Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Execute src block on org mode export

I have some sort of fundamental confusion about using src blocks in org mode. I define a custom latex class in an emacs-lisp src block at the top of my org file. Export fails however, unless I ...
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Outlook Calendar in org agenda

I would like to integrate the calendar from my outlook into my orgmode agenda. I am looking for a solution with the following features Should be implemented in elisp only, so that I can run this on ...
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Hide SCHEDULED items in org-agenda until they are past their scheduled date and time

When processing my tasks in org-mode I use a custom view that displays my unscheduled/undeadlined TODOs, as well as the next two days of my days-agenda. I would like to use SCHEDULED dates as the ...
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How to include other .org files programmatically (ie not from main .org file)?

Including other .org files is quite easy. For example, for configuration, #+setupfile: /path/to/config.org or #INCLUDE: /path/to/config.org Those lines need to be in the .org file in order to be ...
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How to refile into a datetree

Is it possible to refile a dated item into the appropriate place in a datetree? I have seen some posts that describe the use of org-archive-location but I cannot get that to work - perhaps its the ...
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Python org-mode source block output is always ': None'

This is my source block: #+BEGIN_SRC python print "hello" #+END_SRC The output is always: #+RESULTS: : None This is my org-babel configuration: (org-babel-do-load-languages 'org-babel-load-...
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Exporting unicode characters to pdf using latex from org mode

Hello Good people of Emacs! I'm having trouble exporting unicode math symbols from buffer (org-mode) to pdf file. 1. Problem Description: Symbols are inserted to the buffer as unicode characters (...
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How to configure org-mode to respect system-specific default applications for external links?

In org-mode I can define external links for example as [[file+sys:path/to/document.pdf]] The file document.pdf is then opened with an external pdf viewer. The org-mode documentation claims that this ...
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practical limits on org-mode file size?

I have an org-mode file that's running around 6,000 lines with a hundred or so top-level headlines. It's started to take around a minute to load or save, and occasionally it sends emacs into the weeds ...
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in org-mode, how to view TODO items for current buffer only?

In org-mode, I like to run org-todo-list, which displays the global todo list including all my org-agenda files. How do I view a TODO list for only the current buffer, ignoring my other org-agenda ...
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Code-block specific interpreter in Org Babel

Is it possible to have, in the same org file, two code blocks in the same language that are run in different interpreters by specifying different options at the top of the code block?
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Show free blocks of time in org-mode's agenda

I would like to make it easy to find where are the free blocks of time in my org-mode agenda. For instance, if I have two appointments one 9:30am-10:30am and another 11:15am-12:30pm, I would like to ...
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paste html into org mode

Is there any easy way to copy/paste text from a browser window into an org file, automatically converting links into [[][]] org-mode links? thanks!
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How to convert lines to an org-mode checklist?

Suppose I have the following list. I'd like to convert it to a checklist. Lec 1 | 1:20:36 Lec 2 | 1:10:32 Lec 3 | 1:08:33 Lec 4 | 1:20:33 Lec 5 | 1:16:50 Lec ...
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Emacs function to convert an arbitrary ORG PROPERTY into an arbitrary string (namely, a LaTeX label)?

I have many documents as org-files which have a CUSTOM_LABEL property, like * Introduction :PROPERTIES: :CUSTOM_LABEL: AP 1 :END: In this case, the files need to be exported as LaTeX, ...
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org-mode , export , how to 'force' newline on lines between paragraphs?

I have an org-mode file, some sub-sections have some big paragraphs. When I export as html the whole paragraphs are displayed as single lines. I understand that I have to put a '\\' on every line, a ...
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org-refile to a known fixed location

I'm trying to write a function that will take a heading and refile it to one specific location. The doc for org-refile is (org-refile &optional GOTO DEFAULT-BUFFER RFLOC MSG) and RFLOC is RFLOC ...
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Customize org-mode priorities

I want to replace the default org-mode priorities with my own. default: #A #B #C desired: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 How can I do this?
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Org-mode export: indent first line of each paragraph, “literary” style

Is there a switch on org-mode I can use on export to ODT (or other format) to format my source file of This is a paragraph this is a paragraph this is a paragraph this is a paragraph this is a ...
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How to set my own date format for Org

Hello I am new to Emacs and I have started using org mode for improving my productivity. Currently when I press C-c . the date format displayed is <2016-01-26 Thu> I would like to change it to ...
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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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Is it possible to enable minor modes in org babel blocks?

I use org-edit-special and it's really convenient, when editing source code, that's stored in org files. However I often only want to copy some code and I'm used to the highlighting of highlight-...
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Centered figures in org-mode LaTeX export

When org-mode exports figures to LaTeX, the figure shows up left justified. Is there an easy way to have all the figures centered? I want to avoid having to type #+ATTR_LATEX: :float t above each ...
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In an orgmode clock report table, how do I sum a column that was computed with another formula?

Suppose I have some headlines that look like this. * TODO Parent ** TODO Sub Head1 CLOCK: [2015-02-09 Mon 07:00]--[2015-02-09 Mon 07:08] => 0:08 *** TODO Sub Sub Head CLOCK: [2015-02-09 ...
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How to tangle all code blocks to a common file

I am planning to keep my .emacs file settings inside an org file which I can then tangle to a .emacs file. However, for every emacs-lisp block I don't want to have to type the redundant :tangle .emacs ...
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org-drill isn't letting me drill

I'm studying for finals and want to use org-drill . Org-drill sees my flash cards and places UUIDs in properties drawers (see the code snippet below). However, when I call org-drill-cram, it says it ...
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How can I use the PROPERTIES drawer with a TAGS property and asign multiple values to it

In org-mode long header line and multiple tags sometimes makes the overview unreadable. My question is: Can I use the TAGS property in the PROPERTIES drawer to list tags as values rather then having ...
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How do I insert code block header :var in exported code block in org-mode

GNU Emacs 26.0.50.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.18.9) of 2016-10-06 Org-mode version 8.3.5 (release_8.3.5-1131-g7eecb2 @ ~/.emacs.d/el-get/org-mode/lisp/) I have come to share my projects as ...
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Org mode converting spaces to tabs when evaluating source?

I am testing out the Babel feature in org-mode, with this small block. #+BEGIN_SRC sh :results verbatim :exports both banner -w 35 e ...
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Validate internal fuzzy links in org-mode

Is there a function that will validate internal fuzzy links in org-mode? I would like to see which links resolve to headers (fontified in blue) and which ones are broke (fontified in red). John ...
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mode-line in title bar?

I use org-mode with org-pomodoro. Status bar at the bottom get's pretty long. Like: -:**- leo.org Top L50 (org Ind Helm drag Abbrev) [6:08 (bug 459487 - [Gtk] Replace deprecated ......)] [...
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Truncate beginning of right-aligned column in org table

I have a column in an org-mode table that contains long file names. The interesting part of the filename is the last few characters rather than the first. For example, given the files below: /data/...
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How to control where the org todo keywords buffer displays?

Q: how can I control where the org todo keywords buffer appears? Entering a todo keyword with C-c C-t (org-todo) opens a new buffer with the keyword options and then closes it again after I select ...
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Org mode quote block indentation (highlighting)

Can indentation of the Org mode quote block be configured? I would like to highlight quote blocks with indented margins, both left and right if possible: The example above demonstrates org-quote ...
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Can you have org-mode headings with checkboxes?

I'd like to have this sort of functionality: * TODO master task ** [ ] my subtask 1 << checkbox in heading :-D ** [X] my completed subtask With the C-c C-c combo checking/unchecking such ...
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Is it possible to include a base64 image in org file?

currently i save my pictures with org-download as an attach for an org file or via directory method. I wonder, if it possible to include a picture as base64 coded string (or anything else) to always ...
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Browser not opening when exporting HTML from org-mode

Org-mode can export as HTML and open on a browser with C-c C-e h o (org-export-dispatch), but the problem is that the generated html file opens in a buffer inside emacs. There is no error in the ...
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Org mode: is it possible to display ONLINE images?

Assuming I want to have an org buffer in which I can preview images from url which I don't want to store on my hard drive - is there a possibility to use a solution similar to org links and display ...
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src python in org-mode: IndentationError: unexpected indent

mac 10.13.4 / emacs 25.3 (9.0) / org-version 9.1.12 / python 3.5.2 I am trying to understand why C-c C-c generate an IndentationError: unexpected indent when executing a simple code like the example ...
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Org-Mode: Using Source Code Blocks in Table Formulas

I would like to use source code blocks in org-mode table formulas using something similar to: #+NAME: square #+BEGIN_SRC python :var x=0 return x**2 #+END_SRC | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 4 | | 3 | 9 | #+TBLFM: $...
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Remove Task state keywords (TODO/DONE) from clocktable reports?

Org-mode's Clocktable reports show the task state "TODO/OPEN/DONE" at the beggining of the headline: like so: | | TODO Bug 459487 - [GTK] Replace... | 7:38 | | | | ...
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Org export to latex and HTML references

I have been working on a document that I want to export to both HTML and latex; while working on the document I noticed that using latex \label{} and \ref{} tags works properly for latex export, but ...
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Automatically Capitalise i to I

Is it possible to automatically capitalise i when writing in org-mode? I have to manually search all i and replaced it with I, before exporting to PDF. I want to do this only for the English word I, ...
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Clearing the Contents of an Org-Mode Header Programmatically?

If we have * Header 1 Some contents. Is there a way to programmatically kill the contents of Header 1 so that it remains like: * Header 1 ?
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html to orgmode via pandoc- get rid of all #+BEGIN_HTML blocks

i tried converting html webpages to org mode file using a simple pandoc command: pandoc -o output.org R\ Seminar:\ Introduction\ to\ ggplot2.htm this works quite well but im left with tons of html ...
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How to run file-specific commands?

For some org-mode files, I would like to run specific commands when that file is opened for editing. These commands should be written in the heading of the file somewhere near the #+CONFIG bits. E.g ...
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How can I add/subtract vectors by Calc in Org-mode?

I want to add/subtract two vectors, X and Y in Calc. If I calc constant numerics within Org-mode source block, it's o.k. #+BEGIN_SRC calc :session *Calculator* [1,1] + [2,2] + [3,3] #+END_SRC #+...
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Is there an easy way to edit all links in an org file?

I have an org file with several dozen links to various webpages. I'd like to view and edit most of the urls in this file. Is there a convenient way to do this? In other words, does org-mode have a ...
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Relative dates in org template

I organize a technical user group and as part of that I use org-mode to schedule the same task tree every month so I remember to do everything for our meetings (food, speakers, projector, etc.) This, ...
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Export slide and handout version of same beamer slides in org subtree

I want to create an org file with all my beamer lectures notes for one course. With the example below I can generate my slides for a specific lecture with subtree export by positioning point within ...

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