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Re: [O] LaTeX-export to ACM SIG Proceedings format

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] LaTeX-export to ACM SIG Proceedings format
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:39:06 -1000

Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:
>> * Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> Maybe it might be a cool idea to work on this template together and
>>>> publish it on Worg? I can imagine that several people are trying to
>>>> meet those ACM template requirements ...
>>> This seems like a good idea.  Would it be possible to target Nicolas
>>> Goaziou's experimental LaTeX exporter, instead of the old exporter?
>> Since I was using the PDF/LaTeX export just to make quick and dirty
>> files to send other people or pretty print, I was not aware that
>> there is another LaTeX exporter.
>> What would be the consequence of choosing the new one?
> This should be obvious.  It will make it better.

One of the ideas behind the new exporter is that Org-mode source
prepared for one target can be easily exported to other targets.  I'm
keen to learn how to use it for the possibility of also exporting to a
target such as ODT that converts easily to Word, which I think all of my
clients use.  My brief experience with the LaTeX exporter so far has
been very positive and I'm relatively certain that it will be the
default export engine in the not too distant future.  If the ACM
template is written for the new exporter, then its use life will likely
be enhanced.

Also, I agree with Jambunathan's comment that exercising the new
exporter on a practical project might possibly indicate how it could be
made better.

On a practical note, using the new exporter is easy.  I have these
two lines (along with other configuration) in an Org-babel code block
that I use to setup Org-mode:

    (require 'org-export)
    (require 'org-e-latex)

Then, I can access the dispatcher with M-x org-export-dispatch and
choose the target.  It feels easy and natural from the get go.

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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