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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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What org capture hook to use for saving an attachment in mu4e

I often need to capture a file attachment from mu4e (pdf invoice), which currently involves multiple manual steps: In mu4e email view buffer Save attachment to e.g. ~/filename.pdf Navigate to ~/...
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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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Using org-capture in batch mode?

I'm trying to build an Alfred workflow to bookmark pages from my browser using org-capture. Ideally I would not need to present the emacs UX at all but rather I could capture all the info I need in ...
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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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org-mode file-level agenda scheduling and searching

My current org workflow involves creating a new org file for each meeting I have, which I find very useful for grouping, scheduling and organising my TODOs from any given meeting. I use org-capture to ...
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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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skip org-capture prompt (deadline)

Is it possible to skip prompts in org-capture-templates? Examlple: I would like to prompt for a DEADLLINE but sometimes there is no hard deadline or it is not yet known. I would like to just skip over ...
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org-capture-template “:created” property

Studying the variable org-capture-template I found several configurations where a certain :created t property is used. One example is here In my help buffer (help:org-capture-templates) I could not ...
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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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Org-capture menu, how I go back after selecting a template group?

When defining template groups like so: (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("a" "Group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("aa" "Group A, Sub-group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-...
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Is it possible to organize the capture templates selection screen?

As it can be seen above, I have around fifteen capture templates. I think this list may grow or shrink, but in the case that it grows, is there any way to make it more segmented? Like dividing it ...
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How do I automatically clock-in for SCHEDULED items with org-capture?

I would like to setup my org-capture template for meetings so that I get automatically clocked into the meeting header on the day and time of the meeting. So given: * Meeting with client SCHEDULED:...
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File org-capture entry under current headline at point

Let's say that I have a tree of tasks like so: * TODO Launch website ** TODO Get database running *** TODO Select MySQL vs. PostgreSQL Let's say I'm looking at the "Select MySQL vs. PostgreSQL" and ...
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Symbol’s function definition is void: org-mks

Im on Org-mode 9.3.6 with Emacs 26 and upon pressing C-c cfor capture templates, I get org-capture-select-template: Symbol’s function definition is void: org-mks the stacktrace says Debugger ...
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Org (and org-capture) uses English for calendar dates, no matter what I do

The problem: When I use org-capture to write on my journal, it writes the month as April and the day as Friday. But everything in my system is in Portuguese, so it should be "abril" for the month, ...
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Custom org-refile of a table entry similar to Capture

My question concerns the refiling of table entry. I keep my cheatsheets for different kind of things in a table format. Let's suppose, that each heading has exactly one table. * My table 1 ...
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in org capture the clipboard expansion (%x) does not work with daemon?

I have this org capture template saved in a tpl-quote.txt file: * a title :PROPERTIES: :TIME: %U :END: %x ;; contents in clipboard And the org-capture-templates is (setq org-capture-...
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calendar date selector not displaying date in capture mode

I am having trouble with inserting dates in Capture mode. The problem: I invoke Capture mode (C-c c for me). I type my task ** TODO some task. I invoke calendar to schedule C-c C-s. I pick a date ...
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org-capture scheduled for next Tuesday (or Friday)

I'd like to create a capture template that automatically schedules the date for the upcoming Friday (if today is a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) or for the upcoming Tuesday (if today is a Friday, ...
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Include elisp function in org-capture template

I've tried following some of the other answered questions here regarding this topic but can't seem to get my head around this particular part of the problem. I have the following function, which ...
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Capture at an arbitrary date

In this example I changed the date for Entered to 12/07/2019 at the capture editing stage. Yet it gets filed under today's date. How can file it under the right date, that is 12/07/2019? Ideally in ...
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org -captue template display a fake board

After I updated doom-emacs, the todo captuer template board displayed as It's actually a fake board because I custom them as (setq org-capture-templates '(("n" "Personal Note" entry ...
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org-capture: prompt for a target file

Starting from the existing customization associated with key j, is there a way to view and modify the target file? In other words, by default, captured notes would go to */journal/inbox.org, ...
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Eliminate org capture message

How can I disable the persistent message on an org capture buffer that says? Capture buffer. Finish `C-c', Refile `C-w', abort `C-k'. A similar message is displayed when entering a source block. ...
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org-mode capture template prompt directly to agenda without opening file

I defined a template like so ("g" "Godo" entry (file+headline "~/mega/org/gcal.org" "Tasks") "* TODO %^{description}%?\n %T %i\n %a"))) and when pressing C-c c g I am ...
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Elisp function to get path to file link target

With the cursor on a file link, I'd like to set up an org-capture template which inserts the template into the target of the link. I guess I add something like (setq org-capture-templates '(("m" ...
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Org Capture - prepend after org header/config block?

One of my org capture templates (in my init.el) looks like the following: ("n" "Note" plain (file "/path/to/file.org") "* %^{Title} %U \n%? \n" :prepend t) I'd like ...
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Using org-capture to record an appointment with a time range

I would like to use org-capture to quickly store appointments in a journal file, and add a timestamp so that the appointment appears in my agenda. I'm using the following template: ;; excerpted from ...
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How to set schedule and deadline for entires being inserted via org-capture template file?

I'm trying to leverage the power of org capture templates. There are a few tasks I know I will be scheduling on particular dates of the month. Setting their schedule and deadline in the capture ...