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[Orgmode] Re: Release 6.13

From: Bernt Hansen
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: Release 6.13
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 13:24:13 -0500
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Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> New contributed file /org-exp-blocks.el/
> ----------------------------------------
>     This new file implements special export behavior of
>     user-defined blocks.  The currently supported blocks are
>     - comment :: Comment blocks with author-specific markup
>     - ditaa ::  conversion of ASCII art into pretty png files
>          using Stathis  Sideris' /ditaa.jar/ program
>     - dot :: creation of graphs in the /dot/ language
>     - R :: Sweave type exporting using the R program
>     For more details and examples, see the file commentary in
>     /org-exp-blocks.el/.
>     Kudos to Eric Schulte for this new functionality, after
>     /org-plot.el/ already his second major contribution.  Thanks
>     to Stathis for this excellent program, and for allowing us to
>     bundle it with Org-mode.

Thanks for this!  I really like that C-c ' now makes editing the ditaa
images easy.

Now for my questions related to improving my work-flow for generating
documents with ditaa images.

Q1: Can org-publish-current-project somehow automatically pick up ditaa
    generated images?

    I have a play org file http://doc.norang.ca/org-mode.org which
    generates the page at http://doc.norang.ca/org-mode.html.

    I usually edit the source file and then
       M-x org-publish-current-project
    to publish my changes.

    This was working great... until ditaa came along :).

    Now exporting my .org files creates new ditaa generated images (.png
    files) which don't get exported with the document because they are
    part of a different project.  After org-publish-current-project I
    have to remember to also org-publish doc-png to get the ditaa
    generated images published.

    Publishing the parent project 'doc' instead

         doc-org (org -> HTML export -> publishing target)
         doc-png (copy .png          -> publishing target)

    works fine so maybe I just need fix my workflow so my publish code
    is smart enough to find the appropriate parent project and publish
    that instead.

Q2: Can org-publish handle a source file in more than one project?

    Sometimes I would like to publish the generated page (org-mode.html)
    as well as the source file that creates it (org-mode.org) as in Q1
    above.  I don't think I can have a doc-org project that generates
    HTML and a doc-src project that just copies the .org files verbatim
    to the target directory since after publishing one of the two
    projects the file is 'unchanged' and skipped for publishing the
    second one.  Is there a way to accomplish this?

    For now I'm manually touching the org file and manually publishing
    the doc-src project to make it work.

ditaa images look great on HTML exports.  I'm having some difficulty
including them in other formats (PDF for instance - they end up being
tiny.)  Someday I'll find a good solution for that.
http://doc.norang.ca/org-mode.pdf is an example.

Thanks for org-mode!


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