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From: Debaditya Mukhopadhyay <debaditya@gmail.com>
To: suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: How to sort table in blocks.
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:10:51 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CANUxw+g92CcxR35Ge5eUbo97aH0tyvBE6uW-51NOdFaTgUVdeA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAMXnza28QchdFPWquohaX5+NTwAm66s84-e9WBLiwaSQ=DrvQg@mail.gmail.com>

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Hi Suvayu (Subayu?),

Thanks for your answer- I wanted to know that if there is a way to go about
it in orgmode. Ultimately took your advice and  used the <N> in the column.
In all bongness.

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM, suvayu ali <fatkasuvayu+linux@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Debaditya,
> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 01:47, Debaditya Mukhopadhyay
> <debaditya@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2. I would like to sort the table based on date, but instead of sorting
> each
> > line is it possible to sort by block (defined by the horizontal lines.)?
> What you are asking about is a table.el table. You can use those with
> org, but the support is spotty at best. You will loose the ability use
> table formulae, sorting or even nice export to multiple backends. In
> short, the answer is "no you can't".
> That said, I believe you can put the multiple lines in one long line
> and specify how wide the column can be so it appears to be small and
> neatly folded in buffer. While editing you can call org-edit-special
> and edit the long line conveniently. You also retain all the other
> awesome org table features.
> Hope this helps.
> --
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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  reply	other threads:[~2012-03-16  1:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-15  0:47 How to sort table in blocks Debaditya Mukhopadhyay
2012-03-15  2:13 ` suvayu ali
2012-03-16  1:10   ` Debaditya Mukhopadhyay [this message]
2012-03-16  1:47     ` suvayu ali

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