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[O] Near real-time preview of PDF/ODT export?

From: Bastien
Subject: [O] Near real-time preview of PDF/ODT export?
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:59:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Dear all,

Richard Stallman started a thread on emacs-devel on how to let Emacs
do WYSIWG word processing:

  "25 years ago I hoped we would extend Emacs to do WYSIWG word
  processing.  That is why we added text properties and variable width
  fonts.  However, more features are still needed to achieve this.
  Could people please start working on the features that are needed?"

This hit the news: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6773529

I don't want to fork the thread and import the discussion here,
instead I'd like to discuss a feature for Org that I think would be

How far are we from allowing users to preview an exported Org buffer
into a separate window, and displaying either a PDF or an ODT document
through DocView?

Since Org can already perform export asynchronously, maybe all what we
need is to create a function for `write-file-hooks' that exports in the
background and display the document in another window.

Maybe someone already have such a setup?

Would you be interested in having it?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

* See http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.devel/165543


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