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From: Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch>
To: Timm Lichte <timm.lichte@mailbox.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Org mode for meeting minutes
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:28:26 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87d08zy0yd.fsf@sbs.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <57ea3939-e89f-7846-fb4d-e63b3798998f@mailbox.org>

Hi Timm

Timm Lichte writes:

> Glad you find it interesting. I think both ways of taking notes have
> their merits and use cases. In small productive project meetings, I'd
> rather use more of the org-mode infrastructure. When there is a larger
> event with changing participants and its really important to document
> and keep track of what is going on, simple annotated lists fare better
> in my experience.

I think you are probably right. When taking notes quickly your approach
without having to fidget with Tasks is probably faster. I just did not
want to stray too far off plain org-mode notation.

>> If I understand correctly you are defining some kind of extra list
>> markup (is something a task or a decision, etc) and the you wrote a
>> custom exporter that produces fancy LaTeX for the minutes (well, if I
>> understand correctly it really is a custom exporter that generates
>> org-mode and then LaTeX from there).
> Yes, I'm basically extending the syntax for descriptions and
> overlaying it with some convenient font-lock. My custom exporter
> pushes everything in a temporary buffer and replaces the minutes
> notation with LaTeX expressions and then starts the regular
> org-export. This probably looks awkward but gives me full flexibility.

Well, it might look weird, but I think the idea is good. TBH, I'm not
sure if there is another (programatic) way to derive from an existing

> The LaTeX document is just a list of sections with nested itemize
> environments. One item would look like this:
>     \item \ActionTag{Peter}{::} \ActionTagMargin{Peter}Something to do.
> I've pushed the TeX file of the example to the repository. Hope this
> makes it clearer.

Ah, yes, this makes it much clearer. I really like this.

> I'm really hesitant to make this a MELPA package right away, if this
> is what you mean. The font-lock and everything is really individual
> and non-generic. But I'll think about it.

I understand. Now that I think of it it might be better to package the
LaTeX commands into a package on CTAN. I looked at the various LaTeX
minutes packages and so far yours seems almost the nicest.


Christian Egli
Swiss Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Print Disabled
Grubenstrasse 12, CH-8045 Zürich, Switzerland

  reply	other threads:[~2020-03-26  8:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-31 14:03 Christian Egli
2019-10-31 15:49 ` Fraga, Eric
2019-10-31 17:11   ` Ken Mankoff
2020-03-23  9:36   ` Christian Egli
2020-03-23 11:39     ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-23 13:33     ` Axel Kielhorn
2020-03-23 13:47     ` Carsten Dominik
2020-03-23 18:09     ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-03-23 22:00       ` Nick Dokos
2020-03-24 10:09         ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-03-23 20:03     ` Timm Lichte
2020-03-24 10:04       ` Christian Egli
2020-03-25 22:39         ` Timm Lichte
2020-03-26  8:28           ` Christian Egli [this message]
2020-03-24 11:19       ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-24 12:00         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-25 17:55     ` Bob Newell
2020-03-25 19:02       ` Diego Zamboni
2019-11-01 12:49 ` John Kitchin
2019-11-03 20:49 ` @name-tags instead of TODO keywords to assign people (was: Org mode for meeting minutes) Karl Voit
2019-11-03 21:03   ` Tim Cross
2020-02-12  9:12 ` Org mode for meeting minutes Bastien
2020-07-07 11:44 ` Adam Spiers
2020-07-07 16:21   ` Alexander Adolf

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