Questions tagged [org-mode]

is an Emacs major mode for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system. Because Org mode is a vast subject area, other tags must accompany the `org-mode` tag.

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org reveal.js, long TOC not page break, tableofcontents.js is not working

I'm using Emacs-Org Mode and Reveal.js for exporting a long PPT/Slides. I am meeting with the problem of long Table-of-Contents(TOC) problem, the TOC is too long but can not auto page break (the TOC ...
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Insert multiple blank line in table editor

I'm using the built-in table editor of org-mode. As described in the documentation, I can use M-S-Down to insert a row above my current row. Using the universal argument, I can create my new line ...
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Showing org headings in uppercase

I found coloured headings disturbing so I (setq org-level-color-stars-only t). But now the headings are too similar to regular text, and their face is default so they can't be formatted by changing a ...
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Setq org-agenda-files in Windows

I'm just looking to add files to my org-agenda-variable. I added a single file successfully but am unable to use multiple. With the code below in my .emacs.el file, the agenda buffer shows 0 TODO's ...
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Ditaa source code evaluated with no result

The code below evaluated successfully but ~/Downloads/foo.png is empty. A look at the downloads folder shows that no file has been generated. What went wrong? #+begin_src ditaa :file ~/Downloads/foo....
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Expanding current column does not work as expected with a width cookie

From the manual: C-c TAB (org-table-toggle-column-width) Shrink or expand current column. If a width cookie specifies a width W for the column, shrinking it displays the first W visible ...
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Is there an equivalent to a spreadsheet's “freeze pane”?

I have an org file containing something like this: |id | foo | bar | ... |-----+-------------+-----------| ... |1 | foo1 | bar1 | ... |2 | foo2 | bar2 | ....
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How to indent truncated lines?

For me it seems like a really ruff edge that default spacemacs comes without an option to give my lines a correct indentation, when they are wrapped. (Click the first link if you want to see the issue ...
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Retrieving parents with properties

Suppose I'm at point Grandchild below: * Parent :@Project: ** Child **** Grandchild How can I construct an elisp function that goes up the ...
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Use diary sexp as repeatable TODO's

So what I am looking for is to Schedule repeatable events with TODO keywords where as soon as in org agenda I mark a TODO item as DONE, just that one event be marked as DONE rather than all of the ...
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How to always show buffer in the new created frame?

My workflow is: I initialize emacs with a shortcut (in my ~/.i3/config I have a line like this bindcode $mod+49 exec emacsclient -c -n -q -a=''. I use i3wm.org) By default it goes to temp.org, in ....
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Orgmode tables: Insert row within column

I would like to know, how to add a new line in a column without changing the other columns. Alternatively, how to move up a cell in a column without changing the other columns. Here is an example (...
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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 Agenda schedule number of hours allocated to a task

Is there a way to tell Org Agenda to schedule X number of hours for a task without a specific start-end time? Presently, the standard format is this: SCHEDULED: <2019-06-20 Thu 9:00-12:00>
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Org-mode File Types

I haven't been able to find in the documentation the role of a few file types created by org-mode to support the main org file. file.org is the main file file.org_archive is clearly where archived ...
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In org-mode, how do I continue a list in a new line?

For example: * Tests ** Test1 - When I put a new-line right here -> the list will not be continued (unlike in word or similar applications). For clarification, what I expect is: * Tests ** ...
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org-mode table element selection with blanks

TL;DR: How do you send a list of elements from a table, including blank cells, to an elisp function? I have the table below with points on exam questions in columns 2-4. The second row contains the ...
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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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Set org-duration-units for org-mode scheduling

I'm trying to set org-duration-units that's used by org-mode effort estimates for formatting times in 8 hour days instead of 24 hours days. I'm in no way an emacs and lisp expert, currently learning ...
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Org mode: control whether `M-<RET>` inserts a newline or not for plain lists?

In the following text: foo - s - sdljk with point at the end of the block, pressing M-<RET> will alter the buffer to then look like this: foo - s - sdljk - Same situation, but with ...
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Simple way to add parent node

Is there a simple way to add parent node in org-mode? * heading ... # 100 or more first-level headings over here * heading # interspersed with ones with subtrees ** heading ** heading *** heading ......
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Save buffer immediately after org-archive-location

Question How do I immediately save the .org buffer created by org-archive-location? Context and what I've tried so far Current .emacs settings: FILE: .emacs (setq org-archive-location (concat "~/...
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How to make linked word in org-beamer stands out?

I am using org-mode with Beamer. Using the Barkeley theme, I wrote something like this: To [[http:www.google.com][Google]] However, the outputed slide doesn't indicate any hint of the word "Google" ...
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Emacs not loading org-agenda-files on startup

So i've put this in my emacs.org: (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/todo.org")) But whenever i close and reopen Emacs, my org-agenda is empty until i reload my config-File. Is there anything ...
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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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How can I get flush left text in org-indent-mode?

I open an org file in emacs and it displays thus: I enable word wrap with M-x visual-line-mode and get: But I prefer the extra indenting of headlines provided by org indent mode, so then do M-x org-...
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Chinese Text commentary syntax highlighting

Plain text inherited from ctext.org contain the following syntax: {{...}} 堯年十六,以唐侯升為天子,遂以為號。{{《論語·泰伯》疏 案曰:堯典正義云:徧檢書傳無帝堯卽位之年,則此似非伏生大傳文,疑出書緯。}} 辯章百姓。{{見《毛詩·采菽》正義、《史記·五帝紀》索隱、《後漢書》注}} ...
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Directed Acyclic Graphs in Org mode, and Cloned Nodes

By default, Org-mode headers form trees. That is, every header can have an arbitrary number of sub-tasks, and this relationship is recursive to an arbitrary depth. However, a task in practice can be a ...
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Speed up org-map-entries when matching by property

Question: Why is org-map-entries property matching so slow, and what can I do to speed it up? Background: I have a relatively simple use for org-map-entries: grab the effort (in integer minutes) from ...
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Org-mode schedule 1 event for multiple days?

I cannot find anything on being able to set TODO tasks with SCHEDULE to occur on multiple days of the week. For example I have STAT class on Mon Wed and Fri that I would like the event to repeat ...
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org-insert-link sometimes produces “wrong type argument: stringp, nil” after prolonged use of emacs

It usually happens after a couple of days of use that C-c C-l / org-insert-link inside .org files does not allow me to insert new links anymore. What I want to do is interactively insert link ...
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org-mode numbered list across headings

I have a list of items. * Heading 1 1. Item 2. Item * Heading 2 1. Item 2. Item 3. Item Is there an easy way to make the numbers run across the headings like this? * Heading 1 1. Item 2. Item * ...
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Performantly filter against a custom time-like property

My agenda view processes many items with SCHEDULED and DEADLINE fields, and fully generates from scratch in about 0.3s. However, if I append CUSTOM_SCHEDULED<"<now>" to my agenda view ...
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'No such file or directory' when I install 'org-bullets'

I'm trying to install the org-bullets mode and after pasting the install code given in the GitHub's site in .emacs, and paste the .el file into the home directory, I get this result.: Warning (...
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Use Helm for Org Refile Completion

I want to use helm for org-refile completion when determining which heading to refile under. Here are some excerpts from my initialization script. (setq org-refile-targets '(("~/Documents/GTD/Gtd....
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how to use link path to set the background face?

I would like to use a custom link, i.e. [[h:blue][blue highlighted text]], to create highlighted text. The background color of the highlighted text is specified by the path. I have (org-link-set-...
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Prevent folding org files opened by ediff

Folding gets in the way when merging two org files using ediff, so I'm trying to disable all folding in org-mode buffers created by ediff. Non-ediff folding behavior should remain unaffected. ...
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Org-mode tell paragraph position in subtree

Is there a quick way to show where a paragraph is sitting in the document structure hierarchy? * Chapter 1 ... * Chapter 5 ** Section 4 ... paragraph X I would like to tell that paragraph X is ...
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Org-ref not communicating with Tex-live?

Org-ref cannot tell that I have biblatex-caspervector installed. Is this because of some packages that I missed?
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org-mode internal link works only in some cases

I have an .org document with the following structure. * Headline 1 This is some text * Headline 2 :Custom_id: h2 This is heading number two ** Sub heading 1 <<target>> ** Sub heading ...
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Retrieving a view of org-mode tasks completed within a range and that have a non-nil property

How can I retrieve, over an elisp list of files list-of-files, a view of all org-mode headers that (i) were CLOSED in between start and end such that (ii) these headers have a property P defined (that ...
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Org mode: Issue with export using HTML template with #+SETUPFILE

I have download two HTML themes from this git to my home directory. Following the instruction I have put the following line on top of my .org file: #+SETUPFILE: "/home/myusername/org-html-themes/...
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Emacs org-mode error in empo tags

I'm using emacs with org mode tempo tags, based on this questions and answers Q and A 1 Q and A 2 I get the feeling that I need to require org-tempo, but I get the following error: Debugger entered-...
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org-mode document structure / templates

Suppose you had a large org document of recipes, with hundreds of entries like this: * Tasty Pudding ** Ingredients - Milk - Sugar - Eggs - Flavorings ** Process 1. Mix the eggs and sugar 2. Heat up ...
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org-agenda-write doesn't respect org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks

Running a fresh Emacs session with emacs -Q, I evaluated the following: (setq org-agenda-files '("~/index.org")) (setq org-enforce-todo-dependencies t) (setq org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks 'invisible) ...
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How to go to matching pattern after org-occur?

After typing C-c / / and a regex, org shows a sparse tree containing matches of the pattern. How do I move point through these matches, in a way similar to C-s?
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Org-Mode not exporting all child subheading

While exporting following sample org file content to html, final output skips headings from 3rd depth in table of content. After reading org documentation, and forum questions, I tried following, ...
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Org Agenda is looking for agenda file names inside of my todo file

When I try to open a org-agenda view, I am prompted with emacs claiming that the first line of my todo list is not a valid file, with options to remove it from the agenda list, or abort. Removing it ...
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Org-mode: Getting errors when auto-saving after refiling

I wanted Emacs to automatically save all buffers after I refiled something, so I followed the bottom-most comment from this question and used (advice-add 'org-refile :after 'org-save-all-org-buffers) ...
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Can Org-mode link to a Babel block?

I would like to have a link that runs a Babel source-code block. Does Org-mode support running something from the library of babel in a link, or a source block via a file+blockname reference? A ...