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Re: [O] Confused about list indentation

From: Guido Van Hoecke
Subject: Re: [O] Confused about list indentation
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 08:44:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (darwin)


Leonard Avery Randall <address@hidden> writes:

> Guido Van Hoecke wrote:
>> I am a bit confused about indentation in the example at node
>> '2.7 Plain Lists' in the Org info file:
>> [quote]
>> ** Lord of the Rings
>>    My favorite scenes are (in this order)
>>    1. The attack of the Rohirrim
>>    2. Eowyn's fight with the witch king
>>       + this was already my favorite scene in the book
>>       + I really like Miranda Otto.
>>    3. Peter Jackson being shot by Legolas
>>       - on DVD only
>>       He makes a really funny face when it happens.
>>    But in the end, no individual scenes matter but the film as a whole.
>>    Important actors in this film are:
>>    - Elijah Wood :: He plays Frodo
>>    - Sean Austin :: He plays Sam, Frodo's friend.  I still remember
>>      him very well from his role as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies.
>> [unquote]
>> The last line aligns the word 'him' directly under 'Sean', which
>> is what I expect.
>> The 'He makes a really...' sentence is aligned under the list hyphen,
>> rather than under 'on DVD...'
>> Is this not inconsistent? I'd expect it to be indented two extra
>> positions to the right, similar to the last sentence.
> I believe the reason for the disparity is that 'He makes a really
> funny face', is supposed to be associated with 'Peter Jackson being
> shot by legolas' rather than 'on DVD only'. I believe the example is
> supposed to show that list items can contain both subsidiary lists and
> whole paragraphs. If the paragraph were supposed to be associated with
> the lower level list item it would be indented as you expected. 

How does org decide that 'He makes a really...' is not associated with
the current list item? What keystrokes are required to produce this
alignment or the one with the extra indentation?


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