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Re: [O] LaTex export questions

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] LaTex export questions
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 19:27:26 -0400
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Steven Arntson <address@hidden> writes:

> Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:
>> Steven Arntson <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Rick,
>>> Your google search to find the "sffms" style package seems like it could
>>> be the perfect answer to my quandary. I'm trying now to get my head
>>> around acquiring it. I don't have a great track record with installing
>>> things, and try to use package management systems when I can.
>>> Sffms is located on CTAN (which I'm learning about as I write
>>> this!). I'm running Ubuntu, and believe I have TexLive installed, but
>>> have never tried its package management system.
>>> What's a good way to proceed here?
>> You can search for packages containing a file:
>> $ dpkg -S sffms.cls
>> texlive-latex-extra: /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/latex/sffms/sffms.cls
>> So you need to install texlive-latex-extra:
>> # apt-get install texlive-latex-extra
>> You'll probably need to be root for that (or use the graphical thingie
>> that will ask for your password).
>> Nick
> That dpkg search is a great thing to know about! So I just went through
> the install process, and it turns out I already have the files in
> question. I just haven't gotten them working yet. The website for sffms
> says I need to put the following into my doc:
> \documentclass{sffms}
> \author{Lois McMaster Bujold}
> \title{Komarr}
> \begin{document}
> Your story goes here.
> \end{document}
> Which seems encouragingly simple, but I'm a little confused about using
> this LaTex markup in the context of an org document. Org has its own
> markup to pass to latex for these I think, like #+AUTHOR. Is there
> a similar one for \documentclass ?

You will need to add a class to org-latex-classes. You should read the
documentation for the variable with C-h v org-latex-classes RET.

You can try customizing this variable but I find the customize interface
to it somewhat confusing, so I prefer to do it by hand - you need to add
something like this to the end of your initialization file (you probably
just need chapters):

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(setq sa/sffms-latex-class '("novel" "\\documentclass{sffms}"
  ("\\chapter{%s}" . "\\chapter*{%s}")
  ("\\section{%s}" . "\\section*{%s}")
  ("\\subsection{%s}" . "\\subsection*{%s}")
  ("\\subsubsection{%s}" . "\\subsubsection*{%s}")))

(eval-after-load "ox-latex"
                 '(add-to-list 'org-latex-classes sa/sffms-latex-class))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Then your org file should look like this:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
#+LATEX_CLASS: novel
#+TITLE: Fahrenheit 451
#+AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
#+OPTIONS: toc:nil

* The Hearth and the Salamander

It was a pleasure to burn.

It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, blackened
and /changed/.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Note  that the latex class is known as "novel" to org because of
the way I defined sa/sffms-latex-class. You could call it whatever
you want, by changing the two instances of "novel".

That's a beginning but you will probably have to modify some other
things.  Just put them in a style file, say misc.sty:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
\runningtitle{Fahrenheit 451}
\authorname{Ray Bradbury}
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

plus any other settings from the sfmms documentation you think are
necessary, and add a line to your .org file:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
#+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage{misc}
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

to pick them up. That should get you some way towards your goal.


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