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12 Exporting

Sometimes, you may want to pretty print your notes, publish them on the web or even share them with people not using Org. In these cases, the Org export facilities can be used to convert your documents to a variety of other formats, while retaining as much structure (see Document structure) and markup (see Markup) as possible.

Libraries responsible for such translation are called back-ends. Org ships with the following ones

Org also uses additional libraries located in contrib/ directory (see Installation). Users can install additional export libraries for additional formats from the Emacs packaging system. For easy discovery, these packages have a common naming scheme: ox-NAME, where NAME is one of the formats. For example, ox-koma-letter for koma-letter back-end.

Org loads back-ends for the following formats by default: ascii, html, icalendar, latex and odt.

Org can load additional back-ends either of two ways: through the org-export-backends variable configuration; or, by requiring the library in the Emacs init file like this:

     (require 'ox-md)