I am creating a document by exporting a specific heading via C-c C-e C-s. I want to specify a title for that exported doc (which is not the text of the heading). I also want to be able to export a parent heading or the whole doc, and in that case I just want the heading to be what it would be without setting a title.

Can I do this somehow, perhaps by setting a particular property?

  • Does @Lgen's answer achieve what you want? If so, could you please accept it?
    – JeanPierre
    Commented Apr 17, 2016 at 21:48
  • It works — I somehow missed the the original notification, thanks!
    – avv
    Commented Apr 18, 2016 at 3:48

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I think you can use an :EXPORT_TITLE: property as follows:

 * Heading to be exported with C-c C-e C-s...
   :EXPORT_TITLE: Title of the document when subtree is exported 

Some other properties can be useful:


They are discussed at the end of the Export Settings section of Org manual.

  • Is it possible to export a long title in two lines? According to the manual that works with #+TITLE: but it is not working with two :EXPORT_TITLE: lines... :-(. Incidentally, I am trying to clone a word template, and so the export is into ODT.
    – Ajned
    Commented Aug 29, 2020 at 7:34

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