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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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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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How can I get all file links in one org-mode file?

There are some local file links existed randomly in my org-mode file. most of them are image links, like (file:images/samples.png) along with some other urls. What I want to do is that parse all these ...
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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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`use-package` with :config to set variables

I'm trying to use use-package to set up my org-mode initialization. I have the following in my ~/.emacs file: (use-package org-mode :mode "\\.org$" :ensure org :config (progn (setq org-...
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In org mode, how do I reference a figure?

I have a figure declared like this: #+CAPTION: Google NGrams Viewer Search #+NAME: fig:ngrams [[file:ngrams.png]] And I'd like to reference it, so that I can write, e.g. Please refer to Figure [[...
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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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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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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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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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Exporting and Tangling simultaneously in org mode

I am writing a literate program in Org mode, and exporting the literate document to html file after tangling. However, after making any change to the Org file, I often have to do the export (Using C-...
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in org-mode, how to insert timestamp with today's date?

In a Lisp function, how do I instruct org to automatically insert a timestamp with today's date? I found the function org-insert-time-stamp, but I don't know how to provide an argument for it that ...
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Inherit SCHEDULED and priority properties

What is the reasoning behind the design of not inheriting the SCHEDULED and priority properties? Any notable use cases to support this behavior? On the contrary, actually inheriting SCHEDULED (or ...
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Styling lists in org-export (html)

So, for variety's sake I'd like lists and sublists to have different styles. In emacs, I've enabled org-list-allow-alphabetical, but this doesn't work with export (not a bug). However, there doesn't ...
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Add caption to an image generated by a code block

Consider the following MWE #+begin_src python :session :results file import matplotlib matplotlib.use('Agg') import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fig=plt.figure(figsize=(3,2)) plt.plot([1,3,2]) fig....
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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 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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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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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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How to insert inactive [timestamp] via function?

C-u C-c ! generates a time stamp like [2015-05-04 Mon 17:13] I would like to assign a shortcut (e.g F1) to this action. So far I have: (defun my/timenow (&optional arg) (interactive) (let (...
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Using File Local Variables in org-mode

Is there a way to use file local variables set in an org-mode file in the following contexts: Simply expanding the variable when text is exported (eg: to LaTeX) Passing the value to :var in a babel ...
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Show a warning when there are duplicate headings in org-mode

Sometimes I have quite long org-mode documents. I tend to insert new headings and sub-headings throughout the whole document. However sometimes I think that I already used this text and begin ...
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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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Exclude table in org-mode export

While I enjoy the table mode of org and love the way I can work with the data in these tables with eg Python or R I am currently stuck with a simple problem: How can I exclude the table from being ...
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Org Src Block does not return any output

TL;DR: How do I get the stderr of my source block to be part of the #+RESULTS block, without changing the contents of the block? I can only get stdout to appear. [Long and winding explanation] While ...
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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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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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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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Math autocompletion in org mode

What is the easiest way to get autocompletion for math symbols when I write latex formulas between \(..\) or \[...\] in org-mode? Could packages like company-math or ac-math be used in org-mode, for ...
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org-mode latex and pdf export custom title

I'm using the latest org-plus-contrib package from the org ELPA archive under emacs 24.5 (Linux and OSX). I needed to have a custom title which includes a logo PNG in documents I export from org to ...
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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: ")...
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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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how to use minibuffer instead of pop-up window for GPG files?

I am looking for Emacs password manager, and org-password-manager looks nice for my needs. But when I am trying to open created passwords.org.gpg file (I use symmetric encryption for more ease), ...
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Prevent Org from escaping latex results

During export, Org generates this: \begin{tikzpicture}[->,>=stealth',shorten >=1pt,auto,node distance=2.8cm, semithick] \node[initial,state] (A) \{\$q$_{\...
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How to update Org to latest version using package repo's / git clone in Ubuntu

See the image below. . I want to update my org from Version: 2016071 to Version 20161003. It does not give me an option to upgrade when I use the package-list-packages command. An ...
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Exporting Org in Landscape

I have an org document I'd like to export to PDF - with several wide tables columns in it - so much so that it makes sense to export the whole document in A4 landscape to keep the orientation ...
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org-mode export images to html as figures, not img

Currently my images are exported with org-html-publish-to-html, and they end up as inlined <img src=''/>. I want them inside figures, so I'm working around this my problem by injecting the ...
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org-capture : how to choose the target file at the end of the process?

I use org-capture a lot, it's a terrific feature. However, sometimes i'd like to choose the target of the note during or at the end of the process, not at the beginning from the template. The ...
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can I have a link to a specific point of an external org file?

Is it possible to have a link to a specific heading (e.g. identified by a CUSTOM_ID property) of an external org file? The only relevant example in the external links section of the manual seems to be ...
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Custom theme based on major mode or file type

How can I customize emacs to use a different theme based on major mode or file-type? And, could it work to have different themes active in different windows? My use case would be: have (1) one ...
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Can columns of an org table be grouped to conveniently work with data?

I have an org table | | | P1 | P2 | P3 | P4 | Q1 | Q2 | E1 | E2 | F | |--------+--------+----+----+----+----+----+----+-----+-----+-----| | | Totals | 20 | 40 | 35 | 20 | 50 |...
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How to generate the result file for dot source block and include it with another path in org-mode?

I'm starting to write blogs with org-mode and org-static-blog, but now I'm stuck with a problem respecting exporting graphviz dot file to image file. So I have a code block like this with (setq org-...
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Why is my elisp function not accepting a second parameter?

@Juancho gave a great answer to a question I asked a few days ago. My question is about how to modify his elisp code. I have an org table #+begin_src emacs-lisp :results none (defun jj/factor (...
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Org-mode latex environment in drawer

I use a custom LaTeX environment that creates a quotation box on export. A sample code looks like this: * Org-mode heading Here is a witty quote from a witty chap: \begin{fancyquote} Witty quote! ...
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External http link not recognized as link

I have the following document: * Test | Links | |-------| | [[http://emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/ask]] | This Link is not recognized as a Link. If I press TAB while the cursor is on the link ...
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Org Agenda faces do not appear after applying themes

In my Org Agenda all text except for priorities use the "default" face. Until recently I would see colourful text for say, todo status. I was playing around with custom themes, so I may have broken ...
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how to add time information to an evaluated org-mode code block?

I'd like to be able to add additional information of when a block was run to the result: ie. #+BEGIN_SRC js var a = 4 var b = 3 return a + b #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: : 7 @ Thurs 8th Dec 2:00pm EST is ...

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