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Re: [O] [new exporter] ASCII export, single newline

From: David Rogers
Subject: Re: [O] [new exporter] ASCII export, single newline
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:17:50 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (berkeley-unix)

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> David Rogers <address@hidden> writes:
>>> David Rogers <address@hidden> writes:
>>>> My plain-text notes, however, often contain single newlines, which I'd
>>>> like to retain. The new ASCII exporter converts them to spaces. If I put
>>>> double newlines in the original, then the exporter doesn't convert
>>>> anything, and leaves them double. I'm glad to format my originals in any
>>>> way that works - my aim is only to get single newlines into the finished
>>>> export. Is there an easy way to do that?
>>> IIUC, you want line breaks. I.e:
>>> Some line \\
>>> Some other line.
>> Exporting the double backslash adds an extra blank line, which I don't
>> want.
> You have to update Org. I fixed it yesterday (shortly before answering
> your message)

Thank you! You (and many who work on Org) have this very nice habit -
when you see that something in Org is broken, you mostly just go and fix
it. I appreciate the work that all of you do.

>>> If you want a line break on every line, use #+OPTIONS: \n:t
>> This gave me exactly what I was looking for, thank you. My line breaks are
>> preserved, but no new ones are added.
>> (The old ASCII exporter preserved line breaks, without using any OPTIONS.)
> The old ASCII exporter didn't format paragraphs properly.

So now I know about #+OPTIONS: \n:t , and also the new exporter should
just do it correctly anyway, since you fixed it? Perfect. Thanks again
for your help.


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