There is a patch from me waiting to be incorporated into org mode that lets one use booktabs as export for normal org tables.

You can find it @ http://patchwork.newartisans.com/patch/1016/ On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 2:21 PM, John Hendy <jw.he...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM, Thomas S. Dye <t...@tsdye.com> wrote: > >> Hi John, >> >> The Library of Babel comes with your Org-mode distribution. >> >> You'll find it at /contrib/babel/library-of-babel.org >> >> > I guess you learn something new every day! > > >> In the org file, look for >> * Tables >> ** LaTeX Table Export >> >> There should be functions booktabs and booktabs-notes. >> >> One way to use booktabs is described here: >> >> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org-latex-export.html#sec-13-2 >> >> > I'll check these out. Looked at the worg howto. Not a huge fan of the > method, especially with hiding my tables, but I'll give it a shot. I figure > there's got to be a simpler way; just change the first \hline -> \toprule > and the bottom one to \bottomrule; \midrules in between. > > Thanks again, > John > > >> hth, >> Tom >> >> John Hendy <jw.he...@gmail.com> writes: >> >> > On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Thomas S. Dye <t...@tsdye.com> wrote: >> > >> >> Hi John, >> >> >> >> Agreed, booktabs makes good looking tables. >> >> >> >> Check out your Library of Babel. There should be a couple of >> functions >> >> there that will help you go from Org mode to booktabs. >> >> >> >> >> > Haven't done much with babel other than writing code blocks. Do you mean >> > this page? >> > --- http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/library-of-babel.html >> > >> > Thanks for the suggestion. Feeling a bit lost, but am happy to look >> around >> > for something that seems similar. I have no elisp-fu, so it'll need to >> be >> > pretty darn similar :) >> > >> > >> > John >> > >> > >> >> hth, >> >> Tom >> >> >> >> John Hendy <jw.he...@gmail.com> writes: >> >> >> >> > Greetings, >> >> > >> >> > >> >> > I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables the >> other >> >> > day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the "Professional >> >> > tables" section. [1] [2] >> >> > >> >> > I really, really liked it's formatting, especially since one of my >> column >> >> > headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the >> \hlines >> >> > extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the >> >> booktabs >> >> > package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. I >> >> ended >> >> > up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block. >> >> > >> >> > Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The >> >> > formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the >> booktabs >> >> > package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of >> >> \hlines. >> >> > In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of >> the >> >> > booktab specific lines, you'll get a "regular" tabular table. >> >> > >> >> > Any thoughts on this? >> >> > >> >> > >> >> > Best regards, >> >> > John >> >> > >> >> > ----- >> >> > [1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables >> >> > [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/ >> >> > Greetings,I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on >> tables >> >> the other day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the >> >> "Professional tables" section. [1] [2] >> >> > I really, really liked it's formatting, especially since one of >> my >> >> column headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the >> >> \hlines extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as >> the >> >> booktabs package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the >> table. >> >> I ended up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block. >> >> > Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The >> >> formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs >> >> package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of >> \hlines. >> >> In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the >> >> booktab specific lines, you'll get a "regular" tabular table. >> >> > Any thoughts on this?Best regards,John-----[1] >> >> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables >> >> > [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/ >> >> >> >> -- >> >> Thomas S. Dye >> >> http://www.tsdye.com >> >> >> > On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 2:12 PM, Thomas S. Dye <span dir="ltr"><mailto: >> t...@tsdye.com></span> wrote: >> > Hi John, >> > >> > Agreed, booktabs makes good looking tables. >> > >> > Check out your Library of Babel. There should be a couple of functions >> > there that will help you go from Org mode to booktabs. >> > Haven't done much with babel other than writing code blocks. Do you >> mean this page?--- >> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/babel/library-of-babel.html >> > Thanks for the suggestion. Feeling a bit lost, but am happy to look >> around for something that seems similar. I have no elisp-fu, so it'll >> need to be pretty darn similar :) >> > John >> > hth, >> > Tom >> > >> > John Hendy <mailto:jw.he...@gmail.com> writes: >> > >> >> Greetings, >> >> >> >> >> >> I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on tables the >> other >> >> day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the "Professional >> >> tables" section. [1] [2] >> >> >> >> I really, really liked it's formatting, especially since one of my >> column >> >> headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the \hlines >> >> extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the >> booktabs >> >> package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. I >> ended >> >> up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block. >> >> >> >> Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The >> >> formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs >> >> package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of >> \hlines. >> >> In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the >> >> booktab specific lines, you'll get a "regular" tabular table. >> >> >> >> Any thoughts on this? >> >> >> >> >> >> Best regards, >> >> John >> >> >> >> ----- >> >> [1] http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables >> >> [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/ >> >> Greetings,I was using wikibooks for some formatting assistance on >> tables the other day and ran into mention of the booktabs package in the >> "Professional tables" section. [1] [2] >> >> I really, really liked it's formatting, especially since one of my >> column headers was a fraction. The standard tabular package places the >> \hlines extremely close to the top and bottom of my header row vs., as the >> booktabs package says, having extremely nice looking spacing for the table. >> I ended up doing the table manually inside #+begin_latex block. >> > >> >> Would there be any way to specify that booktabs should be used? The >> formatting is literally identical except for 1) including the booktabs >> package and 2) using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of \hlines. >> In fact, even with booktabs included, if you use \hlines instead of the >> booktab specific lines, you'll get a "regular" tabular table. >> > >> >> Any thoughts on this?Best regards,John-----[1] >> http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Tables#Professional_tables >> >> [2] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/booktabs/ >> > <span class="HOEnZb"> >> > -- >> > Thomas S. Dye >> > http://www.tsdye.com >> > </span> >> >> -- >> Thomas S. Dye >> http://www.tsdye.com >> > > -- http://pft.github.com