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From: Christian Moe <mail@christianmoe.com>
To: "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [ANN][RFC] org-odt.texi/org-odt.pdf preview (was Re: Org-odt table format)
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:09:24 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4EA91FC4.8000008@christianmoe.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <81y5w78w95.fsf_-_@gmail.com>

Hi, Jambunathan,

This is great. I'd be happy to proofread. What's the best way to 
return the proofs to you? A diff of the .texi?

A couple of questions and suggestions. First, about the syntax rather 
than about the manual:

- Image attributes: Are the parentheses needed in the ATTR_ODT line? 
(This is not about the manual, but about the syntax.) It would be 
simpler and generally more consistent with user expectations from 
other ATTR lines, I think, if it worked like this:

   #+ATTR_ODT: :width 10 :height 10

About the manual:

- Literal examples:
   - Add a hint, where does one get an enhanced htmlfontify.el?

- References and captions (not covered): It would be worth mentioning 
in the Tables and Images sections that these will work, but that you 
may need to use Tools>Update>Fields in LibreOffice to get them 
displayed right.

- There are some long technical sections that are great if you want to 
get under the hood, but may be a bit intimidating, and that come 
before the short first-aid stuff. You might want to consider:

   - Starting "Applying Custom Styles" with a simple howto setting out 
the user-friendly steps: export an ODT (with num:t and any other 
settings needed to get all the styles), tweak its looks in LibreOffice 
(preserving heading numbering as an option), save the result and point 
to it with ODT_STYLES_FILE.

(As it is, the manual gives a strong impression that the user will 
have to mess with XML files to get custom styles.)

- Possibly moving "Exporting and Converting to Other Formats" to the 
end of the manual.

- Possibly separating out the explanation of custom table styles as a 
separate section and moving it to the end of the manual. (BTW, custom 
table styles sounds great, I'm looking forward to trying this out.)


On 10/26/11 8:04 PM, Jambunathan K wrote:
> The org-odt.texi and org-odt.pdf are in the parent of this mail. It is
> also accessible as attachment at
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/48468
> Proof readers invited.

  reply	other threads:[~2011-10-27  9:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-26 10:58 Org-odt table format Vikas Rawal
2011-10-26 17:53 ` Jambunathan K
2011-10-26 18:04   ` [ANN][RFC] org-odt.texi/org-odt.pdf preview (was Re: Org-odt table format) Jambunathan K
2011-10-27  9:09     ` Christian Moe [this message]
2011-10-28  4:19       ` Jambunathan K
2011-10-28  7:47         ` Christian Moe
2011-12-10 23:13           ` Jambunathan K
2011-12-11  7:18             ` Christian Moe
2011-12-10 23:16       ` Jambunathan K
2011-10-28  2:01   ` Org-odt table format Vikas Rawal
2011-10-28  3:38 ` Jambunathan K

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