"Julian Burgos" <jul...@hafro.is> writes: > b) I write the manuscript in org-mode. Then I send the org-mode file to > my coauthor. Because the org-mode file is just a text file, my coauthor > can use Word to edit it. I ask him/her *not* to use "track changes" and > to save the edited version also as a text file. Then, when I receive it I > use ediff in emacs to compare both documents and incorporate the edits I > want.
Simple is best, and I wish I had thought of this simple idea before I took an 87,000 word novel that I wrote in org-mode, output as ODT, converted to DOCX, and then sent to an editor. I got back all the track changes stuff and even worse, margin notes, and punctuation (like quotes and ellipses) changed over to Word-ish characters. It wasn't utterly useless but it created a lot of extra work, which still isn't over. Next time I'll do as per above, tell her to just edit the thing directly, write her notes in-line, and keep it as pure ASCII. I really believe she thinks I was going to use Word to publish the novel. Failure to communicate on my part. I could say lack of judgment on her part but that's unfair; in her world, most everyone uses Word at some stage in the process. -- Bob Newell Honolulu, Hawai`i * Sent via Ma Gnus 0.12-Emacs 24.3-Linux Mint 17 *