From: Ben <email@example.com> To: emacs org-mode mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.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) [-- Attachment #1: Type: text/plain, Size: 1196 bytes --] 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 . 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  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 . 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  http://orgmode.org/worg/org-faq.html#table-multiline-fields  http://docutils.sourceforge.net/rst.html  http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/ref/rst/directives.html#list-table [-- Attachment #2: Type: text/html, Size: 1719 bytes --]
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