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## Re: [Orgmode] Oddity in LaTeX export?

 From: Mark Elston Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Oddity in LaTeX export? Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 07:52:49 -0800 User-agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 (Windows/20090812)

Nick Dokos wrote:

Mark Elston <address@hidden> wrote:


I have a standard format I like to use in creating some class notes
in latex.  I use memoir and have a boilerplate that only differs
in the title from notes to notes.  I have decided to try to manage
my documentation for my notes in org to see if it is easier to do.
Mostly (so far) it is a pretty good match.

However, I have run into a snag for exporting the notes to latex.
I tried using the #+TITLE: directive but got page numbers (in roman)

on the first couple of pages. This looked ugly.

Can you post the tex file that is produced with the TITLE directive? I
don't understand why/how roman page numbers are produced (but I don't
know memoir well).



Actually, part of the boilerplate includes a \pagenumbering{roman}
*after* the titlingpage environment.  This is probably what caused it.
After all my remaining boilerplate (including a Preface section) I
insert a \pagenumbering{arabic} and this restarts the page numbers
from 1.


So I set the#+TITLE: directive to be empty and added to the #+TEXT: block
the following:

#+TEXT: \title{ABC Class Notes}
#+TEXT: \begin{titlingpage}
#+TEXT: \maketitle
#+TEXT: \end{titlingpage}

This almost works.  The problem is the first of these lines gets
exported with the closing '}' escaped.  In other words it comes
out as:

\title{ABC Class Notes\}

I am not sure why this is or what to do about it.


This is probably a bug - Carsten has fixed a number of instances
of such escaped braces I believe.



Should I submit a bug report?  As I was working with this another
piece of boilerplate I had (and removed) was:

#+TEXT: \shorttableofcontents{Sessions}{0}

which resulted in:

\shorttableofcontents{Sessions}{0\}

but it is another such escaped backslash.


BTW, I had to set the TITLE directive to empty since just having it
resulted in an automatic \maketitle export which was not surrounded
by the titlingpage environment.  I really wanted that titlingpage
environment and I couldn't think of another way of  handling it.



You can perhaps redefine org-export-latex-title-command:

(setq org-export-latex-title-command
"\\begin{titlingpage}\n\\maketitle\n\\end{titlingpage}")


and try using the TITLE directive again.

Can I set this on a case-by-case basis?  Not all my documents use
memoir.  I think the titlingpage environment is memoir-specific.

Mark