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From: Christian Moe <mail@christianmoe.com>
To: Manfred Lotz <manfred.lotz@arcor.de>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: export to odt
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:07:26 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m238sl6uhd.fsf@christianmoe.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20130613123407.22aaeda7@hogwart.bsdlocal.net>

Manfred Lotz writes:

> On Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:37:55 +0100
> Eric S Fraga <e.fraga@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Manfred Lotz <manfred.lotz@arcor.de> writes:
>> [...]
>> > This is really weird or it is because just my knowledge about
>> > Libreoffice is limited. At least, I'm happy to be able to use LaTeX
>> > in most cases instead of an office product.
>> I'm with you on this!  I use LaTeX almost exclusively.  Every now and
>> again, unfortunately, I have to share an editable document with others
>> and LibreOffice/MSWord is the only easy way.  For simple
>> dissemination, LaTeX -> PDF is better.
> Yep, exactly. I'm grateful that the export to odt was implemented in
> org-mode so that we have an option to give a finalized document away if
> needed.

Note, however, that what you've been discussing is a feature, not a
requirement. LibreOffice allows you to put the title of the document in
a field code that mirrors the document metadata; it doesn't force you
to, and I imagine > 95% of users aren't even aware of the option.

As I recall, this was a solution Jambunathan opted for at some late
point in the development of the org-odt exporter. Before that, the
exporter just wrote the title in as ordinary, editable text. I sort of
preferred the old approach, but not enough to bother to ask to have it

But if many users are baffled why they can't just edit a document title
on the page itself after exporting to ODT -- and that seems likely --
maybe this feature is ripe for a change.


  reply	other threads:[~2013-06-14  7:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-06-07 14:19 export to odt Manfred Lotz
2013-06-07 20:35 ` Christian Moe
2013-06-10 15:42   ` Manfred Lotz
2013-06-11 10:33     ` Eric S Fraga
2013-06-11 19:52       ` Manfred Lotz
2013-06-12  7:33         ` Eric S Fraga
2013-06-12 17:39           ` Manfred Lotz
2013-06-13  7:37             ` Eric S Fraga
2013-06-13 10:34               ` Manfred Lotz
2013-06-14  7:07                 ` Christian Moe [this message]
2013-06-14  7:57                   ` Manfred Lotz
2013-06-14 14:51                     ` Eric S Fraga
2013-06-12  2:58       ` Manfred Lotz
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-07-06 22:26 export to ODT Henri-Paul Indiogine
2011-07-06 22:47 ` Nick Dokos
2011-07-06 23:38   ` Henri-Paul Indiogine
2011-07-07  8:19     ` Jambunathan K

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