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Re: [emacs-humanities] Emacs as a library manager

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: [emacs-humanities] Emacs as a library manager
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 09:40:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

M. ‘quintus’ Gülker <post+emacs-humanities@guelker.eu> writes:


> The most simple solution would just be a table in org mode probably.
> You do not have to learn much syntax. Org is smart enough to properly
> align tables, so you can just start with
>     |Title|Author|Publisher|
>     |-
>     |Some wonderful title|John Doe|Printed Books, Inc.|
> and you can just hit TAB, and it will nicely align things into
>     | Title                | Author   | Publisher           |
>     |----------------------+----------+---------------------|
>     | Some wonderful title | John Doe | Printed Books, Inc. |
>     |                      |          |                     |
> . This approach does not need any third party tools and can even be
> exported nicely as PDF if you want a physical list. Where it breaks
> down is if you want to store lots of metadata. Org can deal with
> horizontally long lables, but it becomes quite hard to read.

I use this approach for my local library. One annoyance is, that there
doesn't seem to be the possibility using a multi-line cell. Perhaps I
simply don't know how to express this in org?

>   -quintus

Best regards, Michael.

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