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From: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
To: Ista Zahn <izahn@psych.rochester.edu>
Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Portability
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2011 14:54:14 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87aactkbf4.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: CA+vqiLGq1DBKK8jDe+xVkS7Dk1TGc8zehhbTd0RxQOzFYq5dew@mail.gmail.com

Ista Zahn <izahn@psych.rochester.edu> writes:

> Hi all,
> Over the past couple of days I've been happily tweaking my org-mode
> settings. At one point something happened that gave me great pause. I
> forgot to load a function that adds an APA style LaTeX export (using
> apa6e.cls) to my org-export-latex-classes Alist. So of course when I
> tried to export using that class it did not work. This made me realize
> that my .org document depended on my .emacs file for export! This
> strikes me as a very bad thing because if I want others to be able to
> use my .org document I have to distribute (at least the relevant parts
> of) my .emacs along with it.
> So all this got me thinking that perhaps setting up lots of
> complicated org-mode related stuff in my .emacs is a bad idea, and
> that perhaps I should use a template to do the setup in each .org
> file.
> Please share any tips or suggestions you have related to this. What do
> you do? How well does it work? What suggestions do you have for
> someone just starting out with org-mode?
> Thanks!

I find that file-local-variables can be a convenient and portable way to
include the relevant Org-mode configuration in the actual org-mode file
itself.  See [1], specifically the second longer form which can be
placed at the end of a file.  I've used this to specify custom latex
classes, as well as change default export options.

Best -- Eric

[1]  http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Specifying-File-Variables.html

Eric Schulte

      reply	other threads:[~2011-07-04 21:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-04 19:16 Portability Ista Zahn
2011-07-04 20:54 ` Eric Schulte [this message]

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