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[O] Manual errata suggestions

From: TonyMc
Subject: [O] Manual errata suggestions
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:32:48 +0100


I have read through the org mode manual (something I have meant to redo
for ages) and found some typos, or sentences that might be worded more
felicitously. I updated my org-mode from 9.1.1 to 9.1.2 part way
through this reading, so some of the items may already have been fixed.

My suggestions are after the -> below, with headings for the relevant

2.5 Structure Editing

subtrees of the same level than the marked subtree  -> of the same level
as the marked subtree

2.10 Footnotes

If it is a the definition  -> at the definition

3.2 Column width and alignment

In the example of fixed width columns, should there be a <6> in the top
row of the left-hand table?

3.3 Column groups

Why does the header line of the first table wrap e.g., sqrt(N) in
tildes, but not the header line in the second table?

3.5.8 Editing and debugging formulas

If you would like see  -> like to see

3.5.10 Advanced features

Such names must start by an alphabetic character  -> start with an 

5.1 Basic TODO functionality

See also see  -> See also 

5.2.3 Multiple keyword sets in one file

‘S-<left>’ and ‘S-<right>’ and walk through  -> omit second and Column attributes

If more than one summary type apply to the property  -> applies to

9.1 Capture

John Wiegley excellent  -> Wiegley's

9.4 Protocols for external access

Org protocol is a mean to trigger  -> a means (or "provides a way to

10.1 Agenda files

When with a prefix argument - > When used with (or when called with)

11.4 Images and Tables

if a link to an image files  -> an image file

11.6 Special symbols

Entities may also be used as a may to escape markup  -> as a way

12.7 ASCII/Latin-1/UTF-8 export

This is the most simplest and direct text output.  -> simplest and most

It does not contain any Org markup either.  -> omit either

12.8 Beamer export

tree structure into a high-quality interactive slides -> omit "a"

12.8.4 Beamer specific syntax

at the beginning the object -> of the object

12.12.5 Applying custom styles

To apply and ODT style -> an ODT style

12.12.8 Images in ODT export

The dimensions of this size is measured in centimeters.  -> are measured
12.12.12 Advanced topics in ODT export - Creating one-off styles

Such direct formatting are useful -> is useful

12.12.12 Advanced topics in ODT export - Customizing tables in ODT

Footnote references and numbering of steps in a sequence are confused in
this section.

12.14.6 Headings and sectioning structure

to an equivalent Texinfo structuring commands.  -> omit "an"

12.17 Advanced configuration

specific parts of conversion process  -> the conversion process

13.1.2 Sources and destinations for files

There is no space between the variable and its description in this list.

13.1.4 Publishing action

But you also can publish  -> But you can also publish

(Footnote 1) If the publishing directory is the same than the source
directory, ‘file.org’ will be exported as ‘file.org.org’, so probably
don’t want to do this.  -> If the publishing directory is the same as
the source directory... so you probably don't want...

13.1.6 Links between published files

Eventually, links between published documents  -> Finally instead of

13.2 Uploading files

preferable not to use the built in  -> built-in

14.7 Languages

Additional documentation for some languages are at  -> is at

14.8.2 Specific header arguments

In some subsections, examples are introduced with "Usage example".  In
others they are introduced with "Example".  It might be better to be
consistent here. ‘:var’

query and pass file name  -> pas the file name ‘:file-ext’

auto generated  -> auto-generated ‘:dir’ and remote execution

supply a remote s directory  -> should "s" be omitted here? ‘:rownames’

can take on values ‘yes’ or ‘no’ values.  -> remove one of the "values" ‘:post’

When ‘:post’ has any value, Org binds the results to ‘*this*’ variable
for easy passing to *note var:: header argument specifications.  -> This
sentence seems to be missing at least one word.

or for even  -> or even for ‘:prologue’

See also see  -> omit one "see" ‘:results output’

as as text results  -> omit one "as" ‘:results value’

Even those that do support, such as ‘Python’ and ‘Haskell’, they impose
-> Suggest: "Even languages such as 'Python' and 'Haskell' that do
support interactive evaluation impose..." ‘:results output’

Org concatenates whatever text output emitted by the interpreter  ->
the output from the interpreter

Note that this collection is not the same as collected from  -> as that
collected from (or "that would be collected from")

15.3 Speed keys

Emacs keychords  -> Suggest: Emacs key chords

This section also refers the reader to the docstring for the variable
org-speed-commands-user, which contains the following typo:
The car if each entry  -> The car of each entry

15.4 Code evaluation and security issues

execution of ‘ditaa’ code +blocks  -> omit "+"

15.7 The very busy C-c C-c key

Its uses are well-documented through out this manual  -> well documented
throughout this manual

15.8 A cleaner outline view

Because Org makes the font color same as the background color to hide to
stars  -> the same as the background color to hide the stars

15.10.1 Packages that Org cooperates with

recognizes such tables and export them properly.  -> exports them

15.10.2 Packages that conflict with Org mode

If you want make the windmove function active  -> want to make

15.11 org-crypt.el

will be automatically be encrypted  -> omit one "be"

A.5 Context-sensitive commands

facilities for building context sensitive commands  -> context-sensitive

These context sensitive commands  -> context-sensitive

A.6 Tables and lists in arbitrary syntax

Because of Org’s success in handling tables with Orgtbl, a frequently
asked feature is to Org’s usability functions to other table formats
native to other modem’s, such as LaTeX.  -> Suggest: Due to Org's
success in handling tables with Orgtbl, a frequently requested feature
is the use of Org's table functions in other modes, e.g., LaTeX

He did by turning  -> He did this by

A.6.1 Radio tables

the key to finding the target location are  -> The key ... is ...

A.6.2 A LaTeX example of radio tables

environment provided by ‘comment.sty’  -> It would be good to have
comment.sty become a hyperlink to

After editing, ‘C-c C-c’ inserts translated table  -> the translated

A.6.4 Radio lists

Built-in translators functions are:  -> translator

A.7 Dynamic blocks

These command  -> commands

To syntax  -> Not sure what is intended here

A.8 Special agenda views

this is a multi step search process  -> multi-step


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