I want my org file can be used in Emacs and logseq interchangeably (in pc Emacs, in mobile logseq)

What I want is like logseq to have other properties for the heading text, like

:heading: 1

and use the value of heading to determine the size of that heading text displayed in Emacs. Also when heading text contains code snippet, I want it to have same enlarge size.

In org mode I know I can enlarge the font face of eg. org-level-1, however I usually use org-level-1 as my TODO, and I don't want it being so large, and this doesn't change code snippet either.

  • I don't understand what you are asking. In particular, I have no idea what logseq is, so It might help to explain that and how it can use Org mode files.
    – NickD
    Jan 3, 2023 at 14:48
  • Can safely ignore the logseq part. I want org mode to display text size according to the :heading: properties, say :heading: 1 is largest, :heading: 2 a bit smaller and so on. And also it applied to code snippet. If no :heading: is specified, use default font size.
    – justakidd
    Jan 4, 2023 at 7:33

1 Answer 1


It might be possible to change the heading fonts via properties, but you can probably get what you want easier using more standard methods.

Why don't use the org-todo face for TODO and the org-level-n faces for headings? You can use C-u M-x what-cursor-position RET to find the face of the character under the cursor (it will be listed under "There are text properties here:"). (Try it to get the face of the code snippet you want to change.) Once you know the right face you can use set-face-attribute to change it. To apply your changes automatically in org-mode buffers, add them to org-mode-hook in your init.el file:

(defun my-org-faces ()
    (set-face-attribute 'org-todo nil :height 0.8)
    (set-face-attribute 'org-level-1 nil :height 1.2)
    (set-face-attribute 'org-level-2 nil :height 1.1))

(add-hook 'org-mode-hook #'my-org-faces)

If you just use the above and don't set org-code height explicitly, org-code fragments in headings will inherit the height property from the org-level-x font, so they will be the same size as surrounding text.

  • Thanks, your answer actually helped me improve my org mode looking. However I still can not get code snippet on heeding the same size as normal heading. It seems to me that org-code just apply to the whole buffer and doesn't adapt with org-level-*?
    – justakidd
    Jan 6, 2023 at 13:21
  • I added an edit below the code in my response. Does that help?
    – orgtre
    Jan 9, 2023 at 10:37
  • It works! Thanks!
    – justakidd
    Jan 13, 2023 at 8:52

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