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Is it possible to get prettified symbols in Org-mode source blocks?

I have a few symbols in prettify-symbols-alist that improve the appearance of elisp code in my configuration file. I am migrating my configuration file from Elisp to Org-mode and I would like to keep ...
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org mode logbook note entry without logbook drawer?

Is there a way to make a logbook-like note without it always being stuck in a :LOGBOOK drawer? For example: - [2015-09-02 Wed 18:03] \\ * 12.3 Export settings :om:htmlexport: - ...
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Truncate only certain lines and use continuation lines elsewhere?

Q: how can I use truncate-lines in only part of a buffer? As a general rule, I prefer continuation lines to truncating lines. However, it would be nice to truncate only certain kinds of lines in a ...
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How to use org-refile with helm to create a new node?

I'm trying to use Helm with org-refile. It looks like everyting is working properly except one thing. For example, I have the following tree in my org file: * Top level 1 ** Example heading * Top ...
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How do I automatically start a new journal entry at emacs start up)

Putting (org-journal-new-entry) in the init file doesn't work, neither does setting the scratch buffer mode to journal-mode. Kurt Hesselbart's answer works only halfway if there already is an entry ...
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in org-mode, how to move point to next checkbox when it's marked completed?

I work with org-mode checkboxes, marking them as completed as I go. * TODO clean kitchen - [X] sink - [ ] stove - [ ] floors I want org to move point to the next checkbox when when it gets marked - ...
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in org-mode, how to move point to next TODO heading upon DONE state change?

I work with org-mode TODO lists not in org-agenda mode, but within the actual .org files, marking TODO headings DONE as I go. * DONE buy milk * TODO fix car * STARTED call mom I want org to move ...
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Org-mode list with a mix of unordered and description list items?

It seems that all items in plain text unordered list have to contain descriptions, otherwise the HTML export is incorrect. Example: - item1 :: item1 description bla bla bla - item2 - item3 then I ...
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org-babel evaluation of code block always creates new window

Running org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c to evaluate a src block in an org file behaves strangely with windows. With a single window in the frame, it spawns a new window looking at the same buffer in a split and ...
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How to view scheduled tasks or deadlines that are late

In agenda view, how can I make a list of all tasks (more than 30 ongoing tasks) that are late? That should included recurring scheduled tasks for the month, were I jumped a day. For example, had to ...
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Working with SCHEDULED items (recurring task), org mode

When I schedule an item, I want to get something like: ** TODO Lift weights SCHEDULED: <2009-01-22 Thu +2d> - State "DONE" [2009-01-16 Fri 23:14] - State "DONE" [2009-01-...
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How do I import __future__ in org-mode babel

Attempting to eval a babel source block that contains a __future__ import and also uses a :var causes Python to spit out File "<stdin>", line 2 SyntaxError: from __future__ imports must occur ...
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Select which nodes are folded in org mode files when opened

I understand that #+STARTUP: property can control the fold/unfold setting in file level when the org file is loaded. But I need it be more granular. I wonder if it is possible to set it in node ...
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How to see habit items along the timegrid like normal items?

I would like to know how to see habit items like normal items. Along the time-grid in their place and not at the bottom of the day. Maybe it's on the sorting algorithm ? Or there is a variable that I ...
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Prevent *org todo* pop-up window from displaying in new frame (dedicated window scenario)

I have the following setup, created through a function I've defined in this reddit post, which states in relevant part: (defun hd/weekly-review () "Organize a series of windows for weekly reviews" ...
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Including code-block in a another file

Is it possible for a code-block in one org file to include a noweb reference to a code-block in another org file?
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Is exporting of smart (single) quotes broken in Org 8.3?

I cannot seem to get correctly exported smart single quotes in Org 8.3. Here is a minimal test.org file: #+OPTIONS: ':t #+LANGUAGE: en This is 'within single quotes'. This is "within double quotes"...
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How to move by columns in an org table?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for something similar to M-f and M-b to move right or left column-wise in an org-mode table.
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How do I change the visibility cycling in orgmode?

Currently when I press TAB it uses this: ,-> FOLDED -> CHILDREN -> SUBTREE --. But I would like it to behave like other outliners. If I press TAB once it should open the children. It I press TAB ...
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Move point to current org heading

In Org mode: How can I move point (up) to the current heading (or the first line under the heading)?
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Move item from org archive back into org agenda file?

Q: how does one move a project out of the org archive and back into its original spot in the agenda file? org-mode has facilities to archive projects. Every once in a while, however, I need to ...
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How to make org-babel-load-file use umlauts (åäö) correctly?

I have this in my init.el (defvar dropbox-d "C:/Dropbox") (defvar dropbox-emacs-d (expand-file-name "emacs" dropbox-d)) (org-babel-load-file (expand-file-name "config.org" dropbox-emacs-d)) In ...
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can't export from org-mode to HTML

Below's a SSCCE I have a dead simple org-mode document and I hit C-c C-e to access the export dispatcher. Sure enough I can see the options and am prompted with the message Export buffer: After ...
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get/set package user-dir before installing org-mode

I have emacs 24.5.1 on Xubuntu 14.04. I want to install the latest version of the org package available in GNU ELPA (20150929). Following the advice on org-mode website, I launch emacs with the -q ...
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Close sub-heading in org-mode

Here an org-mode tree * TEST * SUB1 * SUB11 * SUB111 * SUB112 * SUB12 * SUB2 If the tree is partially fold you can have: * TEST * SUB1 * SUB11 * SUB12 * SUB2 Is there a command ...
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Add actual (scheduled) date in log for state change in org-mode

I just started to get into using emacs org-mode, and was wondering if this is possible. I put the scheduled in brackets in the title as I am not specifically interested only in timestamps which are "...
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How to manipulate clock times (org-mode)

I often forget either to clock out of a task, or to clock a different activity in. For instance, I was working on a (clocked) task right now, then my manager walked in and we embarked on a discussion ...
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how to - org file with file level properties automatically added

I have several file level properties (like #+OPTIONS: toc:nil ) always defined at begin of all my org files. I wonder whether it is possible to make a org template so that all org files I create in ...
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How to get title and author in org mode export to beamer presentation?

The org-export to beamer gives the following error when the first lines include title and author info. #+TITLE: Presentation Title #+AUTHOR: Name "Wrong type argument: listp, #("Name" 0 4(:parent (...
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Acronyms as description list

I would like to maintain a list of acronyms in my org-mode file. Should I just use Description plain lists for that or is there a better way?
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How to prevent org-mode from exporting external links

In my org document, I have some urls that I would like to see exported plain-text, not as links. For example, if I have this in my org document, http://www.pharo.org exporting to HTML will result in ...
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Export italics inside verbatim or code

In an Org document I type call the /static/ method =something(/$with/, /$param/)= and (thanks to org-hide-emphasis-markers set to t) it appears as call the static method something($with, $param) ...
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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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Birthday in org-contacts

I am a beginner in org-mode (and Emacs, for that matter), but I thought that org-mode would be a good place/format to store my contacts. One thing I like to do is to add birthdays to contacts. I found ...
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How to control newline and indent when export to LaTeX from org-mode file?

I have a test org-mode file as below: #+OPTIONS: ':nil *:t -:nil ::nil <:nil H:3 \n:nil ^:{} arch:headline #+OPTIONS: author:nil c:nil creator:nil d:(not "LOGBOOK") date:t e:t #+OPTIONS: email:nil ...
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Stopping a runaway process using C-c C-c

When i evaluate some source code blocks using C-c C-c sometimes i might have an error and the system hangs on me . The only way to exit at this point is by quitting emacs. Are there any solutions to ...
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How do I configure class options for latex export in my .emacs?

By default org mode seems to configure 8x11 as the paper type when I export to latex. I always print to A4, so I would like all of my exports to specify a4 as the paper type -- e.g.: \documentclass[...
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Can I import a rectangle from one org-table into another org-table?

I have an org document with two different-sized tables table1 and table2. #+TBLNAME: table1 | | | | | | | | |---+---+---+---+---+---+---| | | | x | x | x | x | x | | | | x | x | ...
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Timestamp on babel-execute results block?

When I execute a source block, I'd like to get a timestamp on the +RESULTS block so that I can remember when it was last executed. Is there a built-in option for this or do I need to go in and add a ...
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Python blocks evaled; elisp blocks not: org-babel export to latex

I need to have automatic evaluation turned on for elisp (or emacs-lisp) because I have huge documents that I export to PDF with batch scripts, and it's intolerable to have to go in and manually ...
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Expand org-mode subtree with point after ellipsis?

I love org-mode, but one of the things that has always bugged me is that, if the point is after a collapsed subtree's ellipsis, pressing TAB doesn't expand it. For example, if the point is here (...
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Hide all header contents in Org mode

outline-show-all reveals the contents of all headers in org-mode. How can I do the opposite? There's no outline-hide-all command.
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Why are my org-table formulas behaving like this after upgrading to version 8.3?

I recently upgraded org-mode to version 8.3 from version 7.9. In previous versions of org mode, the function #+TBLFM: @<$<..@>$>=0 would place a 0 in every cell of a table. On my system,...
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My org-mode has different size text at different level

Actually what happened was this. I was looking for a good theme for my emacs. In the process I have changed many themes. I don't know which theme caused this but now my org-mode has different size ...
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Why are my org tables no longer exporting?

Today I tried to export an org table by issuing M-x org-table-export <RET> table.csv <RET> <RET>. To my surprise, I received the error message Symbol's function definition is void: ...
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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 can I export many org documents to ASCII?

I have a directory ~/foo/ with hundreds of org documents among other types of files. I want to export each org file to ASCII. The only way I know how to do this is to follow the following procedure ...
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How can I add “side-notes” to a text file in org mode?

I wonder how could I add the equivalent of side-notes (cues, thinking points indications, references) to a text in org mode? Tags work fine, but they seem to be limited to headlines. I could also ...
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converting emacs calc eqn to latex in org table

Is it possible to convert column 2 to latex in org-table using a command? It seems that the technology already exists with calc-embed but I don't know how to use it here. | G | 7*(-2:5)+5*(4:7) ...
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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 ...