Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Copy the extra information lines from *Org Agenda*

It's somehow strange. In the *Org Agenda* you can get extra information with v c (time gaps) or v E (some entry text). What I want is just to copy the extra information (text lines) with the rest of ...
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How to change background of Org-mode's source code block only from the indentation of #+BEGIN_SRC?

In Org-mode, I wonder if the background color of the source code block can be changed only from the indentation of #+BEGIN_SRC? Here is the current background in my Org-mode: Is it possible to change ...
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Emacs org export shell script from txt file

I have a .txt file which is an org file but not with the .org file extension. I want to export the file to html on the command line, but it does not work if the file extension is .txt, only if the ...
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How to resolve keybinding conflict, or set precedence of the bindings to the same keys for different functions?

How do I resolve keybinding conflict? Or if it's possible to have precedence of keybindings for the same key for different functions? I have the following snippet definition, in org-mode: #+name:${2:...
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Exclude some headings from numbering

I would like to exclude some headings from numbering in org-num-mode. Is there a way to achieve this?
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How to turn off automatic indenting for Org files in a specific folder?

I am using Doom Emacs. I like having indentation for most of my org files, but I have one folder where I want to have org files without indenting, to use for writing documents. I have already tested ...
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Return all time today spent on tasks that include a particular tag

As the title. I have come so close but can't get past this last hurdle. The below returns all time today that has been spent on headings where the tag is 'billable'. However it fails when there are ...
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Org agenda should show all todos of the current week (not separated by days)

Problem The default agenda-list-view separates the todo items of the current week by days and sort them by time within each day if there are timestamps. Instead, I want to combine all the todo items ...
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Getting rid of plain text timestamp entry in agenda export

I am trying to create a weekly agenda that I can print out and use without having to be at the computer To best explain my problem I will use some screenshots This is the normal org file that I will ...
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Exported org file to pdf with content out of page

I'm writing a document with some long strings on it, then I export the org file to pdf with the classic C-c C-e l p . Then when I check the document, the long string are out of the page. How can I fix ...
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Use template in the middle of a sentence

tempo-define-template allows defining a custom template, and one can use it with <key + TAB; however, this works only in the beginning of the line, it there a way to do that in middle of a sentence?...
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How Shall I Understand org-mode Habits Graph Colors?

The org-mode documentation has following to say about the colors in the habits graph: Blue: If the task was not to be done yet on that day. Green: If the task could have been done on that day. Yellow:...
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difference between properties and tags in the upper right corner

I dont get the difference between the actual property, enabling the respective funtionality and the tag on the right upper side? *** Number 5 :B_example: :...
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export to Beamer gets slower and slower

My presentation has like 30 slides, nothing fancy, mostly a couple of bullet points on each frame and in total like 10 small images. Still the export to beamer, i.e. a pdf takes like 10 seconds and ...
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Is it possible to configure a org file for paper as well as presentation using beamer?

I am documenting my work using org mode and babel. I am exporting it to a LaTeX based pdf document by using the header: #+TITLE: Document Title #+AUTHOR: Author #+EMAIL: author@somewhere.com #+...
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Org-plot with gnuplot (searching for program: No such file or direcotry, aspell)

I am trying to plot simple examples in org-mode by using gnuplot. But it keeps telling me "Searching for program: No such file or directory, aspell". I installed gnuplot both to on emacs and ...
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Uncheck checkboxes on completing recurring task

I would like any checked checkboxes under a TODO heading to be unchecked when I mark it as DONE, if the heading is a habit and/or reoccurring. The usecase is to have a list of checkboxes under a ...
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ox-odt and ox-ipynb conflict?

It seems that there is a conflict between the ox-odt (from Emacs 26.3, Ubuntu 20.04) with the ox-ipynb when exporting an org file. I am not sure if I configured it right. But after I install ox-ipynb (...
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sectioning in org-mode to beamer does not work

I am trying to subdivide my presentation further into section and according to the org docs, setting #+BEAMER_FRAME_LEVEL: 2 should allow for top-level headlines to be interpreted as sections, whereas ...
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critical markup in org-mode or emacs?

Is there support for Critical Markdown in org-mode or in Emacs text editing in general? I am interested in MSWord style track-changes in plain text, and learned that Critical Markdown fits the bill. ...
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Add last review date for a heading

I want to add a last-reviewed date for some headings. And in org agenda view, I want to filter outer the headings that have not been reviewed for some days. What's the org tools/functions/setup that ...
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org-mode: copy link to different part of the document

I have created a new org document and invoke org-insert-link to insert a link. Now it's rendered like this: Link description Now if I copy the link via the usual method of emacs, I just get the text &...
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Can't drag and drop ORG files from Finder as Emacs creates a downloaded copy

The title explains it clear: I use Prelude. Whenever I drag and drop a ORG file from Finder to the Emacs window, I get a buffer saying: #+DOWNLOADED: file:/path/to/file/myorgfile.org @ 2020-07-06 08:...
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saving cloned buffers in workspaces/desktops/perspectives etc

i would like to be able to save a window (in emacs terms) layout with cloned buffers. i don't need it to save a series of buffers, i just need to be able to load a complex window layout when i work on ...
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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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Pre-populate property entry menu with items from setup file

I have a collection of Org files that all link to a central properties file in which I specify _ALL properties so that I can get uniform entry of information across many files: #+SETUPFILE: ../../...
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Limit property entry by type or regular expression

It is possible to get Org to limit the values you can enter for a property by using the special _ALL property. For example, if I want to limit the CONDITION property I could use: #+PROPERTY: ...
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switch-to-buffer from org mode code block

Evaluating a code block containing (switch-to-buffer "test-buffer") does not display test-buffer. It creates the buffer, but it does not switch to it. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp (switch-to-...
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Org-ref: how to get absolute path of bibliography in exported LaTeX file

I use Org-ref to insert references in Org mode when writing articles. I prefer to put bib files in a separate place, say /bib/ref.bib, instead of putting together with org files in ~/org/. After ...
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how to make emacs follow links to files outside of org mode?

I'd like to embed a link to a file in say Python code, is there a way to let emacs know to look for org style links outside of org files? Or is there a better way of achieving this? Cheers
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org-set-effort fast effort selection?

I wonder if there is any easy way to configure effort selection dialogue to allow selecting effort value from the list using single key. Currently I have configured Effort_ALL in the following way: (...
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Archive all marked entries with evil-mode

I recently switched to evil mode and cannot figure out how to archive all marked entries at once. The way I did it earlier, when I was in a list seeing the candidate entries for archiving I pressed * ...
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Rorg-roam not showing backlinks when files are open with Deft

I'm just starting with Emacs and Org-roam and I'm using the standard Gnu-Emacs. When I open my files (.org) through the OPEN button in the graphical interface, all the backlinks apear in the org-roam ...
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Changing text size doesn't work on all fonts in org-mode

I have the following in my config: ;; set a non programming font for text (when (member "Lucida Sans Unicode" (font-family-list)) (set-face-attribute 'variable-pitch nil :font "...
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Org Mode: Org-Meta-Newline removes excess newlines

When running emacs as emacs -nw -q and opening an org-file, insertion of headings goes as follows (X represents the cursor): * Heading 1 * Heading 2 X When running org-meta-return here, the next ...
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Custom agenda view based on effort estimates

I have currently a very simple custom agenda view, which displays a daily view, important tasks (those tasks with priority A), and pending tasks (those tasks whose todo keyword is WAITING). I would ...
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org-publish, how to wrap content before first headline in a div

If I have the following org file: #+TITLE: Foo & Bar This is all about foo and bar. * Foo ... * Bar ... when I org-publish to html, I'll get something like the following in the content ...
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Publishing with org-mode [duplicate]

I'm a bit new to emacs and I'm trying to play with the idea of publishing some notes in org-mode as a blog. I've been reading the manual and writing the publish.el file. I understand I need to set the ...
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Emacs blocked by interactive query in inaccessible frame

Recently I found my emacs, which I run as a daemon, in a blocked state. It would not react to any command. Not C-g, not cursor movements, nothing that I could think of. Then I realized, that I had ...
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How to count number of times a recurring task is marked done after logging is enabled?

I had a task in my org file for which I wanted to keep track of the number of times a task is marked as DONE when it's recurring. I am logging my change to the drawer and thus it should be possible to ...
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Creating sparse tree based on two headings underneath an inactive timestamp

I need help writing a filter for my meeting notes to show the outcomes and actions of todays meetings at the end of the day. I keep notes of my meetings with an org-capture that produces a structure ...
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org-download-screenshot from pdf-tools with renaming according to pdf name and pdf page

I would like to use org-download-screenshot (or some other function) in combination with pdf-tools. This works quite well out of the box. What I am missing is a enhanced renaming of the screenshot. ...
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Can you render the latex math expressions in the following file successfully: http://github.com/Anton-Latukha/haskell-notes/README.org?

Can you render http://github.com/Anton-Latukha/haskell-notes/README.org using M-x org-latex-preview on the inline math expressions using Org version > 9.0 default settings? For me, I get a weird ...
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org-preview-latex rendering weirdness when a space after initial inline expression delimiter

\(S\) renders fine. No problem here. $S$ renders fine. No problem here. $ S $ does nothing. I wouldn't expect this. Comment below referencing manual explains this case. $S $ does nothing. I wouldn't ...
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Export beamer handout or presentation function in org-mode?

I'd like to be able to call a function to export to pdf (via latex beamer) from an org subtree. Right now I have properties set up like so: :PROPERTIES: :EXPORT_LATEX_COMPILER: xelatex :...
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Difference between an org element and entry

What are Org elements (e.g. org-element-type) and entries (e.g. org-entry-get)? The best I can figure is that an entry is anything in the buffer. Org defines properties (org-special-properties and ...
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How to bind key in use-package

I added a section binding to my config, but one key doesn't work. :bind (("C-c a" . org-agenda) ("<f6>" . org-capture) ("<M-S-return>" . org-...
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Add a background image to pdf export of an org-beamer file

I'd like to add a background image to a single page in a pdf I am creating with M-x org-beamer-export-to-pdf using the Metropolis theme (no relation). The use of the theme doesn't appear to be the ...
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programatically manipulating org files

I'm an experienced programmer, but totally new to (e)lisp, and I'd love some help orienting myself in a new project I'm trying out, specifically about any relevant org functions that maybe already do ...
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“#+BIBLIOGRAPHY” tag not working

I have a simple file looking like this, #+TITLE: Title Here #+AUTHOR: Author Name Citation here [[cite:key_name]] #+BIBLIOGRAPHY: refs plain In the same directory I have refs.bib, @MISC {key_name, ...

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