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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:52:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 01:54:35 -0500
>> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
>> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>>     We could make it easy to export continuously in the background and
>>     display the PDF/ODT part in another window, this way one would really
>>     see what you get, in real time.
>> That would require formatting the document very very fast.
>> The longer the document is, the faster the machine would have to be.
> To say nothing of the fact that incomplete documents might cause the
> formatting to fail entirely.

That's true.

Still, we already can preview LaTeX snippets within the Org buffer,
and there must be some neat previewing in another window that stands
between previewing small snippets and getting a fully exported doc.

I will see what we can do to reach this "something inbetween", as
it seems to be an interesting and useful goal /per se/.


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