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Re: [O] Org as a publishing toolkit

From: Marcelo de Moraes Serpa
Subject: Re: [O] Org as a publishing toolkit
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 15:53:05 -0500


I have a more specific question. I have already managed to embed an
image to act as the cover of the book. However, the image is being
shown in the third page. I want the sequence to be like this:

1) Cover image
2) The sub-cover:

 My Name

3) TOC

4) Intro, chapters...

How could I do that?

Thanks in advance!



On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
> Aloha Marcelo,
> The approach I would take here, which might not be what you want, would
> be to use inline markup:
> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-latex-export.html#sec-10_3
> You would define the output for the various exporters in the link
> definition, with something fancy for LaTeX and whatever else works in
> the other export formats you care to support.
> All the best,
> Tom
> Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <address@hidden> writes:
>> Cool! Thanks.
>> Now that you mention it, I was wondering if something like "condition
>> export" is possible. For very specific localized LaTeX fetures, it
>> would be useful. Take this example:
>> #+LaTeX_HEADER: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
>> #+LaTeX:\yinipar{\color{red}H}ello World
>> This created a first-letter that is stylized differently. This won't
>> come out in any other exported, so I'd like to do something like
>> (NOTE: pseudo-code!)
>> #+LaTeX:\yinipar{\color{red}H}ello World
>> #iif not LaTeX
>>    Hello World
>> #end
>> If it is not possible what I can do is to pre-process the orgfile with
>> something like ERB (I'm familiar with Ruby) or another templating
>> language before exporting (and even automate it all by calling emacs
>> in batch mode ;) ), but it'd be nice if org supported that
>> out-of-the-box.
>> Cheers,
>> Marcelo.
>> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Marcelo de Moraes Serpa <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Hi list,
>>>> So today I have been reseaching about higher-levels toolkits that
>>>> could help me get into TeX (and or LaTeX) and at the same time
>>>> allowing me to keep the text in a more human-readable format (easier
>>>> to mantain and to convert to other formats if needed).
>>>> I know that if I want beautiful formatted PDFs I will need to get into
>>>> TeX / LaTeX, and I already started doing that, but as I said, keeping
>>>> the text in a higher level format has benefits that you already know
>>>> about.
>>>> So I looked at asciidoc, the lower-level XML-based docbook, markdown,
>>>> pandoc, ConTeXt, etc.
>>>> Then I thought, why not try orgmode?
>>>> So, after reading this article:
>>>> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-latex-export.html, I've then
>>>> realized how powerful the org-export feature is.
>>>> I can basically do this:
>>>>  * Keep the text in a (very) human readable format that I'm used to
>>>> and that is much better to maintain than any other format I know
>>>> (markdown / asciidoc) and integrated with my own orgmode personal
>>>> information manager!
>>>>  * Add / customize the LaTeX output in *ANY* way I want to. Thanks to
>>>> org AND babel! From what I can see, there are no limitations on how
>>>> complex the LaTeX customizations can be, it can essentially match up
>>>> any other "pure" latex documents out there.
>>>>  * As noted above, fully support LaTeX while still allowing me to export 
>>>> to:
>>>>    * plaintext
>>>>    * HTML
>>>>    * DocBook (and hence an array of other formats)
>>>> I mean, how cool is that? I'm only starting in TeX/LaTeX so I might be
>>>> overlooking some limitations, but from what I can see, orgmode is the
>>>> most pragmatic and powerful publishing framework I have ever come to
>>>> know.
>>>> And what excites me even more is that I can keep my book in my
>>>> preferred format and still output a beautifully-formatted PDF book
>>>> *and* still support other formats (such as mobi or epub through
>>>> docbook). Amazing!
>>>> By the way, if I want to use raw TeX or maybe ConTeXt, is it possible?
>>>> Not that I need, only curious :)
>>>> This needs more hype! I don't think people realize how powerful this is ;)
>>>> Cheers!
>>>> Marcelo.
>>> Aloha Marcelo,
>>> The LaTeX export tutorial is a work in progress.  I hope you find it
>>> useful.  When you run across something that doesn't work (or make sense)
>>> don't hesitate to come back to the list with a query or suggestion.
>>> All the best,
>>> Tom
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>>> Thomas S. Dye
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> Thomas S. Dye
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