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Re: [AUCTeX] Some hints for editing tables

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Some hints for editing tables
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:27:28 +0100
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On 2015-11-19, at 09:36, jfbu <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Mosè and Joost,
> Le 18 nov. 2015 à 23:52, Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> Hi Joost,
>> 2015-11-17 13:18 GMT+01:00 Joost Kremers <address@hidden>:
>>> If you do decide to take on the challenge, here's a few things to take
>>> into consideration:
>> Well, it was more a dream than a declaration of action, I'm not going
>> to work on that ;-)   org has its own simple syntax for tables and it
>> works very well, but editing real LaTeX tables requires much more
>> attention, for example they can be split over lines (I don't think
>> it's the case for org).
> I am going off-topic here, but it could be possible to address this
> issue at the TeX level: I mean by this define a LaTeX environment for
> tables which would use org-syntax. Thus you could have the goodies
> you mention on the Emacs editing side, and the LaTeX compilation would
> proceed directly.
> For example TeX allows at the inner core any choice of character for
> tabulation in alignments, thus we could use | rather than &. Of course
> higher level structures will perhaps really need a &, but then they
> can be rewritten to work with |. (use of | as tabulation means one
> has to address how to use it as standard character elsewhere)
> (for example the table in the screenshot provided by Joost can definitely
> be analyzed at TeX macro level, if the goal is to produce simple centered
> columns; I don't know how org says to use left or right aligned columns)
> I mention this as a theoretical possibility ! 

You mean, something like this?

> (and now I am going to go and check org documentation for
> its table syntax and realize I posted too hastily this...)


Marcin Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University

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