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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:27:36 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Would it make sense to add display features so that Org mode could
> display more like LibreOffice?

Add a Org-mode specific toolbar which looks like a LibreOffice toolbar.

What I mean is this:

When I am editing this message in message-mode, a message-mode specific
toolbar is shown (See attached screenshot).

But when I am editing an Org-mode buffer, I get a bare minimal toolbar.
So someone can cookup an Orgmode specific toolbar that gives a quick
visual feedback on what the Orgmode can do.  (See attached screenshot
for LibreOffice toolbar).


1. Fontname
2. Fontsize
3. Text stlyes - Bold, Italic etc
4. Numbering On/Off.  Bullets.
5. Increase, Decrease Indent
6. A "stylist" that examplifies, src-ifies, centrify a block of text.
7. Justification
8. An Icon for Exporting to HTML, ODT or PDF

1, 2 falls squarely within Emacs domain and applies to any text mode
buffer.  (Use local variables to persist the fontname and size)

7 is not handled by Org-mode but falls within the domain of enriched
mode or facemenu.


It would be wonderful if we have mode-specific window configuration.  (I
am not a multi-window or multi-frame user.)



one can see the Navigator pane on the left and Stylist pane on the
right.  If one could pre-configure such windows for the existing users,
one can easily traverse the document or "apply" quote, example, src
styles to a block of text by simply highlighting a region and a clicking
on a style.

(I see navigator pane as a "docked" speedbar.)

Speaking of which, docking of speedbar and multiple speedbar are other
features that could be useful to have.


Speaking of visual icons, I wish the modeline or the various isearch
controls be shown as little visual icons - It will give quick feedback
and save lots of screen estate.


Attachment: message-mode-toobar.png
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Attachment: libreoffice-toolbar.png
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