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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:35:22 +0000
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)
Sam Halliday <address@hidden> writes:
> On Tuesday, 17 February 2015 05:54:40 UTC, Sharon Kimble wrote:
>> I'm writing several ebooks at present, and also maintain the
>> documentation of a couple of projects, all done in latex. I'm now
>> finding a problem in "project management".
> As others have mentioned, projectile  is good for a wide range of
> project types, but doesn't really do "project management" as such. I
> mainly use it for development projects, as it provides standardised
> keybindings for concepts such as project-wide search, replace and build.
> But the big thing for your particular use case, assuming you haven't
> already seen it, is org-mode. It is *incredible* and supports both
> inline and block LaTeX. It sounds weird until you use it, but org-mode
> works as both a typesetting language (typically by exporting to the more
> verbose LaTeX) and a TODO organiser. I strongly recommend reading the
> "compact" manual to get a flavour. It is the kitchen sink within the
> kitchen sink.
Thanks, but org-mode doesn't give me the fine control that I get
with latex. I've tried writing an ebook with org-mode, and I just
ended up feeling very restricted. Only writing it direct into latex
fulfils my needs and gives me the ability to fine-tune the output to
give exceedingly good pdf's.
The only way that org-mode is useful is to hold a link to the master
document for each project.
I'm aware of "pandoc" and would use it if I was writing in "muse",
but that doesn't allow me the ability to fine-tune the output.
To see what I mean, you can have a read of the "Obnam manual", or
"The Quick And Dirty Guide To ”Get-Iplayer”", or the "Beeb manual",
all from "http://www.sharons.org.uk".
> I've even used it with pandoc (a universal document converter tool) to
> produce presentations and accompanying speaker notes.
>  https://github.com/bbatsov/projectile
>  http://orgmode.org/
>  https://github.com/jgm/pandoc
>  http://fommil.github.io/scalax14/#/ sources at
> Best regards,
A taste of linux = http://www.sharons.org.uk
my git repo = https://bitbucket.org/boudiccas/dots
TGmeds = http://www.tgmeds.org.uk
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