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From: Jambunathan K <kjambunathan@gmail.com>
To: Christian Wittern <cwittern@gmail.com>
Cc: Nicolas Goaziou <n.goaziou@gmail.com>, emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Side-by-side support
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:04:54 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <81bopucr81.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <4F1CBD8F.2050404@gmail.com> (Christian Wittern's message of "Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:53:19 +0900")

Hello Christian

Christian Wittern <cwittern@gmail.com> writes:

> On 2012-01-20 05:03, Jambunathan K wrote:
>> "side-by-side" has surfaced in the list for the second time, I think it
>> deserves to be supported "out of the box".

> I strongly support this, since I have a lot of files with side-by-side
> content.  The first question is of course how does the org source look
> like.

I think laying out tables either "list tables" (or for that matter, it's
"beamer equivalent") will become particularly "inconvenient" to edit. In
both the cases, the two-dimensional structure is laid out along the
single-dimension and it would become difficult to "remember" which
column or row when one is editing at a given point in time.

> 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


C-h k C-x 6 2 
(info "(emacs) Two-Column").

I have a wild-thought. Why not use use 2C editing for creating
multi-paragraph Org tables.

I am Ccing Nicolas (who is likely to have thought more about this stuff)
since the last conversation.

> sometimes interrupted by section headers, notes and so on. Therefore I
> end up with multiple 'tables', which will need to have the same width
> throughout the document.  Therefore for this use-case, I would like to
> see a global setting for the relative width of these columns.


  reply	other threads:[~2012-01-23 16:35 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     ` Jambunathan K [this message]
2012-01-23 23:51       ` Side-by-side support Christian Wittern

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