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+## Copyright (C) 2008 Soren Hauberg
+##
+## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+## under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+## the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at
+## your option) any later version.
+##
+## This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
+## WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+## MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
+## General Public License for more details.
+##
+## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+## along with this program; see the file COPYING.  If not, see
+## <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
+
+## THIS FUNCTION SHOULD BE private
+
+function location = mk_chapter_dir (outdir, options)
+  if (isfield (options, "chapter_dir"))
+    location = options.chapter_dir;
+  else
+    location = "chapter";
+  endif
+  
+  location = fullfile (outdir, location);
+  
+  ## Create output directory if needed
+  if (!exist (location, "dir"))
+    mkdir (location);
+  endif
+
+endfunction