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Re: [O] List of figures

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] List of figures
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:55:50 -0500

Maybe I am missing something, what would the utility of #+toc: figures be? Is it only for export?

I would make a link:  [[elisp:org-list-of-figures]] where org-list-of-figures is an emacs-lisp function that would parse the buffer and present you with a list of clickable links to the figures. You could alternatively make this a new org-link, so you could also specify how it exports, eg.

[[lof:click-me][List of Figures]]

That would be pure org-markup, and make org more useful, and it would also happen to support LaTeX export too. I guess you would recognize figures as extensions in the file links.


John Kitchin
Associate Professor
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
Aloha Nicolas,

Nicolas Goaziou <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> address@hidden (Thomas S. Dye) writes:
>> I can imagine that a list of figures is a difficult problem in some
>> other back-ends.  However, its absence in LaTeX export seems unusual.
> Org doesn't cover all LaTeX facilities. There are #+LATEX:
> and #+BEGIN_LATEX...#+END_LATEX to fill the gap.
>> Would it make sense to have this work as expected for LaTeX export (and
>> perhaps other back-ends where it does make sense)
> We can start to discuss what a good implementation could be for major
> back-ends. But implementing it for LaTeX only is, IMO, not worth the
> trouble:
>   #+toc: figures
> vs.
>   #+latex: \listoffigures

AFAICT the new exporter works flawlessly.  I'm confident that it will
let me produce LaTeX to any practical specification.

My original query came about because I was trying to write Org markup
and *not* drop down to LaTeX.  In this context--Org as a lightweight
markup language--the possibility of creating all but one of the
"lists-of" with #+TOC: seems like the markup language core is missing a

I look forward to the discussion of implementations for the major
back-ends. Let me know if I can help in any way.

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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