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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:26:01 +0200

> From: Bastien <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:15:13 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > However, I don't understand why these features are put forward before
> > much more basic ones.  As I understand Richard's request, he would
> > like to do everything we can do in Texinfo, but with WYSIWYG display,
> > have a capability to export that in several formats, and be able to
> > print it from Emacs.  Why not start with these modest features?
> Please: it's time to give Org-mode a try.

Thanks, but you could assume I knew about Org (and use it ;-).

> C-x C-f ~/test.org RET
> Insert this string:
> ========================================================================
> * A headline
> A paragraphe.
> ========================================================================
> C-c C-e l o
> If (La)TeX is installed on the machine, this will open a PDF file.

Sorry, but this is not WYSIWYG.  WYSIWYG means you see the text you
type in its final presentation form, or close to that.  It does not
mean you type into one buffer/window and see the result in another;
that is a step backwards from user expectations, certainly nowadays.

> I guess that'd suit most of Richard needs, but it's hard to tell.

Visit etc/enriched.doc to get an idea.  Of course, that file and
enriched.el are dormant for the last 20 years, so don't expect too
much.  But it could be a starting point, and the display engine gained
a lot of functionality that was missing in 1994.

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