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Re: [O] ODT preferred format option per-file?

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] ODT preferred format option per-file?
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2012 11:25:38 +0200


Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> James Harkins <address@hidden> writes:
>> I have one particular org file that I would like to export to PDF by
>> way of ODT. (I already set up outline styling in LibreOffice and I
>> would like to use that, instead of trying to reconfigure a similar
>> look in LaTeX. For fun, I did try the LaTeX pdf export and the output
>> format is not what I need for this case.)
>> But I may want to export other org files to ODT *without* converting them to 
>> PDF.
>> http://orgmode.org/manual/Extending-ODT-export.html
>> This says I can customize the org-export-odt-preferred-output-format
>> variable. This works beautifully, but it's a global setting that will
>> apply to every ODT export.
>> So my question is -- is there any export option for the preferred
>> format, per file? Something like:
>> I couldn't find any documentation in the ODT export section of the
>> manual for an option like this.
>> Alternately, I suppose I could write a lisp function that would set
>> the variable and call the export, but that would definitely be a hack.
> Old exporter
> ============
> If you are using org-odt.el, then you can use file local variables.  I
> have pushed a fix which makes string values of this variable safe.
>     M-x add-file-local-variable RET org-export-odt-preferred-output-format
>     RET "pdf" RET
> Or 
> Add the following to your Org file.  Remember to re-visit the file to
> activate the newly installed value.
>     # Local Variables:
>     # org-export-odt-preferred-output-format: "pdf"
>     # End:
> New exporter
> ============
> The above local variable trick will fail in case of org-e-odt.el.  When
> I get some time I will introduce a per-buffer keyword for this variable.

Note that Org provides a BIND mechanism for such cases.

So, adding:

  #+BIND: org-e-export-opt-preferred-output-format "pdf"

somewhere in the buffer should be enough.


Nicolas Goaziou

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