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Org capture to existing file

I would like to use org-protocol to capture to an existing org file if one already exists. I am using a function to generate the file name interactively for the org file to be captured to: (defun my/...
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Org-roam-dailies navigation with custom template

I've setup a template for org-roam-dailies in such a way that There is one file per month, so YYYY-mm.org Inside each file, headlines go with a timestamp (setq org-roam-dailies-directory "daily/...
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Comments in org capture templates

I have a lot of org capture templates defined in my .emacs file. I'd like to be able to add a "comment" into some of them - how would I do that? For example when I'm capturing a new GTD ...
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org-capture-templates allows file+headline to capture to a headline. How can I capture to a sub-headline?

I have an org file tracking my tasks across various projects: work.org * Job 1 ** Tasks *** TODO rewrite frontend in coldfusion * Job 2 ** Tasks *** TODO Convince boss to buy stadium I can do an org-...
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Custom org-capture find headerline function error, wrong number of arguments

So, I managed to get my headline retrieval function fixed, so now the function searches and finds my header lines, but when I select the one I want to use.. it oddly throws back this apply: Wrong ...
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How do I make org capture prompt for specific header target?

I need help writing a function that makes Org Capture prompt me of what it should place the capture to a specified header in my tasks org file (basically I need it to search through the specified org ...
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org-capture to specific heading and function

Let's say this is in an org file called entries.org: * heading 1 ** heading 2 *** heading 3 **** 2021 ***** [2021-01-19 Tue] note 1 ***** [2021-02-17 Wed] note 2 ***** [2021-03-15 Mon] note 3 ***** [...
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Using regexp in org-refile-targets and the `:refile-targets` property in org-capture-templates

I am trying to specify a refile target with a regexp, but can't get it to work. Specifically, I'm trying to use the new :refile-targets property in org-capture-templates, but this question holds for ...
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Org-capture template extension with project name

I am struggling to setup an org-capture template which captures the current projects name from where it is called. Just like ‘%f’ File visited by current buffer when org-capture was called. I am ...
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Orgmode link description without https

I would like to have a capture template that would take a pasted link like: https://orgmode.org/manual/Completion.html and return: [https://orgmode.org/manual/Completion.html][orgmode.org/manual/...
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How do I correctly use org-entry-put with "DEADLINE" in a capture

I want to set the deadline of every org-capture per some considerations and I want to do this after the capture rather than in the capture template. Given the following example code: (defun post-...
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org-capture: use without indirect buffer

Is there a way to enter capture text without the indirect buffer after C-c c? So, after pressing C-c c the :LOGBOOK:is directly filled with - Note taken on... and I can continue capturing text in that ...
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Capture template for org-roam-bibtex to keep notes in single file

As the title says, I want to setup org-roam-bibtex so that I can capture notes for different papers/articles in a single file. (I've asked iterations of this on the org-roam discourse page and on the ...
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Is there a way to include heading in link from org-outlook

'New to OrgMode' I am using org-outlook to capture email from outlook as task. I have a file ToDo.org with different multi-level headings. Looking for a way to put task under a specific heading. Right ...
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org-protocol capture information to where cursor is

I am using org-protocol with Firefox as described in the page. It makes things easy to take notes while using roam but after every action, I need to refile what I captured to correct place. This is ...
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org-protocol URLs with UTF-8 (URL-encoded) characters aren't properly captured

When using org-protocol capture URLs on Windows, pages with non-ASCII titles or captured text results in a capture with incorrect values applied in the template. Despite such characters being properly ...
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org-capture header nesting levels

I am a relative emacs/org newcomer, and I am trying to get org-capture tuned to what I am looking for. I do spend a lot of time trying to search for answers, but sometimes I just get stuck. what is ...
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spacemacs: org-capture generates point with unexpected highlight

In spacemacs, when I use org-capture to insert in an existing .org file with a template, I get an orange highlight that I don't expect, and I don't know what it means: In the image the 2021/07/16 ...
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org-capture template does not replace the date placeholder or use the correct level

I'm trying to create an org capture template that will just insert a second level point: "** 2021/07/16" (or whatever the current date is). I expect this setq example to do that: (setq org-...
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How can I use the current org-mode buffer as a Target in an org-capture template?

I want to design an org-capture definition that targets the current org file. Looking at the list of available targets it's not clear to me what I should use. Considering using (current-buffer) as ...
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Org-capture template containing a date relative to when an email was received

As the title describes, I want to be able to create an org-capture template which allows me to specify a relative date (say, 2 days) from when an email was received and print it out. The solution ...
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org-capture datetree inside current buffer not working

i want to capture into a datetree inside the current buffer. Below is my snippet. But unfortunately it doesn't work. Always an error: org-capture-expand-file: Invalid file location: nil I use emacs 28 ...
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Weird error on org-capture

I got my command for Ctrl+C - c - t (i.e. invoke org-capture) slightly wrong (i.e. missed a key or something when trying to type it). I know I got it wrong because it didn't work but instead changed ...
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org-capture with reference to file in which it was invoked

Is there a way to configure org-capture so that, if I create a note from within a certain file, it will include a link to that file?
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How can I tell emacs to choose the 'right' link function from `org-store-link-functions` based on the mode it was triggered in

Whenever I want to capture a link from a PDFView buffer with org-store-link, I get prompted for the link type I wish to apply ("Which function for creating the link? "), with two choices: ...
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Recommended Emacs for ORG-Mode (vanilla, emacs plus, doom, spacemacs)? Getting Things Done (GTD) Method?

This is just a general question in relation to emacs and it's specific use for ORG mode. I have always been miserable at planning and organization in daily life (keeping TODO list, general time ...
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How to remove spurious whitespace in `org-add-note` LOGBOOK drawer

When using org-add-note (C-c C-z) in Org, I'm unable to automatically remove whitespace that is inserted when finalizing the note and the text is filed into the LOGBOOK drawer. global-whitespace-...
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Creating a new text file in a directory using org-capture

Following this response: Org-Mode - How do I create a new file with org-capture https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11902620/org-mode-how-do-i-create-a-new-file-with-org-capture? I am trying to make ...
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How to create a function to lauch org-capture with a selected template?

Let's say my capture template is bound to 't': (defun my/captureTemplate () (interactive) (org-capture "r") This won't work as it will show me the whole list of potential templates to ...
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Dynamic name for org-capture template file [duplicate]

I am new to org-mode (and to Emacs in general) and am trying to set up org-capture. I would like to define a todo capture item whose template is located in the file ~/.emacs.d/org-templates/todo.tmpl....
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org-capture: Capture abort: Wrong type argument: stringp, org-main-file

I know this error has come up here before, but none of the answers thus far have been able to help me and no amount of googling has got me anywhere. I've been using org-capture-templates for quite a ...
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Pull from git before applying org-capture?

I'm using org-capture to take project-specific notes by having a notes file in each of several git repositories. Looking forward, however, I can see danger here: if I'm working on project (1) and I ...
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org-capture buffer not showing schedule/deadline/time

If I use org-capture via C-c c t, I type in my headline (eg. "a new task") and press Enter, it takes me to a capture buffer, as expected. I can change the priority of the item there (eg. ...
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org-capture-templates stopped working

I have org-capture-templates defined as below and until today could capture and log my runs fine, but as of today they've stopped working... (setq org-capture-templates '(;; Computing (&...
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Org mode capture template for repeat tasks

I want to capture several tasks that will repeat annually from the date on which they are captured. So, I did: (setq org-capture-templates '(("a" "TODO Item that repeats annually&...
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Cannot capture notes into separate org file when entering reference into Bibtex with ivy

I am using emacs 27.1-4.1 with Spacemacs v.o.200.13 Ivy and vims. I am relatively new to emacs and am expanding into bibtex with ivy-bibtex. in my .spacemacs file is: (autoload 'ivy-bibtex "ivy-...
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org-capture to a heading within a date-tree

been using org-mode for a little over a year, but still have a ton to learn. Here's the setup and question: i've got a straightforward date-tree daily notes / tasks setup, and i'm trying to figure out ...
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Insert TODOs and SCHEDULE items in calendar view

We can do this with 'k' in agenda. How to insert / capture tasks at Calendar in Emacs? It would be very useful. Thanks!
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Error replacing %n escapes with nth %^{...} string in emacs org capture

I am trying to write a custom org-capture template, but I get an error if I try to use the %\N functionality to insert the N-th prompt. The relevant excerpt of my org-capture-templates variable is (&...
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How to pass the current scopes function symbol as an argument to an elisp function

I am trying to create an org-capture template which works with yankpad and yasnippets to such that if I am working with some c code like this: example.c static int somefunc(int a) { if (a ==5) { ...
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Emacs on Windows. Dired - no sorting. Unrecognized symbols

Set up Doom Emacs on windows. Works fine but in Dired i have unrecognized symbols and also in org-capture. Sorting in dired does not work either. Any ideas? Latest Emacs.
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Why is Org mode converting spaces in links to HTML entities?

I store a link such as [[file:~/path/to/dir/some file.txt::# heading]], either manually or through org-capture. A few days later, Org has converted all spaces to the HTML entity %20: [[file:~/path/to/...
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org capture: Store new file name or use an existing file name as a variable

I'm looking for a way to use a fuzzy finder menu to store a new file name or select an existing file name as ${title} or %ˆ{Name} string variable. I use the zettelkasten system and my workflow ...
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Weekly org-capture-template without days?

I'm hoping to replicate my manual weekly capture template using the more baked-in functionality. Given this org-capture-template: ("z" "Test" entry (file+olp+datetree "~/docs/...
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Update DEADLINE: time and to do state on parent header after org-capture finishes

I have a couple of org-capture templates that insert tasks/notes under a header called re-organize, I'm looking to update the to do state and deadline of that re-organize header after org-capture ...
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Org-journal file template vs new-entry

My goal is to have a file template (header + daily review), and then have further entries as is from the package (bulletpoint + timestamp). Meaning the first thing in the morning I would open the ...
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emacs org capture mode not creating link with "%a"?

my org capture template is (setq org-capture-templates '( ("i" "Idea" entry (file+datetree "~/Dropbox/org_mode/ideas.org") "* %?\n Idea: %U\n ...
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org capture at point as sibling of heading

org 9.2 used to support this feature. when (org-capture 0), it used to place the selected template entry as a sibling of heading at point. in org 9.3 however, it fully respects the heading level ...
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mu4e: Refiling email while making an org-todo

Background: I read my email through mu4e in (Doom) emacs. I set up an org-capture template that stores a TODO with a link to the current email I'm viewing, all working great. Typically I do this from ...
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Do not require tags when doing org-capture

 I have this org-capture template: ("a" "Appointment or call" entry (file+headline "~/todo.org" "Tasks") "* %? %^G \n %^t \n %i") It asks for a tag. Sometimes I insert tags, sometimes I don'...
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