I'm wanting to make some binders of different opening lines in a columnar layout like MCO uses. Is there any database program that can produce this type of output, or would I be better off creating it manually in a spreadsheet?

In addition, I'd like to be able to print out annotated games with diagrams.

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    Scid's "Opening Report" does this, I don't have time for a full answer. – RemcoGerlich Mar 24 '16 at 13:27
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    Why the downvote? I've know that most of them can print out annotated games, but I'm not aware of any that have the other, primary feature for which I'm looking. – Herb Wolfe Mar 24 '16 at 18:50

My suggestion does not link to a database, but you can use Tex to format chessboards, add your own annotations and put the content into column format.

We even have a Tex stack exchange! The link is of a question regarding a new Tex user learning how to use the chess specific packages.

Please note Tex is just a text editor though. The times I have used it (for my mathematics dissertation), I've used it to neatly represent content only. As far as I know Tex doesn't have analysis features, databases of master games etc., it just is to display text and text like objects.

  • I've used TeX/LaTeX once or twice in the past, including a couple of years ago when I re-did my resume. I do like this option, as it seems it would be easier to update the file with new columns and analysis. – Herb Wolfe Mar 24 '16 at 12:45

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