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Re: [O] Breaking up long #+TBLFM line?

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] Breaking up long #+TBLFM line?
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 12:42:09 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Loris Bennett" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Karl,
> Karl Voit <address@hidden> writes:
>> * Loris Bennett <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>> Hi!
>>> Is there any way to break up an overly long #+TBLFM line?
>> The question is: why?
> Because, purely aesthetically, I don't like having a #+TBLFM line which
> is 240 characters long when the window (and the table in it) is less
> than chars wide.
>> My guess: you're missing the C-c ' (org-edit-special) which offers
>> you a user-friendly way to modify formulas.
> You're right, I did know about C-c ' but not with table formulae.  Nice!
> However, I still don't like the long #+TBLFM, although it's not going to
> kill me.

That's good, because I think you'll have to live with it :-)

There is support for multiple TBLFM lines, but not in the way you want:
they are alternatives, rather than cumulative - see

(info "(org) Editing and debugging formulas")

the section entitled "Using multiple #+TBLFM lines".


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