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From: Alan L Tyree <alantyree@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Index of cases
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 09:07:00 +1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <522BB194.7060705@gmail.com> (raw)


I am the author of a legal text of about 700 pages. I currently have the 
book in LaTeX using the memoir class. A couple of macros define special 
indexes for a Table of Cases and a Table of Statutes. I would like to 
move the whole thing to Org to make it easier for my editors who can be 
easily alarmed by the LaTeX markup.

The LaTeX is overkill since I submit the manuscript to the publisher in 
a Word file.

Is there a standard way to get, say, the table of cases? A typical 
"case" looks like this:

     Howell v Coupland (1874) LR 9 QB 462; (1876) 1 QBD 258

The Table of Cases needs to indicate where in the text the case is 
mentioned; reference to section numbers is OK. So, for example, in the 
Table of Cases, the above case appears as:

     Howell v Coupland (1874) LR 9 QB 462; (1876) 1 QBD 258  [15.16] [15.25]

Presuming there is not a "standard", I have considered the following 

     - maintain a list of cases as I write; I already do this to ensure 
consistent citation of cases;
     - use links from the list of cases back into the manuscript to 
index the places where each case is mentioned in the text.

Does this seem like a reasonable approach, or is there some obviously 
better way? I am an extreme novice at elisp but can handle some simple jobs.

Any advice greatly appreciated.


Alan L Tyree                    http://www2.austlii.edu.au/~alan
Tel:  04 2748 6206              sip:typhoon@iptel.org

             reply	other threads:[~2013-09-07 23:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-09-07 23:07 Alan L Tyree [this message]
2013-09-08  2:05 ` Index of cases David Rogers
2013-09-08  5:56   ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-08  4:37 ` Jambunathan K
2013-09-08  6:18   ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-08  7:09     ` Jambunathan K
2013-09-08  7:29       ` Jambunathan K
2013-09-08 22:17         ` David Rogers
2013-09-08 22:55           ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-09  6:58             ` David Rogers
2013-09-09  7:14               ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-09  8:10                 ` Suvayu Ali
2013-09-09 19:33                   ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-09  9:41                 ` Paul Rudin
2013-09-09 19:41                   ` Alan L Tyree
2013-09-09 18:56                 ` Achim Gratz
2013-09-10  0:40                 ` Brian van den Broek
2013-09-10  4:01                   ` Alan Tyree

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