[NTG-context] context -> docx ??

Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد ishamid at colostate.edu
Wed Jan 14 19:44:02 CET 2015

Hi Marcin,

On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:34:21 -0700, Marcin Borkowski  
<mbork at wmi.amu.edu.pl> wrote:

> On 2015-01-13, at 20:59, Idris Samawi Hamid ادريس سماوي حامد  
> <ishamid at colostate.edu> wrote:
>> Dear gang,
>> I'm currently writing a paper with very basic typographical needs:
>> blockquotes, emphasis, bibliography, perhaps a graphic or two. The
>> publisher wants the thing in Word, naturally. The last time I did
>> something like this I set up a markdown document and just exported it to
>> both docx and to context. For simple documents this is at least  
>> workable,
>> but I'd prefer to write in context, not markdown.
> While I /do/ understand you (it's the same with me, only that I'm more
> comfortable with LaTeX), have you considered Org-mode?  It's
> similar to markdown (though better IMHO), but it comes with great
> support in Emacs.  And you get export to odt "for free".  (Also to
> LaTeX, though unfortunately not to ConTeXt; OTOH, writing a ConTeXt
> exporter should be fairly easy, and a simple exporter could be done in
> a few days - the framework for writing exporters to different formats is
> very well done.  Incidentally, there's also a Markdown exporter, so you
> could probably get to ConTeXt via markdown).

Thank you, Marcin, for introducing me to Org-mode. OTOH, I decided some  
years ago that the Emacs lifestyle is a bit too much for me :-)

Best wishes
Idris Samawi Hamid
Professor of Philosophy
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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