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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:09:43 +0530

> Right.  I think if we narrow the "the job" down to "Emacs as word
> processor interaction pane" (or whatever the prevalent term is for
> rectangular screen area for interaction), and omit the menus and other
> peripheral control widgets from consideration, we can postulate some
> specific features:

Ability to draw simple diagrams - say a bunch of text boxes or mindmaps.
I believe Emacs has no notion of a "canvas".

> - awareness of current-column as a float
>   I started working on this in 2002, but got distracted.
>   The (small, exploratory) changes were reverted 2011-03-06.

Have you taken any notes?  If yes, could you point to it or post it.  It
can serve as data point if someone were to work on this area.

> - correspondance between buffer pos and pixel (x,y) coords on screen
> - floating (text "flows" around) images, tables, and other "objects"
> - automatic pagination
> - page-based stats (word-count, etc), margins, "styles"

Can we map buffer text to A4-style physical papers?

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