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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Repetitive entry

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Repetitive entry
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 22:13:21 +0200
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On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 07:57:15PM +0000, Jim Busser wrote:

> >> what I would see developing is similar to what
> >> I have been doing outside of GNUmed with my LaTex
> >> templates... developing them as a series of distinct "bands"
> >> which are then combined (concatenated) as needed into a
> >> variety of LaTex templates.
> > 
> > What you are describing is the use of text expansion macros.
> Presently, these "expand" into a text edit area.
> Is it feasible to wrap such functionality inside a script that, in the case 
> of a desired on-the-fly report, could
> - prompt the user
>       Select one or more of the following components for the desired report
> and after the user completes their selection, to output the macros into a 
> .tex file and then read and use that .tex file as the template from which to 
> build the desired report?

That's certainly technically possible.

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