In orgmode, is there an easy way to tell the exporter to ignore the first heading level and start exporting at the second level? I imagine something like this:

in org:

* Toplevel
** Head_1
  content 1
** Head_2
  content 2
** Head_3
  content 3

to be exported to:

1. Head_1
  content 1
2. Head_2
  content 2
3. Head_3
  content 3

Thanks for your help!

** Update **

After the comment by @artscan I revisited the :ignore: tag, and it indeed achieves what I need. To use it you need to add to the .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/path/to/orgdir/contrib/lisp" t)
(require 'ox-extra)
(ox-extras-activate '(ignore-headlines))

Please note that this also requires org-mode 8.3+

Once ox-extra is installed, simply tag the *Toplevel headline with :ignore:

  • You can attain similar behaviour with ignore tag, see emacs.stackexchange.com/a/17677/2064
    – artscan
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 0:07
  • Thanks @artscan, it worked. I updated my original question with the solution. I had tried :ignore: before, but it simply wasn't installed properly.
    – clw
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 14:18


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