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Re: [O] Export attached image files

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: [O] Export attached image files
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:42:12 +0200
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Johan Ekh <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks for your answer Suvayu!
> Sorry for being unclear. What I mean is that when I write reports or
> papers using org-mode and latex exporter it is natural 
> to take care in storing my image files in a structured way on my disk
> and use links in org-mode to incorporate the images
> in my latex document. These image files will live on my disk more or
> less forever.
> But if I write a note or some guide for myself regarding usage of some
> software, or the settings in my router, I would like
> to take a series of screenshots, quickly incorporate them into an org
> file together with some text without having to rename
> the screenshots with suitable names and organize them on my disk etc.
> I'd like org-mode to store the images somewhere
> in a data directory as an attachment, but of course I'd like the
> screenshots to be incorporated in the pdf-file when I export it. 

I don't understand why org-attachments are not good enough for your use
case? (info "(org)Attachments")

Especially if you're using

(setq org-link-abbrev-alist '(("att" . org-attach-expand-link)))

for conveniently accessing your data...


> Is this possible?
> BR / Johan
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Suvayu Ali
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Hi Johan,
>     On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:05:53PM +0200, Johan Ekh wrote:
>     > Hi all,
>     > How can I include attached image files in my pdf-file which is
>     generated by
>     > the latex exporter.
>     Short answer: not possible.
>     > I know how to work with links but what if I want to
>     > quickly attach files and then delete the files from my hard disk
>     and only
>     > have them as attachments in my org-file?
>     If you delete a file from the disk, attaching it won't help
>     either. Org
>     files are plain text, attachments are also stored as references.
>     It
>     would help us understand better if you could elaborate a bit on
>     what is
>     your eventual goal?
>     Cheers,
>     --
>     Suvayu
>     Open source is the future. It sets us free.

Best wishes

H. Dieter Wilhelm

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