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org-protocol not responding

Description I use org-capture extension which had been working great for about 6 months. I have trouble making org-protocol work from Firefox since 8/1/19. When hitting the extension button in FF, ...
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Org capture datetree duplicanting entries (when using other locales)

I started using Emacs on Linux, now I moved to Mac OS and my problems began. When I use org-capture to capture stuff to a datetree, it duplicates the day entry instead of just adding a new node under ...
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Sharing .org file between two users

My secretory creates a daily agenda for me by capturing task to shared org file mytodo.org. When I open the agenda or mark the task done, her ability to capture new task gets limited as the mytodo.org ...
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Changing keybinding for org-capture [on hold]

I expect my reception to compile my daily agenda using .org capture. But they find using C-c C; C-c C-s; C-c C-c to capture, schedule and completion respectively difficult. Can a single function keys ...
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How can I capture selected text in a pdf-view buffer with org-capture?

I would like to capture the selected text (selected with the mouse) in a PDF document (opened in PDFView Mode) with an org capture template. When I evaluate the expression (car (pdf-view-active-...
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Org-capture template with deadline of one month from today

As it seems, org-mode capture templates mechanism maybe have changed? I'm using: Org mode version 9.2.4 (9.2.4-10-g3b006f-elpaplus) What I'm trying to do is to have a capture template that will ...
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Mandatory capturing data before every org file is modified

I have to create a list of documents I modified or created in a day. I use org-capture to create it. I use following org capture template to capture the data when I start working on the file ("c"...
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Trouble with org-capture for links

I'm having some trouble getting links to work. All of my other capture templates are working, but when I press "l"for link, it doesn't prompt me for the link. It instead immediately says Capture abort:...
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set fill-column in org-capture notes

I'm trying to customize the fill-column value for org-add-note when adding notes to an Org TODO (e.g., C-c C-z). I have tried to add the following to the org-add-note function (this seems reasonable ...
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How do I show org links pointing to an entry?

I have org-capture templates setup (but the default Todo template works the same way) to create a link in the resultant file to the text that was selected when org-capture was invoked. This allows me ...
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Org Version 9.2.4 Insert Template at Point Doesn't Respect :empty-lines Property

I recently upgraded to Org-mode version 9.2.4 from 9.1.9 and when I insert a capture template at point in an org-file using C-0 C-c c or C-0 M-x org-capture, it appears that properties :empty-lines, :...
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Create a “rabbit hole” task stack that can be pushed/popped?

I frequently fall into a sort of working anti-pattern involving “rabbit holes.”¹ Here’s the form it takes (with a concrete e.g. in parentheses): Start working on something (the “real task”) ...
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org-capture fails: base buffer has been killed

I am trying to set up GTD for org-mode by Nicolas Petton. I have a very simple org-capture-template: (setq org-capture-templates '(("t" "Todo [inbox]" entry (file+...
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How to use a org-capture template expansion several times in a captured note

I am trying to create a org-capture template that re-uses some text given with the ‘%^{PROMPT}’ expansion along several points of the created note. I have looked in this link and in stack overflow ...
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More detailed org-capture into org-table template?

(Disclaimer: I know this may seem like a very specific question. But: I haven't found the answers to similar questions to be close enough to what I need. I hope to get an answer that is easily ...
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How can I join these two org-templates, so that the first block can be an option between the other entries?

(use-package org :ensure org-plus-contrib) (use-package org-contacts :ensure nil :after org) (use-package org-capture :ensure nil :after org :preface (defvar my/org-...
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org-mode datetree forward one day in the future

At work we do standups about what we did yesterday, I'm using datetree for my org-capture but the date recorded is by default today's date, I would like to change this so the date is of tomorrow ...
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How can I insert org-capture-templates into a document I'm editing

I have a capture template for TODO items defined as follows ("t" "todo" entry (file "~/org/refile.org") "* TODO %?\n%U\n%a\n" :clock-in t :clock-resume t) While editing a document, I ...
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How to use org-capture in a function without killing the buffer, customize capture refile

I am trying to create a function, which captures a note and then copies the same note to another file (In my case for a google calendar synchronization). The problem ist that after giving the capture ...
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how org-capture can insert value in an existing table line

I am diabetic and I have to take my blood glucose three times a day (morning, noon, evening) I can do in three separate tables, and I create a table to group the daily records. How could I capture all ...
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Org-mode: add a deadline with minutes

In the quick capture window, I can add a deadline for 12pm today by typing C-c C-d 12pm: ** TODO test DEADLINE: <2019-03-26 Tue 12:00> If I add minutes with 12.30, it moves the date to 2030: *...
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Monthly date tree

I'd like to use datetree with month (alternatively week) granularity. Currently the datetree looks like that: * 2019 ** 2019-03 March *** 2019-03-17 Sunday **** TODO Weekly review I'd like to drop ...
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Org-capture menu from within helm

I have started using org-capture extensively, and now have capture lists for just about everything: books to read, movies to rent, articles to write, research topics, business ideas – you name it. ...
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How to quickly add data or navgate to a heading in org-mode?

I have a calendar.org file with roughly this structure: * 2019 ** January *** 1 *** 2 *** 3 **** Event 1 Description of event 1 **** Event 2 Description of event 2 *** 4 *** 5 *** 6 ... What I do ...
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org-capture template error: Template is not a valid Org entry or tree

I am running org version: 9.1.9 and have issues setting up a template for org-capture. I have read over the documentation but cannot figure out why my template throws this error when I call it: org-...
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Org-capture - placing entry in user-specified subheading

I am trying to create a capture-template which will prompt the user to define a subheading so that it can place the capture as a level 3 heading under the appropriate level 2 heading within an org ...
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Capture org notes to a new file

I would like to improve my notes capture flow to do the following: Use C-c c then n to create a note. Get a minibuffer that searches for an existing file to add the note to (ie. probably with helm), ...
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where is default org mode capture template for tasks located

I was configuring some capture templates for org mode but when adding any new template to init file, the default TASK template disappeared. (setq org-capture-templates '(("t" "Todo" entry (...
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How to add font styles to org-capture templates?

I want to change the color and font style in my template. I use custom-set-variable and cannot set, for example, italic style (custom-set-variables '(org-capture-templates (backquote (("d" ...
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after org-capture, how to go to the content that I saved?

I just wondering if there is a way to go to the content which saved by doing org-capture I couldn't find any customizable variable so far :-/ Thanks in advance!
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How to install org-mac-link on MacOS?

I am trying to install org-mac-link on my Mac. I have downloaded the file org-mac-link.el to .emacs.d and also customized the org group by typing M-x customize-group RET org RET, then expand the ...
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Capture under heading

If we have org file with datetree and repeating actions, how can I capture under last heading of some level. Let's say we have this: * 2018 ** 2018-W47 *** 2018-11-21 Wednesday **** Gym Session **...
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org-capture frame with no splits

I want to be able to launch a new emacsclient and issue org-capture in it. I have created this simple function: (defun make-orgcapture-frame () "Create a new frame and run org-capture." (...
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Is org-capture broken?

I use emacs-26.1 org-version 9.1.14. My templates (list) is showing up but when I choose a template I get: org-capture: Capture abort: (void-function org-eldoc-load) I can't find org-eldoc.el in my ...
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How do I end an org capture template with whitespace?

I want to make an org capture template that ends in whitespace. Specifically, I want to make TODOs that are scheduled. From emacs -Q, I'm starting with this template: (cl-pushnew '("T" "TODO ...
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Org capture into org table

Normally org-capture lets one insert a templated subtree somewhere into an existing Org file or tree node. Is it possible to use org-capture to instead add a row to an existing Org-mode table?
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In org mode, how can I make a post-capture hook run only for certain capture templates?

I have several capture templates. With one of them, I want an Elisp function to transform the contents before saving it. I know of org-capture-prepare-finalize-hook, but this will run for every ...
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Org capture templates now take me to org file, not to previous buffer

All of a sudden (after changing computer but keeping same settings) my org capture templates take me to the org file where whatever is being captured will be stored, without the need for C-c C-c to ...
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Org-capture creates file after cancel

I use a custom function (originally from this post on StackExchange) to create files from org-capture (one file per entry). For some reason, if I cancel the entry with C-c C-k Emacs still creates the ...
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Apply template to files created from an org-mode link

If you click on a file: link to a document that does not exist, org-mode will create this file for you. How can I get this behavior to work with a org-capture template, so that files created in this ...
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Generate a date tree from timestamps in org-mode

Since I was interested in doing my early capture-templates, I was tempted to go with this template below: ("j" "Reference type: Journal" entry (file+headline "~/Dropbox/orgfiles/gtd/ref.org" "...
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org-capture Template expansion leading whitespace: bug, feature, workaround

Emacs 26.1 org-mode: 9.1.9 I have an issue with the way org-capture expands a template when it comes to line beginnings: This template (setq org-capture-templates '(("o" "Todo" entry (file+...
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Capturing data in org-file to org-table

I have a simple template in emacs org-mode: \begin{flushright} Name: Phone no: Billed amount: Date \end {flushright} Details: I export the document to PDF and print it. I create multiple ...
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Org capture template not working (when trying to set local notes file)

My goal is to get org-capture to store captured notes in a local "notes.org" file located in the same directory as the current working buffer. I set the template like so: (setq org-capture-templates ...
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Send org-capture tasks to different files, depending on which file org-capture is called from

I am beginning to use org-mode as an electronic lab notebook, which is working very well. I work on a number of different projects, each of which has its own directory. When I use org-capture, I want ...
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Calling shell-command from org-capture-templates to scrape verb conjugations

I want to use org-capture-templates to scrape french verb conjugations from the web and insert them into an org-file to use with org-drill. I have a (functioning) scraper that gets the desired data ...
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Org capture template output to two files

I am currently using two separate Org files to manage my work Todos. One is a file that I edit directly and keep notes on each todo task (Work.org). The other is a schedule file which is synced with ...
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How to use org-protocol and org-capture in spacemacs?

I've been having some problems when using org inside spacemacs. I make use of org-protocol to capture stuff that I find interesting when I'am browsing and have it inside spacemacs. The problem is ...
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capture template for org-projectile?

Is there a way to define a capture template for org-projectile/capture (SPC a o p)? The default capture template creates a todo in root and I'd rather have it under Tasks (/Project Name/Tasks/<the ...
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Using user prompted file name for org-capture in template

With the help of these questions, I managed to prompt the user for a file name in org-capture and combine it with a timestamp. (defun my/generate-org-note-name () (let ((name (read-string "Name: ")...