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Re: quotes/invoices

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: quotes/invoices
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:47:44 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13001 (Ma Gnus v0.10) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Gour <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> I did move lot of my stuff to Emacs-related packages and now wonder if I
> could replace PHP/MySQL app for creating business quotes and invoices
> with some adequate Emacs package?
> It should be able to keep records of posted quotes and invoices, items
> (we sell services) as well as database of our clients along with ability
> to create nice PDF output.
> Any hint?
> Considering I'm new to Emacs, please, take into consideration I'm not
> (yet) too familiar with Elisp hackery.

Many people use Org for doing things like this: it provides a nice way
to create structured documents, duplicate that structure, create
(simple) data stores, operate on that data with more or less complicated
program snippets, and export the whole mess to a variety of formats,
including PDF via Latex.

If you're a new emacs user you might find it a wee bit overwhelming to
be learning emacs and org at the same time, but in the long run it would
probably be worth it. There's a separate (and very active) Org mailing
list as well.


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