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Re: Want to write up quick balance sheet, etc. Via tables?


From: David Combs
Subject: Re: Want to write up quick balance sheet, etc. Via tables?
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 18:57:29 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Andreas Röhler  <address@hidden> wrote:
>Am 09.09.2013 00:17, schrieb Pascal J. Bourguignon:
>> address@hidden (David Combs) writes:
>>
>>> MY QUESTION:
>>>
>>> How to make it easy, almost foolproof, to be able to quickly format
>>> the stuff I type in.
>>
>>
>> Type stuff:
>>
>> cash       20,000          short term debt   89,000
>> cash      20,000          short term debt   89,000
>> cash       20,000         short term debt   89,000
>> cash      20,000         short term debt   89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt    89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>>
>> Select it, type M-x align-cols RET and get:
>>
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>> cash       20,000          short term debt     89,000
>>
>>
>
>Put into a buffer in org-mode
>
>After replacing commata by dots
>
>M-x org-table-convert-region
>
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>| cash | 20.000 | short | term | debt | 89.000 |
>
>

And then convert them back to commas, right?

Or in case periods in text, convert commas to XYZ,
and later back to commas.

Thanks!

David



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