On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 08:24:18PM +1100, Jason White wrote: > > 1. What tools do people use to generate latex tables under emacs? I > > really don't have time to code them all by hand and I read there are a > > few options under emacs. For generating latex tables, what is the most > > efficient option? > > > for anything involving LaTeX, Auctex mode under Emacs is the best option. It is nice. When you generate LaTeX tables, do you use the table-insert function in emacs and then table-generate to create a LaTeX formatted table? when you get a table that looks like: +--+--+ | | | +--+--+ | | | +--+--+ How can you navigate it using emacspeak? Is this how I should fill in the table? table-generate doesn't seem to like it, what am I doing wrong? +--+--+ |a1 |b2 | +--+--+ | 12 |33 | +--+--+ It says table not found here when I select the region with the table and do m-x table-generate. Any ideas why? > > on windows to code their pages. I tend to use emacs and write the code > > out manually. Obviously this is more time consuming, so are there tools > > that can help me out with this? I'm using html, and anything that can > > speed up changing fonts, manipulating tables etc would be really good. > > You have several options. > > 1. Don't try to use tables and font elements for layout, learn CSS instead. > There should be good tutorials on the Web somewhere. You should then write > your HTML as cleanly and simply as you can, and use CSS to control the fonts, > positioning, etc. This also helps accessibility considerably as it avoids the > misuse of HTML elements. I will definitely look into that. > 2. If you don't need to manipulate the HTML directly, you can use > restructuredtext or a similar format to write your document, and have it > automatically converted to HTML. Again I'll find out more about this. > > 3. If you're planning to write in XHTML (therefore using XML rather than HTML > syntax), use nxml-mode under Emacs 23, which can also validate your document > as you write it. What is the advantage of using xml over html though? In other words are you saying avoid coding in html? Thanks, Dan
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