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From: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: [patch] LaTeX export using tabu tables
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:26:49 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87li9e4u7q.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net> (raw)

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There are about forty different table environments for latex, all of
which do slightly different things, and none of them seem to do it all.
I found the "tabu" package recently, and thought "oh god another one",
but it seems to do it all: clever column alignment, longtable
functionality, all that good stuff.

Attached is a patch that lets you use the "tabu" and "longtabu" table
environments. Mostly the patch is necessary because tabu has its own
annoying syntax for table width declarations. Where everyone else does
something like:


tabu does this:

\begin{tabu} to \textwidth {cllr}

Where you're allowed to use either "to" or "spread". Annoying, but in my
case still worth it. Since table plists can handle spaces, this works
with the attached patch:

#+ATTR_LATEX: :environment tabu :width to \textwidth :font \scriptsize :align rXrXrr

Actually I've just set `org-latex-default-table-environment' to tabu.

Dunno if this is worth it for other people, but there's the patch. If
access to the "spread" keyword isn't worth the trouble I can hard-code
"to": that would at least mean you could switch between table and tabu
without having to edit your ATTR_LATEX lines.


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From ff2635d43509481ea4b72596a325a6f155dc0cfe Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:15:29 +0800
Subject: [PATCH 8/8] Allow LaTeX export of tables using the tabu package

 lisp/ox-latex.el | 23 ++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/lisp/ox-latex.el b/lisp/ox-latex.el
index 310fa14..1410b49 100644
--- a/lisp/ox-latex.el
+++ b/lisp/ox-latex.el
@@ -2429,7 +2429,7 @@ This function assumes TABLE has `org' as its `:type' property and
 	 ;; If table is a float, determine environment: table, table*
 	 ;; or sidewaystable.
-	 (float-env (unless (equal "longtable" table-env)
+	 (float-env (unless (string-match-p "longtab" table-env)
 		      (let ((float (plist-get attr :float)))
 			 ((string= float "sidewaystable") "sidewaystable")
@@ -2447,10 +2447,12 @@ This function assumes TABLE has `org' as its `:type' property and
     ;; Prepare the final format string for the table.
-     ;; Longtable.
-     ((equal "longtable" table-env)
+     ;; Longtable or longtabu.
+     ((string-match-p "longtab" table-env)
       (concat (and fontsize (concat "{" fontsize))
-	      (format "\\begin{longtable}{%s}\n" alignment)
+	      (format "\\begin{%s}%s{%s}\n" table-env
+		      (if (and width (equal "longtabu" table-env))
+			  (format " %s " width) "") alignment)
 	      (and org-latex-table-caption-above
 		   (org-string-nw-p caption)
 		   (concat caption "\\\\\n"))
@@ -2458,7 +2460,7 @@ This function assumes TABLE has `org' as its `:type' property and
 	      (and (not org-latex-table-caption-above)
 		   (org-string-nw-p caption)
 		   (concat caption "\\\\\n"))
-	      "\\end{longtable}\n"
+	      (format "\\end{%s}\n" table-env)
 	      (and fontsize "}")))
      ;; Others.
      (t (concat (cond
@@ -2471,7 +2473,10 @@ This function assumes TABLE has `org' as its `:type' property and
 		 (fontsize (concat "{" fontsize)))
 		(format "\\begin{%s}%s{%s}\n%s\\end{%s}"
-			(if width (format "{%s}" width) "")
+			(if width (format
+				   (if (equal "tabu" table-env)
+				       " %s "
+				     "{%s}") width) "")
@@ -2634,9 +2639,9 @@ a communication channel."
   (when (eq (org-element-property :type table-row) 'standard)
     (let* ((attr (org-export-read-attribute :attr_latex
 					    (org-export-get-parent table-row)))
-	   (longtablep (string= (or (plist-get attr :environment)
-				    org-latex-default-table-environment)
-				"longtable"))
+	   (longtablep (string-match-p "longtab"
+				       (or (plist-get attr :environment)
+					   org-latex-default-table-environment)))
 	   (booktabsp (if (plist-member attr :booktabs)
 			  (plist-get attr :booktabs)

             reply	other threads:[~2013-03-23  4:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-23  4:26 Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2013-03-24  0:18 ` [patch] LaTeX export using tabu tables Vikas Rawal
2013-03-24  9:26 ` Nicolas Goaziou
2013-03-25  5:35   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-03-25  5:54     ` Bastien
2013-03-25  6:54       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-03-25  6:51         ` Bastien
2013-03-25 19:59     ` Nicolas Goaziou
2013-03-26  2:54       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-03-27 14:29         ` Nicolas Goaziou
2013-03-26 20:05     ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-03-27  1:59       ` Eric Abrahamsen
2013-04-07 13:15         ` Marcin Borkowski

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