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Today I went to the EMACS org wiki http://orgmode.org/manual/Setting-up-capture.html#Setting-up-capture

and copy/pasted this directly into my .emacs file

(setq org-default-notes-file (concat org-directory "/notes.org"))
     (define-key global-map "\C-cc" 'org-capture)

Now I'm getting this:

Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ‘/home/kantuck/.emacs’:

Symbol's value as variable is void: org-directory

To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the cause of the error in your initialization file. Start Emacs with the ‘--debug-init’ option to view a complete error backtrace.

I also tried a fresh .emacs file in case of conflicts, and put only that into it, and still it's giving me that error.

Any idea what's going on?

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Is org-directory a valid variable? You can check that with C-h v org-directory.

My emacs reports it as

org-directory is a variable defined in ‘org.el’.

So you need to load org to get the variable defined. Before your lines above, add this:

(require 'org)
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    You can also have your configuration applied lazily whenever org is actually loaded by wrapping your config lines in a (with-eval-after-load 'org ...) form. – glucas Dec 12 '16 at 17:40
  • Thank you for the help. My apologies for so late a reply. I don't know what happened, but that line was ;; out for some reason in my .emacs file. Even the /old one/ I've been trying to fix another problem and was copy/pasting parts back into a new one. I took out the ;;, and it works like a charm. Very odd, but this is computers :) – Kantuck Nadie Nata-Akon Dec 14 '16 at 23:03
  • No worries! Glad you got it working. – zck Dec 15 '16 at 4:13

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