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From: Christian Wittern <cwittern@gmail.com>
To: Jambunathan K <kjambunathan@gmail.com>
Cc: Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Side-by-side support
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 08:51:59 +0900	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4F1DF29F.6000403@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <81bopucr81.fsf@gmail.com>

Hi Jambunathan,

On 2012-01-24 01:34, Jambunathan K wrote:
>> In my case, I have simply separated the columns by a<tab>  character
>> and set the tab-width to a sensible value for nice on-screen display.
>> These are 'text' and 'translation of that text' side-by-side,
> When you are saying on-screen display, I presume you are referring to
> the Emacs screen? I have a strong feeling that you are using two column
> editing. Otherwise, it would be extremely difficult to keep one's
> sanity.
Actually I started out using 2C editing for this, but it came constantly in 
my way, so currently what I am doing is:
(1) use a tab character to separate the two columns and
(2) set the tab-width to 30 (in most cases), so that most of the columns are 
nicely separated.

This works very well for editing in Emacs.  However, at the moment I do not 
have an easy way to export this to ODT as it s.  Now I have given further 
thought to this, maybe the following will work:
(1) consecutive lines with 1 or more <tab> characters and the *same* number 
of such <tab>s will be considered as a table and the exporter will work with 
this as if it were a org-table. (Note that I usually only have two columns 
and as you said, with more columns one is probably better off using proper 
(2) This option is switched on or off through a variable or a OPTION line in 
the header of the file.
(3) as I mentioned earlier, it would be good to be also able to globally set 
the proportions (maybe this can already be done with column properties?)

All the best,


Christian Wittern, Kyoto

      reply	other threads:[~2012-01-23 23:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-01-18  8:52 [ODT] image scaling overridden by long caption Andreas Leha
2012-01-19 20:03 ` Jambunathan K
2012-01-21 10:18   ` Andreas Leha
2012-01-23 19:53     ` Jambunathan K
2012-01-23 21:20       ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-02-01  9:16         ` comments and attributes Jambunathan K
2012-02-01 13:04           ` Nicolas Goaziou
2012-02-15  0:03       ` [ODT] image scaling overridden by long caption Andreas Leha
2012-01-27 14:40     ` Jambunathan K
2012-01-27 22:41       ` Andreas Leha
2012-01-31  4:59         ` Jambunathan K
2012-02-07 10:04           ` Andreas Leha
2012-01-23  1:53   ` Side-by-side support (was:Re: [ODT] image scaling overridden by long caption) Christian Wittern
2012-01-23 16:34     ` Side-by-side support Jambunathan K
2012-01-23 23:51       ` Christian Wittern [this message]

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