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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Carsten Dominik <carsten.dominik@gmail.com>
Cc: org-mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Exporting org to LaTeX to PDF: headings do not convert to sections
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 16:52:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7929538D-33E3-4D6D-AC2B-BC12BFED2DD1@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <50C05343-0CF2-4E8A-873B-2E040C225789@gmail.com>

Replying to my own message:

On May 21, 2009, at 4:27 PM, Carsten Dominik wrote:

> Hi Alan,
> this is a fundamental limitation in LaTeX
> See http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=toodeep
> The only thing you can do in Org is to increase the number of  
> headline levels to the maximum possible:
> #+OPTION H:5
> is I think the maximum you can get.  You cal also create a
> LaTeX class with more headline leves and push H even further.
> I believe there are some clases which provide at least  
> subsubparagraph.
> If you have a good idea how to represent deeper levels in LaTeX,  
> maybe we
> can do something clever in the LaTeX exporter.
> Besides this, I see no further way out of this problem.

I just realize that your question provides the answer to a question
I had for a long time:  Why did Bastien implement lower
levels in the LaTeX export as {description} lists instead of
{itemize} lists.  Now I know the answer:  Because the number of levels
in a description list is not limited.

I recently changed Bastien's code to use itemize instead, for
consistence with HTML export.  Fortunately I left the old code
in, with a customization option.  Please try:

(setq org-export-latex-low-level 'description)

- Carsten

> - Carsten
> On May 21, 2009, at 3:50 PM, Alan E. Davis wrote:
>> An outline, when exported as PDF, shows no sections.  When  
>> exporting to LaTeX, the following message is received:
>>   ERROR: LaTeX Error: Too deeply nested.
>>   --- TeX said ---
>>   See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
>>   Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
>>   ...
>>   l.110 \begin{itemize}
>>   --- HELP ---
>>   There are too many list-making environments nested within one  
>> another.
>>  How many levels of nesting are permitted may depend upon what  
>> computer
>>   you are using, but at least four levels are provided, which  
>> should be
>>   enough.
>> When I am able to clear out a couple of levels of /begin{itemize},  
>> LaTeX does compile, and produces a file with sections as expected.
>> Is there a solution, or something I ought to know?
>> I have tried to set some options, like sec:5, in the outline, but  
>> to no effect.  In the PDF, instead of sections with numbers, one  
>> finds several stars, as though this were an ascii export.
>> Thank you for any advice.
>> Alan Davis
>> It is undesirable to believe a proposition when
>> there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
>>    ---- Bertrand Russell
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  reply	other threads:[~2009-05-21 14:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-21 13:50 Exporting org to LaTeX to PDF: headings do not convert to sections Alan E. Davis
2009-05-21 14:27 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-21 14:52   ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-05-21 20:14     ` Alan E. Davis
2009-05-21 22:44       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-22  8:17         ` Eric S Fraga
2009-05-23  6:26           ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-23 22:39             ` Alan E. Davis
2009-05-22  1:38       ` Mark Elston

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