From: Jambunathan K <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Orgmode <email@example.com> Cc: Nicolas Goaziou <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Frontmatter / Text before first headline Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:11:42 +0530 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) > that is every element between the beginning of the parsed area and its > first headline. I have trouble understanding what the real purpose of the "text before the first headline" is. It looks to me more like a placeholder for capturing the "Frontmatter" . I have also trouble understanding what the rightful position for it is: Should it be like: (a) Title, Initial Text, TOC, Chapters Or like (b) Title, TOC, Initial Text, Chapters Currently org-latex does a (b). But if I look at an organization of a typical document, I am inclined to think that it should be (a). It is also my contention that Table Of Contents is relocatable only as a means to achieve (b). I am wondering if you would be interested in formalizing frontmatter in Org documents. Backends will then be obligated to render the front matter headings as "centered text". --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8--- <<document meta data contributes to Titlepage>> * FRONTMATTER Abstract This is the document abstract * FRONTMATTER Contents <<toc>> * Chapter1 * Chapter2 --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8--- Footnotes:  I see that documents - books as wells as theses - are roughly ordered as follows: Title Page, Frontmatter, Chapters TOC and other listings are considered as part of Frontmatter but act as fences between the Chapter and preceding text. - Title Page ,---- Frontmatter | - Copyright notice | - Abstract | - Preface | - Acknowledgements | - Dedication | - Table Of Contents | - List of Tables, Figures and Illustrations etc `---- - Chapter Texts - References --
next reply other threads:[~2012-02-01 7:42 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2012-02-01 7:41 Jambunathan K [this message] 2012-02-01 13:43 ` Nicolas Goaziou 2012-02-01 18:46 ` Achim Gratz
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