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Re: Book writing mode?

From: Raimund Kohl-Fuechsle
Subject: Re: Book writing mode?
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:20:12 +0200

On Wed, 26 May 2004 12:44:19 -0400
"address@hidden" <address@hidden> wrote:

> address@hidden wrote:

> > Is there any more then me out there who write articles, books or
> >longer storys and uses Emacs? If so what mode do you use for easy
> >editing and do write your text using HTML, DocBook etc or so for
> >easy publishing?
> >
> > /juman

>  That's exactly what I do. I'm a free-lance news reporter (local
> government and features) in the U.S. who works from home. I figure
> Emacs makes me at least a third more productive, at least I like to
> think so. I'm also working on my third book.
> [...]
>  As you can see from my signature I've written two books. I'm
> working on a third. I wrote them using LaTeX using Auctex mode. It's
> quite handy (Thanks David Kastrup). It colors the tags and even puts
> in some of them using keyboard shortcuts. There's are even shortcuts
> for processing (compiling) the LaTeX file and popping up the
> viewer. Emacs and Auctex make LaTeX fiendishly efficient. Its only
> drawback is it doesn't seem to like refill mode so you're back to
> M-qing again. For printing on paper, or for making PDFs, LaTeX is
> the best.

To the best of my knowlegde there is a modification of AucTeX (or so?)
to have it as a tool creating ConTeXt scripts ... I haven't had time
yet to discover on my own.  I want to mention ConTeXt for two reason:
It's far closer to ascii and it's very handsome to also produce pdf,
or pdf and ps in one process, so to say.  Postscript and pdf is
usually accepted from publishers.


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