ASCII export produces a simple and very readable version of an Org mode file, containing only plain ASCII. Latin-1 and UTF-8 export augment the file with special characters and symbols available in these encodings.
Links are exported in a footnote-like style, with the descriptive part in the
text and the link in a note before the next heading. See the variable
org-ascii-links-to-notes for details and other options.
In the exported version, the first three outline levels become headlines, defining a general document structure. Additional levels are exported as lists. The transition can also occur at a different level (see Export settings).
You can insert text that will only appear when using
with the following constructs:
Text @@ascii:and additional text@@ within a paragraph. #+ASCII: Some text #+BEGIN_ASCII All lines in this block will appear only when using this back-end. #+END_ASCII
ASCII back-end only understands one attribute,
specifies the length, in characters, of a given horizontal rule. It must be
specified using an
ATTR_ASCII line, directly preceding the rule.
#+ATTR_ASCII: :width 10 -----