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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: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:48:07 -1000

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On Jan 27, 2012, at 9:21 AM, Achim Gratz <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Does numbering behavious occur uniformly for a *given* level? For
>> example, are we talking of a scenario where level 3 heading in Tree-1 is
>> numbered while level 3 heading on a Tree-2 is unnumbered. What would be
>> the behaviour of level 4 heading in Tree-1.
>
> You can make any level heading unnumbered in LaTeX by adding a "*" to
> the section command, without affecting other headings on the same
> level.  You can also specify a different entry to appear in the TOC than
> in the document — albeit the purpose is to have a short form of the heading
> in the TOC and the full heading in the document, you can actually
> specify two totally different strings.
>

Yes, TOC and running heads if the class defines them.

>> It seems to me, that an unnumbered heading is a mnemonic(?) for creating
>> a paragraph (albeit a short one) that is styled very much like a
>
> No, LaTeX has \paragraph for that.  LaTeX concerns itself with the
> document structure, it has styles to take care about the formatting.
>

\paragraph and \subparagraph can both be numbered sections in LaTeX.  The names
are confusing. Apparently, the alternatives, \subsubsubsection and
\subsubsubsubsection weren't appealing.

Tom

>> When one looks at a printed document, one doesn't really know
>> what mechanism were used to achieve a particular typesetting effect and
>> there could be multiple mechanisms by which the same effect could be
>> achieved.
>
> The point of LaTeX is that you don't manually muck with the formatting
> at all.  If it looks like a heading, then it was a heading and not a
> paragraph that's been formatted like a heading.
>
>
> Regards,
> Achim.
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