Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Encrypt excerpts in org file (passwords only)

I keep project info in .org file together with passwords. When I share a screen it is annoying to show passwords in a buffer accidentally. I want to keep .org file in plain text format but mark some ...
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org-mode problem when exporting numbered items to odt

If I export an org mode document to odt that contains a combination of numbered items and paragraphs the exported document does not retain the correct numbering. For example, 1. Question 1 2. ...
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Org mode GPG buffer colors broken

After upgrading all packages with use-package, buffers with opened gpg encrypted org files don't show proper org mode colors, everything is black & white, like in fundamental-mode. The buffer ...
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Selecting punctuation, namely, periods, commas, question marks, exclamations, etc. in Emacs

I use Emacs mostly for writing text not code. This involves a great deal of selecting, deleting and editing, as one would expect. By default if I move forward by a word in Emacs, Emacs ignores basic ...
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Org-mode add a property (e.g. effort) on the same row as my task (similar to priority and tags)

I'd like to show an additional property (e.g. EFFORT) on the same line as my tasks, so that it is always visible in both org-mode and agenda view. An example is below. Current display: TODO [#A] ...
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Custom sorting of agenda (by tag)

Is there a way to customize how tags get sorted in org-agenda weekly view? I don't like the default which is sorting alphabetically (within tasks of the same date/priority). It would be more useful ...
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How to turn off Latex/MathJax buffer symbol conversion in org-mode

Whenever I write, say, \Rightarrow inside of $$, I immediately see the actual right-pointing arrow substituted in. Unfortunately, this does not travel well between GUI-based Emacs and Emacs started -...
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Export Org-mode Headers Level 4 or Above as Headers in Texinfo

I am writing software documentation using Org-mode, but I also want to export the result as a Texinfo file. The process works well, however, Texinfo transforms level 4 headings into numbered lists ...
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(un)-Indenting text over a region

This in org mode. How do I get from 1 to 2 2 to 3 in as few keystrokes as possible? And, if possible, in reverse. I was hoping selecting Food's subtree and M-^ would do the job but what it does ...
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Best way to make orgmode source code blocks aware of my $PATH and other environment variables?

By default my source code block can't find most executables: #+BEGIN_SRC bash which aws #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: This fixes the problem: #+BEGIN_SRC bash source $HOME/.bash_profile which aws #+END_SRC ...
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Sorting org files in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself

Is there a way of sorting org files (.org) in Emacs Dired on the basis of the org time stamp in the file itself. With every org file I create, I insert an org time stamp near the top of the file. This ...
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DO NOT complete file-name with company

I do not want emacs company mode to complete the file names in my org-mode buffer, as it wrongly replaces many words eg But becomes Butale (file-name, surname of person) and the becomes (themaskar, ...
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What does {:} in columnview specification mean?

A columnview org-columns specification may look like this: #+BEGIN: columnview :id local :format "%70ITEM(Task) %Effort{:} %CLOCKSUM{:}" #+END: Sometimes you can see variations without the {:} part. ...
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Export table to CSV file without prompt

I want to have tables that I can easily export to files. In this regard I want to associate a file path and a format to tables. This page in the docs is most relevant: https://orgmode.org/manual/...
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Setting a maximal line length in html exports

I don't like long lines. How can I set a maximal line length in html exports?
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How to schedule exclusively with the keyboard?

If you look a the screenshot the cursor is locked in the echo area. If want to select the date, I have to click on one with the mouse. Do I, or there is a way to do with the keyboard? EDIT: Also the ...
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org mode link with just the non-directory part of the file name

Is there a method to link files without specifying their absolute file name nor their relative file name; just the non-directory part of their file name? I remember stumbling into one when browsing ...
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How to disable org-metaleft in org capture?

The combination of org capture, org-metaleft (bound to S-LEFT), and refiling can mess up an org file. Here is an example: Start a new heading with quick capture, say *** new. This heading is refiled ...
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Disable indenting on org-babel restclient edits

Despite I am not a new Emacs user, my elisp is nearly not existent. I want to present some REST API stuff with epresent and org babel restclient. This is working fine until I want to edit a source ...
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Get verbatim output of 'curl wttr.in' in org src code

I want to record the weather info within org with commands #+BEGIN_SRC shell :results output curl wttr.in/place #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: #+begin_example Weather report: place [38;5;226m \ / [...
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Org-mode parameters for custom table environment for LaTeX

I am using an overridden table environment based on tabular to get some custom cell coloring based on row alternation (similar to what rowcolors does, but also allowing column color variation at the ...
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C-c C-x f (org-footnote-action) cannot create a new footnote

I am used to create new footnotes in Emacs Org Mode with the key binding C-c C-x f. But now there are shown several options in the echo area, when I use this key binding, although the cursor is not ...
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Forcing Speedbar's Sorting Order of Org File Headers to Mirror File's

I use both org-sidebar (https://github.com/alphapapa/org-sidebar/) and Speedbar to navigate Org files. Both have minor issues. However, I find Speedbar works best, but it has a terrible habit of ...
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Cannot export org mode to collapsible HTML

I am trying to have basic collapsing/folding functionality for sections in the HTML file that has been exported from org-mode, since the files I want to share are very large. I am using Emacs 26.2 (9....
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org-mode: <N> to set column width isn't working

I'm trying to set a column width in an org-mode table, but using the syntax isn't working. Here's my table: | col 1 | col 2 with quite a long header | col 3 here | |-------+--------------------------...
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Representing leading zeroes in a list

I would like to have this table #+NAME: addition-table | | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | |---+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----| | 0 | 00 | 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | ...
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org-archive-subtree: Invalid ‘org-archive-location’ Mark set

I get this when I try to archive a subtree. My config reads (setq org-archive-location "~/mega/org/archive.org") which does exist. So what am I doing wrong here?
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Specifying a refiling target at the file level

I have a question about refiling under orgmode. For a certain file, I want a different set of refiling targets that what I have in general (specifically, only refiling within this document itself). I'...
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Can I get flycheck to ignore certain blocks of text?

I'm using Flycheck with some prose linters (proselint, vale) to lint my writing in org-mode. I'd like to set something up so that Flycheck doesn't check for usage or other errors within #+BEGIN_QUOTE ...
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Choose where org-agenda-tree-to-indirect-buffer window opens

If I have an org file open: +----------------------------------------+ | | | | | ...
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Using find-name-dired on ms-windows in spacmacs not linking to full filename when using C-c l for org-store-link

How to get link to file when using find-name-dired on MS-Windows? I am using MS-Windows and spacemacs. I am use org mode files to manage information. I also have a directories with many reference ...
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Automatically Highlighted Pdf Code Export [Org-Mode]

I want my Org Mode Latex Pdf Export to look like Code Styles and Colours Colour definitions for the xcolor package have been added to org-format-latex-header It looks like that now: (setq org-...
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Clock in automatically when org file is opened

Is it possible to create a hook so that It clocks in automatically whenever org file is opened for editing Kindly help
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Org-export: Change position of author and title in the tex-file?

I want to convert my latex template to an org-mode template. I want to change where the \title{} and the \author commands are inserted in the tex-file. At the moment these commands gets inserted just ...
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Do not show created timestamps in agenda

I'm using a package that automatically adds a CREATED property with a current time stamp to every item I create. I would like these timestamps not to appear in my agenda. To demonstrate, here is a ...
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Active Timestamps with org-add-note

If you add a Note to a TODO task with C-c C-z it adds an inactive timestamp to the note. This way it does not show up in the agenda view. - Note taken on [2019-11-05 Di 09:32] \\ I want org-add-note ...
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Highlight Jinja2 template in org mode

I am taking notes of Jinja2 template with org #+BEGIN_SRC html {% extends "base.html" %} {% block title %}Index{% endblock %} {% block head %} {{ super() }} <style> </style> {...
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Convert a formmated region to org table

I tried convert the following region to table Attribute Description form A dictionary with all the form fields submitted with the request. args A dictionary with all the ...
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Org-mode: Using sparse tree to search through timestamps (non-scheduled, non-deadlines)

I am aware that I able to use sparse tree to search "[b]efore-date" with C-c/b or search "[a]fter-date" with C-c/a. However, I recognise that seems to only be with dates that are schedules or ...
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creating custom org blocks for html classes

We can embed pure html inside org mode before exporting to a webpage using begin_export html (the html snippet was taken from https://alligator.io/css/collapsible) #+begin_export html <div class="...
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(solved) Error “Tangled 0 code blocks from [file]”

I'm writing a bash script with literate org-mode. The header of the file is: #+TITLE: start-lcs #+AUTHOR: Stahlberg #+EMAIL: stahl at gmail dot com #+DATE: 2019-11-02 #+PROPERTY: header-args:sh :...
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Org mode refiling gobbles a newline and absorbs the next heading

I often have this problem in Org mode: I write an item with org-capture, refile it, and days later I see a result like this: *** TODO some task some notes** StackExchange I believe that the problem ...
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MU4E: Force myself to check mail once and only once?

Emacs workflow is smooth. Usually we want it smoother. But I would like to make it less smooth.. This might be a strange question. I use emacs and mu4e to deal with my mails. However, the workflow is ...
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Org-mode: How to LaTeX export “$n$-” correctly?

I have notes containing many of the following type of LaTeX fragments $p$-adic ... $n$-th ... But org-mode exports them as literal dollar sign instead of math. The problem seems to be the - ...
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org-mode: Multiple source listings in the same float

I have an org-mode document that includes source listings of two kinds: XML and text, where the XML code refers to the text file. I want to include the two source listings into the same float in the ...
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asynchronously running org-toggle-latex-fragment

In orgmode, it is quite useful to view the equations inline. However, sometimes this can take a while to execute. Running org-toggle-latex-fragment asynchronously would be quite useful. However, most ...
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Org mode:inks to file text snippets stopped working after upgrade

I have an org file referencing to another file with links containing # symbols: [[./crawler.pl::#top level processing][top level processing]] It worked fine until I upgraded Emacs to 26.3 and org-...
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How remove asterisks in org mode?

Windows 10 Emacs 26.1 Here example of my org file with many inner items In my opinion it does not look very comfortable. I think asterisks make "noise". Is it possible to remove asterisks?
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How to convert an org string to html in an elisp program (with macros)?

In an elisp program, I am trying to convert strings from org syntax to (say) html. For that, I use org-html-convert-region-to-html with a temporary buffer, and everything is fine: (defun tv/org-...
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Can I prevent export of an org subtree?

I would like to have a section of my document for "Prep" - basically scripting stuff you need to have system wide in order run the document. It's not really relevant to anyone reading the document and ...