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Re: Mode for Manuscripts?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Mode for Manuscripts?
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:29:32 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>      Yeah, it's a funny way to format text, but it's the format required 
> for manuscript submissions to publishers. Since emacs is such a great 
> editor, perhaps the best on the planet, I'm sure there is a mode already
> constructed for this sort of format you see here in the body of this
> email.

I think it's worth it to follow the lead of LaTeX and other systems that
try to distinguish between the content and the presentation.

I.e. edit the text in whatever format you like (if you like double-spacing
on screen, you can tell Emacs to place more pixels between lines) and then
use something like `pr -d' to "compile" your text into what the
publisher wants.  The conversion between the two formats can be done
when loading/saving the file or at any other time.

If you really want to edit the ascii-double-space version of the document
directly, then I'm afraid you'll have to work harder.


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