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From: "Juan Manuel Macías" <maciaschain@posteo.net>
To: Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com>
Cc: orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Syntax Proposal: Multi-line Table Cells/Text Wrapping
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 23:41:11 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <8735wsdr08.fsf@posteo.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87czvw85ym.fsf@gmail.com> (Tim Cross's message of "Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:58:14 +1100")

Tim Cross <theophilusx@gmail.com> writes:

> From watching these discussions in the past, I think the big stumbling
> block is how easily multi-row columns can be added and maintained in the
> various export formats. Some are easy, like HTML, but others are less
> so. In particular, I know from my many years working with Latex,
> multi-row columns are not straight-forward. There are lots of edge cases
> to deal with and it is hard to get a consistent result programatically. 
>
> Proposals like this one can seem simple and straight-forward on the
> surface. However, implementation is another matter. All of the exporters
> will need to be updated to handle this new syntax and it will probably
> take a fair bit of work to handle it correctly in just plain org files
> (formatting, highlighting etc).

I don't know if anyone has come up with this other possibility: if the
problem is (usually) the inconvenience of editing cells with a lot of
text within an Org document (since when exporting to LaTeX for example,
it makes no difference whether the cell content is on a single line, if
the tabularx package is used properly), then the possibility of editing
a cell in a dedicated buffer would be very practical here. A kind of
`org-edit-special' for cells... That could be combined with
`org-table-toggle-column-width'.

Best regards,

Juan Manuel 


  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-18 22:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-17 20:29 Atlas Cove
2021-03-17 21:02 ` Daniele Nicolodi
2021-03-17 22:07 ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-18 13:38   ` Atlas Cove
2021-03-18 14:04     ` Daniele Nicolodi
2021-03-18 15:15     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-18 14:19 ` Maxim Nikulin
2021-03-18 14:26 ` Timothy
2021-03-18 14:31   ` Atlas Cove
2021-03-18 21:58     ` Tim Cross
2021-03-18 22:41       ` Juan Manuel Macías [this message]
2021-03-19  8:08         ` tomas
2021-03-19  8:44           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19  8:53             ` tomas
2021-03-19  9:22               ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 10:14                 ` tomas
2021-03-19 10:53                   ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 11:08                     ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19 13:43                     ` tomas
2021-03-19 15:07                       ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-20 22:49         ` Samuel Wales
2021-03-21  8:43           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-19  2:27       ` Timothy
2021-03-19  3:50         ` Tim Cross
2021-03-19  4:02           ` Timothy
2021-03-19 13:33       ` Eric S Fraga
2021-03-19 21:33         ` Tim Cross
2021-03-20  9:19           ` Eric S Fraga
2021-03-20 10:40           ` Juan Manuel Macías
2021-03-20 13:41         ` Andreas Eder
2021-03-20 22:06           ` Tim Cross
2021-03-22 10:54             ` Eric S Fraga
2021-04-01  6:15       ` Tom Gillespie

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