Exporting to Latex PDF does not add a newline at the end of headings level 4.


* My one
** My one one
Plain text
*** my one one one
Plain text
**** my one one one one
Plain text
** My one two

Latex pdf output, see the inner heading, level 4:

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I've read about org-blank-before-new-entry, but it looks like I'm looking for something after new entry of level 4.

Observing the generated LaTeX source, it turns out that level 4 is implemented by a \begin{enumerate} \item, that explains it.

How can I make org-mode add a newline after a header of level 4 or more?

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You probably want to increase the maximum heading level when exporting.

See the H: directive for export settings.

In your case, level 4 is treated as a list item. Increasing H: will give you deeper heading levels.

  • I don't think that works for LaTeX, which appears to be limited to three levels
    – rpluim
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 13:04
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    Not really, but you have to adjust other things as well, e.g. you might have to modify the org-latex-classes settings and/or the latex class that you are using (book, report and article behave differently).
    – NickD
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 14:46
  • In case it isn't clear, my previous comment was a reply to the comment by @rpluim.
    – NickD
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 20:04
  • I should have said "just setting H: on its own doesn't work for LaTeX". I'd be interested if you could add those "other things" to the answer.
    – rpluim
    Commented Oct 4, 2018 at 7:59

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