Questions tagged [org-mode]

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browse-url-at-point opens link text

I have a link in my org file such as [[https://google.com][mylink]]. When I put the point over "mylink" and run M-x browse-url-at-point my browser opens "http://mylink.com". Is there a different ...
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org-table to calc matrix and back again?

Is it possible to feed data from an org table into calc as a matrix, and then get it out again as a vector to fill in a column? For example, if I have: | | Fund A | Fund B | Fund C | ...
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org-mode keybinding to insert heading followed by org-do-promote

I can write a short keybinding to do this but does org mode have a good way to the following: org-insert-heading-respect-content or org-insert-todo-heading-respect-content followed by: org-do-...
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Getting information about src block in ```org-src-mode```

I need to configure the behavior of elpy when editing a python src block in org-src-mode. Usually such configuration code should be added to org-src-mode-hook. In my code I need to check some header ...
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How to create edge labels in org-mind-map?

The examples do not show use of this feature. And it is not clear from the documentation how to create edge labels. The following is a simple graph drawn using Graphviz, where labelling edges is ...
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How to prevent stuff from being exported

I want some stuff to be visible in the editor, but not in the export (C-c C-e). Some stuff includes headlines. I tried this: #+EXPORT_FILE_NAME: ~/Documents/Outbox/hide #+OPTIONS: ^:nil #+STARTUP: ...
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LaTeX fragment preview includes font name in Org-mode

Since I have to export some CJK characters in LaTeX, I have the following two lines in an .org file : #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[BoldFont,SlantFont]{xeCJK} #+LATEX_HEADER: \setCJKmainfont{HanaMinA} ...
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What happened to org-habits from 8.2 to 9.1?

Orgmode's org-habits appear broken following the upgrade of emacs from version 25 to 26 and orgmode from 8.2 to 9.1 along the way. Specifically, all of my habits don't show as habits in the org-...
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Filter org mode weekly schedule by tag

I have multiple scheduled tasks/events in different files properly labeled and I can't find a way to have the weekly schedule agenda view to filter by these labels. It just shows all the labels per ...
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org column view with date calculations

* TODO fix this bug asap :PROPERTIES: :UPDATE: writing test cases almost there! :LASTUPDATED: 2019-11-25 :DEADLINE: 2019-11-30 :END: * TODO update that documentation :PROPERTIES: :UPDATE: updating my ...
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Org Mode Key Bindings In Terminal Not Working [duplicate]

I'm new to using Emacs in Ubuntu server terminal as opposed to GUI and noticed some of the standard org mode key binding (like M-DOWN or M-UP to move list items or subtrees up or down) don't work. Is ...
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Problem with `org-startup-indented`

When I set org-startup-indented to be t, I see the following error on opening any .org file and the error refused to go away i.e. it reappears instantly after pressing q. Debugger entered--Lisp error:...
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Additions to org-agenda files not persisting across launches

My init file contains the following (custom-set-variables '(org-directory "~/Dropbox/org") '(org-agenda-files (list (concat org-directory "/mylife.org") (concat org-directory "/inbox.org")))) ...
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How to “escape” a plain list / cannot outdent region

This is start from: * Up ** Foo - x Notice that the plain list under Foo is indented. This is what I want next: * Up ** Foo - x ** Bar But from - x, I don't know how to "escape" the plain ...
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Searching org-mode files with spotlight

On my mac (OSX) I have many org-mode files with filenames ending in “.org”. Whenever I do a search with Spotlight that should show one of these org files as best result I experience the following ...
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Defining Agenda Time Frame

Org-agenda has been working well all week. Now that it is Sunday, C-c a a produces an agenda that displays Monday 18 November through Saturday 23 of November. I've changed some of the relevant ...
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How to make sure that long lines are displayed full (without truncation) in Org Mode?

Imagine I have a line that is longer than the available space. I want this one physical line to be displayed as multiple ones (so that I can see it in full without scrolling). In the screenshot below ...
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How to fix the error “Executable ”zip“ needed for creating OpenDocument files” when exporting Org mode document to OpenOffice?

When I try to export an Org mode document to OpenOffice Document format, I get the following error: This answer suggested to use 7zip. So I installed 7zip, copied 7z.exe and renamed the copy to zip....
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How can I format the orgmode clocktable in the agenda view?

In the org-mode Agenda view, I can add a clocktable by pressing R. However, in this table I would like to hide non-contributing files. In any other dynamic clocktable block, I would specify :...
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How to open an org presentation?

I have a presentation I wrote using presentation mode a few years ago. Now I'm trying to open it and I forget how to do it. I'm trying to run emacs command presentation-mode but nothing is found. I ...
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org schedule entry when another transitions to DONE

Is there a mechanism to specify that a todo entry should be scheduled after some other Todo entry transitions to DONE? something like schedule 2d after completion of some other TODO entry or event. ...
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Referring to a different table's cell value in org-mode

I'm doing some code estimating and have split my project up like so * Overview | Proposal | Best case | Likely case | ...
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Org2Blog and Two Factor Authentication

new Emacs user here. I'm having trouble using org2blog to post to a client's WordPress site. The site has 2FA turned on, and won't let me post with it turned off. I got an application-specific ...
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Change scratch buffer to org mode by default

When I test some codes in scratch buffer, usually first set it as org mode manually. How could config it as 'org mode' rather than fundamental mode by default.
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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 | ...