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Re: [O] [ANN] ASCII back-end for new export engine

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] [ANN] ASCII back-end for new export engine
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:32:41 -1000

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> address@hidden (Thomas S. Dye) writes:
>> You mentioned unnumbered headlines.  I wonder, would it be possible (or
>> useful) to have the num: option take an integer (like toc:)?  As I
>> understand it now, its value is either nil or not nil.  It doesn't
>> manipulate \secnumdepth, but instead uses \section*, etc.  In LaTeX,
>> section* means not only that the section isn't numbered, but also that
>> it doesn't go into the table of contents.  There are many times when it
>> is useful to put unnumbered sections in the table of contents.
>> I've been doing #+LaTeX_HEADER: \setcounter{secnumdepth}{1}, and this
>> works fine.  However, it would be nicer to do num: 1.
> I have no objection to implement limited numbering in both LaTeX and
> ASCII back-ends, but I'd like to know if it can be handled consistently
> in every other major back-end, too. I'm CC-ing Jambunathan to know his
> opinion about it.
>> A way to set individual headings as numbered or unnumbered would be
>> deluxe.  Perhaps this is possible, but I haven't found it?
> It would require to modify Org's syntax (how to tell which headline has
> to be numbered and which has not?). It is not possible at the moment.

Could this be achieved without a syntax change by adding a new LaTeX
attribute, similar to inparaenum and friends?

#+attr_latex: *
* An Unnumbered Heading

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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