Mike Andrews

Emacs Outline to HTML Converter

The outline can be a powerful tool for organizing your thoughts or for presenting information. They're a bitch to do on paper, though; that's why I try to use computers to generate them. Until I discovered the simplicity of the emacs outline-mode, I used to go nuts trying to restructure the outlines I was generating in WYSIWYG word processing packages. Emacs makes it about as easy as it can get to push stuff around, completely neglecting any kind of numbering, fancy formatting, and tabbing. It's just asterisks! Brilliant! But, the thing looks like hell if you ever print it out to bring to a meeting. My solution: a perl script that converts the outline to HTML. Share and enjoy! It's under the MIT License, free to use, free to modify.

NEWS: April 17, 2003
145 people have downloaded version 1.0. Aren't you excited?

emo2html.pl version 1.0 released December 1, 2001
This is the first release. I've tested it with perl 5.6.0.

emo2html-1.0.tar.gz (1.7KB)     (view source)

Samples? The emacs outline "Organization is Fun" produced this HTML.

Information updated on Friday, 27 October 2006.