I've got a superior heading and text under it, which is nicely indented. Then I added a sub-heading and put in text, which is also nicely indented even more to the right. Now, I want to get back to entering text indented at the superior heading's level with appropriate indenting:

* heading1
 Some text...

 ** heading2
    Some text

 continuation of heading1 text

I can't seem to get org-mode to let me go back to the superior heading's indentation column; it wants everything to remain at the sub-heading's indentation column.

  • 3
    I don't think you can do this. I hope I'm wrong, but as far as I know, org-mode doesn't have a way to end a subsection. A subsection that starts with a second level heading (ie., ** heading2) only ends at the next heading at the same or higher level (** heading3 or * heading 3). Without introducing a new heading, there's no way to tell org mode that the subsection is finished.
    – Tyler
    Mar 26, 2016 at 22:36
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    Related question. @Tyler is correct; there's no way to continue a higher level heading. Use lists to group subitems and make it clear when those end and you continue with the previous content.
    – Juancho
    Mar 26, 2016 at 22:43


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