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Re: [O] CV in orgmode for export to pdf (and html?)

From: Rainer M Krug
Subject: Re: [O] CV in orgmode for export to pdf (and html?)
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:28:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (darwin)

Brady Trainor <address@hidden> writes:

> On 9/19/2014 2:18 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>> Hi
>> - How do you do it (I don't assume you write your CVs in Word?), or are
>> you using LaTeX directly?
> Nice question, I will enjoy reading all the examples in this thread.
> For a bit, I tried to make org do everything, like export resumes to 
> Word, Writer, LaTeX and ASCII from one tree. Eventually, I couldn't 
> justify managing all the moving parts, but maybe one day...

I am only thinking about export to LaTeX / pdf and html, but ASCII might
be nice as well.

> So I abandoned the export to word processors, though I had succeeded in 
> applying template files. Too much going on behind the scenes for me, and 
> requests for Word resumes should be rare enough that I just have notes 
> on how to quickly format a resume there. After all, with so many OS and 
> fonts, sending a Word document across OS can have unpredictable results. 
> PDF or plain text is the way to go. (Interpretive dance is okay too.)

Completely agree - it would not be worth to keep that route up for a

> And I did have a decent export to LaTeX resume from org, but after 
> discovering moderncv, I've switched, though I will be curious to read 
> others' methods of org-to-moderncv export.

Yes - moderncv looks nice. Would be interested in suggestions as well.



> But what I do still use is export to ASCII, as editing an ASCII resume 
> layout is a pain. Here is the crux of my template for that
> #+OPTIONS: toc:nil num:nil
> #+NAME: setup # I have no idea what this line is for, I found it on worg
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :results silent :exports none
> (setq org-ascii-headline-spacing '(0 . 1))
> (setq org-ascii-inner-margin 5)
> (setq org-ascii-underline '((ascii nil ?= nil)))
> * resume :export:
> Brady Trainor\\
> address@hidden -- (206) 898-4124
> ** Experience
> *** Jan 0000-Present     Position
> Location\\
> Job description.
> ... etc.
> This is nice for sites that seem to prefer plain text, or demand it. I'm 
> considering removing the centering, as some sites seem to remove the 
> whitespace up to first character (B).
> Brady

Rainer M. Krug
email: Rainer<at>krugs<dot>de
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