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Re: [O] Using Emacs, Org-mode and R for Research Writing in Social Scien

From: Vikas Rawal
Subject: Re: [O] Using Emacs, Org-mode and R for Research Writing in Social Sciences
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 10:38:44 +0200

>> May be I should specify the packages that are being called, so the user can 
>> make sure those are installed or modify the config file. But I prefer the 
>> basic set of LaTeX packages being called by default rather than being added 
>> in every file.
> This will be a problem when one of your collaborators doesn't use your config 
> files.
> There are many packages for tabular/table environments.
> Having them in the document gives a strong hint that there is something 
> different that may collide with the packages another user prefers. (No-one 
> can agree on a basic set of LaTeX packages:-)
> If you keep them in the configuration file, the user has to extract the 
> relevant information 
> (setq org-latex-default-packages-alist …)
> from your configuration and add it to their configuration file.
> You can always supply a template file with all the relevant
> definitions.
> You can even have lines like
> #+LaTeX_HEADER: \usepackage{tabulary}   % provides column specification LCRJ
> #+LaTeX_HEADER: \usepackage{threeparttable} % A table with cation and notes
> #+LaTeX_HEADER: \renewcommand{\TPTminimum}{\linewidth} % configure 
> threeparttable
> #+Latex_HEADER: %\usepackage{tgschola}  % enable to use the Schola font
> #+Latex_HEADER: %\usepackage{tgbonum} % enable to use the Bonum font
> #+Latex_HEADER: %\usepackage{tgpagella} % enable to use the Pagella font
> #+Latex_HEADER: \usepackage[urw-garamond]{mathdesign} \linespread{1.0609}

This may be a better solution. We could even provide a separate file with 
sample lines that need to go at the top, which can be modified if needed, to be 
called in using #+INCLUDE: into a document.

Since Suvayu has offered to have a go at modifying the document for Worg, I 
would wait for him to do what he thinks may be best. 


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