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From: Ben <bip@maleloria.org>
To: emacs org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: List-table feature (or a potential quick and easy mullti-lines table in org?)
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:04:50 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=Ev-v5YZ+C5NSTwx2JgMciunHnLB74LgA8-maM@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

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Dear Orgers,

I would have a question for you. I'm writing more and more documentation in
OrgMode (with HTML and DocBook exports) and I'm very happy with it. There's
a little hitch though on tables. Org tables are great with one known and
documented constraints: it does not accept multi lines [1].

In some types of documents it can be a challenge, however, editing large
columns could be a mess too.

I'm thinking about a potential alternative and I would like to know if
anyone here would know if this can be done with org.
ReStructured Text [2] has a nice feature called list-tables. As you can
guess from the name, you write a list and an instruction to process it and
it creates a table out of the list in the export target. See the ReST
documentation for a quick explanation [3]. What is does it to transform a
nested list in a simple table. And potentially it would make long list items
/ table content easy to edit.

Does anyone has heard of such a possibility in Org?

Many thanks to all!

  -- Ben


[1] http://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#table-multiline-fields
[2] http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html
[3] http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/ref/rst/directives.html#list-table

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             reply	other threads:[~2011-03-17 11:04 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-17 11:04 Ben [this message]
2011-03-17 11:16 ` Jambunathan K
2011-03-17 15:41 ` Nicolas
2011-03-17 22:18   ` Ben
2011-03-18  0:31     ` Nick Dokos
2011-03-18  0:33     ` feng shu
2011-03-18  7:02     ` Nicolas
2011-03-18  9:55       ` Ben

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