Notes Mode

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Notes mode is an (X)Emacs mode for taking notes. In particular, it is designed for taking notes on a laptop during presentations (e.g., lectures or conferences). Notes mode has three basic functions:

It colorizes the notes, using a simple and fairly transparent markup language. It uses the x-symbol minor mode to render special characters, using LaTeX encodings (e.g., "lambda" and "to"). It uses the x-render minor mode to render graphs, plots, and syntax trees as inline images Notes mode does not require x-symbol mode or x-render mode; but if they are unavailable, then notes mode will not perform the corresponding function.

Notes mode is accompanied by parsenotes, a python script that converts notes files to pdf files (using LaTeX). This allows you to generate high quality output from your notes files. See some of my class notes for examples of the pdf output.