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Re: General heading in a table in org-mode


From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: General heading in a table in org-mode
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 10:06:23 +0200
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 address@hidden wrote:

> On Jun 7, 6:22 am, Cecil Westerhof <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I like the table possibility in org-mode. But I would like a general
>> heading possibility. Like:
>>
>> |--------------+-----------------|
>> | general description            |
>> |--------------+-----------------|
>> | field1       | field2          |
>> |--------------+-----------------|
>> | description1 | value2          |
>> | .            | .               |
>> | .            | .               |
>> | .            | .               |
>> | descriptionn | valuen          |
>> |--------------+-----------------|
>> | total        | vsum(@address@hidden) |
>> |--------------+-----------------|
>>
>> Is this possible?
> 
> No, this is not possible.

I was afraid for that. ;-}


> You can do this using the table.el package 
> that is also
> part of Emacs 22, but in other ways these tables have much less
> features that
> org-mode's (for example, they cannot compute.

That is not an option for me. I use it, because they compute.


> Or, why don't you just put the general header over the table by hand,
> like
> 
>       General Header
> | table | fields |start | here |

Is an option. The only problem is tathat when the table changes, I have to
change the header also, but I can life with that.


> Hope this helps

It does.



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