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## Re: [O] Help with new exporter

 From: Thomas S. Dye Subject: Re: [O] Help with new exporter Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:00:45 -1000

Hi John,

I think your search string might better be "", or something along
those lines (perhaps it needs to be "\$\$").

hth,
Tom

> Hi, list --
>
> I understand the value of working on this myself -- what better way to
> learn? -- but after a few hours of reading the docs and scouring the
> list, I've reached the point of seeking at least a hint for where to go.
> focus rather narrowly on the problem here to keep the email relatively
> short.)
>
> I'm trying to export to a pdf, using Phil Hirschhorn's exam.cls. The
> document class definition I have (thanks, Robert!) gets me almost to
> where I need to be. However, it leaves me with square brackets at
> several points in the tex file. I need to delete those brackets.
>
> That is, I need to change "\begin[]{questions}" to
> "{\begin{questions}".
>
> Following Charles's advice, I'm trying to define and use a filter.
> However, I know little enough about LaTeX and lisp that I can't figure
> out why what I have isn't working. At the risk of making it very clear I
> know even less than nothing, here's what I've worked up:
>
>    (defun jr-org-delete-brackets-from-tex-file
>       (text backend info)
>       (while (re-search-forward "\\[]" nil t)
>       (replace-match ""))
>       text)
>
>               'jr-org-delete-brackets-from-tex-file)
>
> This doesn't work.
>
> Can someone at least give me a hint on what I need to do differently?
>
> Thanks very much.

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Thomas S. Dye
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