate-alist ((bold . org-odt-bold) (center-block . org-odt-center-block) (clock . org-odt-clock) (code . org-odt-code) (drawer . org-odt-drawer) (dynamic-block . org-odt-dynamic-block) (entity . org-odt-entity) (example-block . org-odt-example-block) (export-block . org-odt-export-block) (export-snippet . org-odt-export-snippet) (fixed-width . org-odt-fixed-width) (footnote-definition . org-odt-footnote-definition) (footnote-reference . org-odt-footnote-reference) (headline . org-odt-headline) (horizontal-rule . org-odt-horizontal-rule) (inline-src-block . org-odt-inline-src-block) (inlinetask . org-odt-inlinetask) (italic . org-odt-italic) (item . org-odt-item) (keyword . org-odt-keyword) (latex-environment . org-odt-latex-environment) (latex-fragment . org-odt-latex-fragment) (line-break . org-odt-line-break) (link . org-odt-link) (node-property . org-odt-node-property) (paragraph . org-odt-paragraph) ...) :exported-data #<hash-table eq 34/4001 0x26f5845> :input-buffer "belvoire.org" :input-file "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Do..." :odt-styles-file nil :description nil :keywords nil :subtitle nil :odt-content-template-file nil :odt-display-outline-level 2 :odt-fontify-srcblocks t ...))
org-export-as(odt nil nil nil nil)
org-odt-export-to-odt(nil nil nil nil)
org-export-dispatch(nil)
funcall-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil)
call-interactively(org-export-dispatch nil nil)
command-execute(org-export-dispatch)

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On Jun 26 2021, at 11:05 pm, Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:
> > Okay. Well, I've gone ahead and installed LibreOffice, which took care of the "missing 'soffice'" problem, but like a frustrating game of Whac-A-Mole,
> > another problem popped up. Now I'm left high and dry as to what might have happened, because after adding the location of soffice.exe in my
> > Windows PATH environment variable, I get the following output:
> >
> > Executing soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
> >
> > Export to c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt failed
> >
> > with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what went wrong.
> >
>
> You can try turning on debug on error with
> M-x toggle-debug-on-error
> which might give you a backtrace that will provide more details.
> I would also try executing the command
> soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
> at a command prompt and see if you get any additonal information. I've
> not done odt exports of org files, but that command line looks odd to me
> - it looks like it is trying to convert an odt file to odt?
>
> I suspect you will have a hard time getting all this to work on Windows.
> It is possible, but as Windows is not a 'preferred' platform, you have a
> significant amount of configuration/customisation to do to get it
> working.
>
> I never use Windows, so cannot provide much help of any real substance.
> I do wonder if it might be easier if you use WSL?
>
> --
> Tim Cross
>


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-27  0:25     ` Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-27  4:05       ` Tim Cross
  2021-06-27 21:08         ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Tim Cross @ 2021-06-27  4:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode


Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:

> Okay. Well, I've gone ahead and installed LibreOffice, which took care of the "missing 'soffice'" problem, but like a frustrating game of Whac-A-Mole,
> another problem popped up. Now I'm left high and dry as to what might have happened, because after adding the location of soffice.exe in my
> Windows PATH environment variable, I get the following output:
>
> Executing soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"
>  
> Export to c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt failed
>
> with absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what went wrong.
>

You can try turning on debug on error with

M-x toggle-debug-on-error

which might give you a backtrace that will provide more details.

I would also try executing the command

soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"

at a command prompt and see if you get any additonal information. I've
not done odt exports of org files, but that command line looks odd to me
- it looks like it is trying to convert an odt file to odt?

I suspect you will have a hard time getting all this to work on Windows.
It is possible, but as Windows is not a 'preferred' platform, you have a
significant amount of configuration/customisation to do to get it
working.

I never use Windows, so cannot provide much help of any real substance.
I do wonder if it might be easier if you use WSL?

-- 
Tim Cross


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 22:30   ` George Mauer
@ 2021-06-27  0:25     ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-27  4:05       ` Tim Cross
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-27  0:25 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: gmauer; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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Okay. Well, I've gone ahead and installed LibreOffice, which took care of the "missing 'soffice'" problem, but like a frustrating game of Whac-A-Mole, another problem popped up. Now I'm left high and dry as to what might have happened, because after adding the location of soffice.exe in my Windows PATH environment variable, I get the following output:

Executing soffice --headless --convert-to odt --outdir "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/" "c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt"

Export to c:/Users/donni/OneDrive/Documents/belvoire.odt failed

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On Jun 26 2021, at 5:30 pm, George Mauer <gmauer@gmail.com> wrote:
> For anyone who has never tried it, I'll add that the open office formats are an absolute beast to export to. I can't say for sure about docx but I've done my time building a PowerPoint exporter (on top of Microsoft provided ooxml libraries even). It is complex enough that I'm not even sure such an exporter's maintenance is possible without a full time dedicated team
>
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 17:17 Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com (mailto:theophilusx@gmail.com)> wrote:
> >
> > Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com (mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com)> writes:
> > > I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
> > > might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the
> > > like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?
> > >
> >
> > I don't think you will ever see full proprietary support for MS Office
> > file formats. In addition to the philosophical issues, there are also
> > practical constraints. As these formats are closed proprietary formats
> > owned by MS, they can be changed at will and without notice by MS, which
> > creeates maintenance problems, plus there is the risk you may run foul
> > of MS copyright or patent restrictions and you have the added overhead
> > of having to work with a format which is not openly documented.
> >
> > Probably the best you can hope for is support for open standards which
> > are also supported by MS Office. For example, ODT, CSV and maybe XML.
> > Unlike native MS formats, such open formats are likely to be even more
> > accessible (such as by other office like products) and last longer
> > because they are not based on some version of a proprietary format which
> > may arbitrarily change in the future.
> >
> > --
> > Tim Cross
>
>


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 21:46 ` Tim Cross
@ 2021-06-26 22:30   ` George Mauer
  2021-06-27  0:25     ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: George Mauer @ 2021-06-26 22:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

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For anyone who has never tried it, I'll add that the open office formats
are an absolute beast to export to. I can't say for sure about docx but
I've done my time building a PowerPoint exporter (on top of Microsoft
provided ooxml libraries even). It is complex enough that I'm not even sure
such an exporter's maintenance is possible without a full time dedicated
team

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 17:17 Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:
>
> > I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software
> in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
> > might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to
> export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx
> and the
> > like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do
> this?
> >
>
> I don't think you will ever see full proprietary support for MS Office
> file formats. In addition to the philosophical issues, there are also
> practical constraints. As these formats are closed proprietary formats
> owned by MS, they can be changed at will and without notice by MS, which
> creeates maintenance problems, plus there is the risk you may run foul
> of MS copyright or patent restrictions and you have the added overhead
> of having to work with a format which is not openly documented.
>
> Probably the best you can hope for is support for open standards which
> are also supported by MS Office. For example, ODT, CSV and maybe XML.
> Unlike native MS formats, such open formats are likely to be even more
> accessible (such as by other office like products) and last longer
> because they are not based on some version of a proprietary format which
> may arbitrarily change in the future.
>
> --
> Tim Cross
>
>

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
                   ` (3 preceding siblings ...)
  2021-06-26 15:18 ` glyn
@ 2021-06-26 21:46 ` Tim Cross
  2021-06-26 22:30   ` George Mauer
  2021-07-01  8:28 ` Karl Voit
  5 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Tim Cross @ 2021-06-26 21:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode


Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:

> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
> might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the
> like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?
>

I don't think you will ever see full proprietary support for MS Office
file formats. In addition to the philosophical issues, there are also
practical constraints. As these formats are closed proprietary formats
owned by MS, they can be changed at will and without notice by MS, which
creeates maintenance problems, plus there is the risk you may run foul
of MS copyright or patent restrictions and you have the added overhead
of having to work with a format which is not openly documented.

Probably the best you can hope for is support for open standards which
are also supported by MS Office. For example, ODT, CSV and maybe XML.
Unlike native MS formats, such open formats are likely to be even more
accessible (such as by other office like products) and last longer
because they are not based on some version of a proprietary format which
may arbitrarily change in the future.  

--
Tim Cross


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 19:18             ` tomas
@ 2021-06-26 19:49               ` Marcin Borkowski
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Marcin Borkowski @ 2021-06-26 19:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tomas; +Cc: emacs-orgmode


On 2021-06-26, at 21:18, tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 04:27:19PM +0000, Brandon Taylor wrote:
>> I’ve seen that LibreOffice can read and write to those formats, whereas OpenOffice can only read them. Or has OpenOffice overcome that particular barrier?
>
> I think OpenOffice is practically dead. All interesting development
> happens in LibreOffice, at least for the last ten years. Heck, it
> was practically dead 2015.
>
> It is a long, sad story. Currently I wouldn't even bet on OpenOffice
> not having unpatched critical security bugs.

Out of curiosity: why sad? I've been using OpenOffice many years ago
(StarOffice earlier), now I'm using LibreOffice.  Wasn't that basically
a rename?

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://mbork.pl


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 16:27           ` Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-26 19:18             ` tomas
  2021-06-26 19:49               ` Marcin Borkowski
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: tomas @ 2021-06-26 19:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

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On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 04:27:19PM +0000, Brandon Taylor wrote:
> I’ve seen that LibreOffice can read and write to those formats, whereas OpenOffice can only read them. Or has OpenOffice overcome that particular barrier?

I think OpenOffice is practically dead. All interesting development
happens in LibreOffice, at least for the last ten years. Heck, it
was practically dead 2015.

It is a long, sad story. Currently I wouldn't even bet on OpenOffice
not having unpatched critical security bugs.

Cheers
-- t

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* RE: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 15:49         ` Rob Sargent
@ 2021-06-26 16:27           ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 19:18             ` tomas
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-26 16:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Rob Sargent; +Cc: org-mode-email, Bruce D'Arcus

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I’ve seen that LibreOffice can read and write to those formats, whereas OpenOffice can only read them. Or has OpenOffice overcome that particular barrier?

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From: Rob Sargent<mailto:robjsargent@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:49 AM
To: Brandon Taylor<mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
Cc: Bruce D'Arcus<mailto:bdarcus@gmail.com>; org-mode-email<mailto:emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?

Yes, that’s the place to start (and finish in a FOSSy way)


On Jun 26, 2021, at 9:29 AM, Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com<mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>> wrote:

Okay, I got that working, but now I’ve run into another error complaining about a missing “soffice.” So that means I need to install either Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice, correct?

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 15:29       ` Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-26 15:49         ` Rob Sargent
  2021-06-26 16:27           ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Rob Sargent @ 2021-06-26 15:49 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: org-mode-email, Bruce D'Arcus

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Yes, that’s the place to start (and finish in a FOSSy way)

> On Jun 26, 2021, at 9:29 AM, Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Okay, I got that working, but now I’ve run into another error complaining about a missing “soffice.” So that means I need to install either Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice, correct?
>  
> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10
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* RE: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 15:00     ` Bruce D'Arcus
@ 2021-06-26 15:29       ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 15:49         ` Rob Sargent
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-26 15:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bruce D'Arcus; +Cc: org-mode-email

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Okay, I got that working, but now I’ve run into another error complaining about a missing “soffice.” So that means I need to install either Apache OpenOffice or LibreOffice, correct?

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From: Bruce D'Arcus<mailto:bdarcus@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:01 AM
To: Brandon Taylor<mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
Cc: org-mode-email<mailto:emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?

IDK myself, as I don't use Windows. But this looks helpful?

https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/53957/how-to-fix-the-error-executable-zip-needed-for-creating-opendocument-files-w

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 10:57 AM Brandon Taylor
<donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Okay. Well, I’m running Emacs on (boo, hiss) Windows, but I can’t seem to get my Org mode file to export to ODT. Emacs is complaining about a missing “zip” executable. How would I go about working around that little issue on a Windows system?


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
                   ` (2 preceding siblings ...)
  2021-06-26 15:15 ` Juan Manuel Macías
@ 2021-06-26 15:18 ` glyn
  2021-06-26 21:46 ` Tim Cross
  2021-07-01  8:28 ` Karl Voit
  5 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: glyn @ 2021-06-26 15:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> writes:

> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary
> software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but
> wonder if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) 
> that
> allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office 
> file
> formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there 
> already (a)
> plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?
>
>  
>
> Brandon Taylor
>
>  
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10

The ox-pandoc package works here for .docx, running on Linux - 
here are the settings I use, but you may have to experiment

(use-package ox-pandoc
  :defer 7
  :config
  (setq org-pandoc-options '((standalone . t))
;; cancel above settings only for 'docx' format
   org-pandoc-options-for-docx '((standalone . nil))
;; special settings for beamer-pdf and latex-pdf exporters
   org-pandoc-options-for-beamer-pdf '((pdf-engine . "xelatex"))
  org-pandoc-options-for-latex-pdf '((pdf-engine . "xelatex"))))

atb

Glyn


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 15:04 ` John Kitchin
@ 2021-06-26 15:15 ` Juan Manuel Macías
  2021-06-26 15:18 ` glyn
                   ` (2 subsequent siblings)
  5 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Juan Manuel Macías @ 2021-06-26 15:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: orgmode

Hello,

Brandon Taylor writes:

> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary
> software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but
> wonder if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that
> allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file
> formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there already (a)
> plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?

You may be interested in the variable `org-odt-preferred-output-format'.
According to the docstring:

"[...] Automatically post-process to this format after exporting to
"odt". Command ‘org-odt-export-to-odt’ exports first to "odt" format and
then uses ‘org-odt-convert-process’ to convert the resulting document to
this format. During customization of this variable, the list of valid
values are populated based on ‘org-odt-convert-capabilities’.[...]"

Best regards,

Juan Manuel 


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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
@ 2021-06-26 15:04 ` John Kitchin
  2021-06-26 15:15 ` Juan Manuel Macías
                   ` (3 subsequent siblings)
  5 siblings, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: John Kitchin @ 2021-06-26 15:04 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

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there is some code at
https://github.com/jkitchin/scimax/blob/master/ox-word.el that does an ok
job with pandoc. It isn't perfect though, and I don't think it ever will
be.

John

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Carnegie Mellon University
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On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 10:48 AM Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software
> in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
> might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export
> Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and
> the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do
> this?
>
>
>
> Brandon Taylor
>
>
>
> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>
>

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:57   ` Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-26 15:00     ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 15:29       ` Brandon Taylor
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Bruce D'Arcus @ 2021-06-26 15:00 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: org-mode-email

IDK myself, as I don't use Windows. But this looks helpful?

https://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/53957/how-to-fix-the-error-executable-zip-needed-for-creating-opendocument-files-w

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021 at 10:57 AM Brandon Taylor
<donnie126_2002@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Okay. Well, I’m running Emacs on (boo, hiss) Windows, but I can’t seem to get my Org mode file to export to ODT. Emacs is complaining about a missing “zip” executable. How would I go about working around that little issue on a Windows system?


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* RE: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 14:56   ` Bruce D'Arcus
@ 2021-06-26 14:57   ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 15:00     ` Bruce D'Arcus
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-26 14:57 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Bruce D'Arcus; +Cc: org-mode-email

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Okay. Well, I’m running Emacs on (boo, hiss) Windows, but I can’t seem to get my Org mode file to export to ODT. Emacs is complaining about a missing “zip” executable. How would I go about working around that little issue on a Windows system?

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From: Bruce D'Arcus<mailto:bdarcus@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 9:54 AM
To: Brandon Taylor<mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
Cc: org-mode-email<mailto:emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?

MS Office supports OpenDocument, so that might be better path for org to support.

I've wondered myself why it doesn't already support it.

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 10:48 AM Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com<mailto:donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>> wrote:
I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?

Brandon Taylor

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
@ 2021-06-26 14:56   ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 14:57   ` Brandon Taylor
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Bruce D'Arcus @ 2021-06-26 14:56 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: org-mode-email

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Oops; it does.

https://orgmode.org/manual/OpenDocument-Text-Export.html

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 10:54 AM Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus@gmail.com> wrote:

> MS Office supports OpenDocument, so that might be better path for org to
> support.
>
> I've wondered myself why it doesn't already support it.
>
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 10:48 AM Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software
>> in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
>> might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export
>> Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and
>> the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do
>> this?
>>
>>
>>
>> Brandon Taylor
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
>> Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>

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* Re: Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
  2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
@ 2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 14:56   ` Bruce D'Arcus
  2021-06-26 14:57   ` Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 15:04 ` John Kitchin
                   ` (4 subsequent siblings)
  5 siblings, 2 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Bruce D'Arcus @ 2021-06-26 14:54 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Brandon Taylor; +Cc: org-mode-email

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MS Office supports OpenDocument, so that might be better path for org to
support.

I've wondered myself why it doesn't already support it.

On Sat, Jun 26, 2021, 10:48 AM Brandon Taylor <donnie126_2002@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software
> in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone
> might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export
> Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and
> the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do
> this?
>
>
>
> Brandon Taylor
>
>
>
> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>
>

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* Export Org mode files to (gag, barf) MS Office?
@ 2021-06-26 14:44 Brandon Taylor
  2021-06-26 14:54 ` Bruce D'Arcus
                   ` (5 more replies)
  0 siblings, 6 replies; 23+ messages in thread
From: Brandon Taylor @ 2021-06-26 14:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

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I know we’re not supposed to really even TALK about proprietary software in FOSS communities like this one, but I can’t help but wonder if someone might consider making (an) Emacs plugin(s) that allow(s) a user to export Org mode files to Microsoft Office file formats such as .docx, .xlsx and the like? Or is/are there already (a) plugin(s) in the MELPA that can do this?

Brandon Taylor

Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows 10


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