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Re: [O] org-writers-room sort of works! just in time for NaNoWriMo

From: Ivan Andrus
Subject: Re: [O] org-writers-room sort of works! just in time for NaNoWriMo
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2013 00:07:24 -0600

Looks cool.  I already opened one issue on github.  :-)


On Oct 31, 2013, at 10:00 PM, Matt Price <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have just pushed a more-or-less-working version of my "Org Writer's
> Room" mode to github:
> https://github.com/titaniumbones/org-writers-room
> It's a very simple set of mostly-trivial minor modes that creates a
> Scrivener-like writing environment for org users.  put
> org-writers-room.el in your load path, load or require it, and then,
> in an org-mode file, type M-x org-writers-room.  This will close all
> but one of your existing windows, split the remaining window into 3
> columns, and populate them as follows:
> - left-hand column contains your unnarrowed original org file.
> Ideally it should be org-global-cycle'd to "children" but I can't see
> how to instruct org-cycle or org-global-cycle to set visibility to a
> particular level.  (I would also like to have the entire "PROPERTIES"
> drawer and ALL NON-HEADING CONTENTS of the heading hidden at all
> times, but I can't figure that out either).
> - wide center column contains an indirect buffer narrowed to the
> subtree at point in the main buffer.
> - right-hand column contains a second indirect buffer narrowed to the
> properties drawer of the subtree at point.
> In the left-hand column, press C-c C-x b or just RET on a heading to
> "activate" it and place its contents in the other two columns.
> It could definitely be a lot better but it's not so terrible!  It
> allows you to have an overview of the project as a whole, a clean view
> of the section you're writing at the moment, and a look over at the
> metadata -- the "back of the index card" from Scrivener -- to remind
> you of what you're trying to do in the setion you're currently
> writing.
> I would really like to make the metadata part more robust, with maybe
> some functions that let you edit the property values without touching
> the property names, and perhaps some fontlock trickery to make it look
> prettier.  Siilarly, I'd like to do a bit more with the guide and evne
> with the main section.  Eventually, I'd also like to make it
> compatible with zotero-plain so I can start to use citations properly
> in org-mode instead of inserting them post-facto in libreoffice
> (ugh!).    But for now I'm pleased it works at all.
> I would love it if people would try it out.  It should be much more
> stable than the last, awful version I posted some months ago.  The
> code is very simple and mostly just
> (1) rewrites the org functions for dealing with indirect buffers, so
> that the indirect buffers don't need to be clones of the parent buffer
> (2) changes some keybindings
> (3) sets up the stable window configuration described above.
> I would really love it if some other people would try it out, and (oh
> please!) suggest/implement improvements.  I am well aware of my
> terrible coding limitations.
> Thank you,
> matt
> PS, the readme on github is a little out of date, but the code itself
> is mostly documented so I hope that helps.  Though there's no general
> documentation at the top of the file -- oops, sorry.
> <org-writers-room.png>

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