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Inline SVG's in org-mode?

I can see many image formats in orgmode, but not SVG. I get the error Invalid image type 'svg' when I run org-display-inline-images. It should be possible given this question exists: https://www....
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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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Edebug orgmode source code blocks with input variables

What is the standard method to debug emacs-lisp orgmode source code blocks with input variables as header arguments? I found the hacky solution to insert the following snipped in front of a source ...
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How can I use the #+OPTIONS: broken-links: option to ignore broken links, in a specific way?

I have a very large orgmode document that has internal links to many different parts of the document. If I try to export a subtree that has an internal link that points to a part of the document ...
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How to expand external files inline on orgmode?

I know I can use something like #+INCLUDE: "./filepath" but this has effect only when I export the file. I can also use link like [[./filepath]] but I have to type C-c C-o to go to the content. How ...
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Calculate emacs org property from another property

I have an Emacs Org file with list of tasks with a set of properties each one. Say I have three properties called ESTIMATED, SPENT and REMAINING, which account for the number of hours that I ...
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How to better align tags in Org Mode using variable-width font

I prefer using variable-width fonts in Emacs whenever I can. That said, Org Mode tags are horribly aligned when headings use variable-width fonts, even if the tags themselves use fixed-width fonts. Is ...
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org-fill-paragraph in a list with checkboxes doesn't take into account the checkboxes

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the behavior of org-fill-paragraph for a list with checkboxes. I would like the indentation to take into account the checkbox, but here is what I see: - This ...
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latex inside table using table.el in org mode

I am trying to achieve multicolumn cells in org-mode tables like in Multicolumn cells in org-mode tables, but with Latex inside the cells. * Minimal Example +------------+-----------+-------------...
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Hierarchical org refile support with ivy

When I enable ivy-mode in an org buffer and C-c C-w for refile, all headlines are presented as refile targets. So far so good. I relied on the org default setting (org-outline-path-complete-in-steps '...
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Can body-only exports be performed by default?

I have an org file: #+TITLE: Hello! Hello world! I can perform a "body-only" export of this file to html by issuing C-c C-e C-b h h. Here, the C-b keystroke toggles the "body-only" variable from ...
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how to expand org-mode macros in HTML blocks in export to HTML?

I'd like to use org-mode macro replacement to expand macros inside HTML blocks in org-mode export to HTML. I'd like this... #+MACRO: event-url bar #+HTML_HEAD: <meta property="og:url" content="...
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org-mode ODT export template

I would like to export org file to ODT. Is there any nice ready to use ODT template that can be used for exported documents? Default template is not good looking. I had the same problem with html ...
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Org-mode inline .eps images display error. (.eps created by AI ok, .eps created by matplotlib no)

As I basically use Org to take note and export LaTeX files, I find displaying eps files as inline image to be important for me.I have my emacs compiled with ImageMagick support, and added the ...
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How to get org-mode fully support Arabic language for export?

My intention is to write Arabic document using org-mode. Please consider the following MWE, given that my configuration in init.el has below code to enable writing of Arabic script from right to left (...
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How to indicate the currently clocked-in task?

I'm using org-mode's clocking functions to track the hours I spend on projects. Since my main org file is rather large and I scroll through it a lot, it would be great to have a visual cue of the task ...
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Emacs org-mode, agenda view, discover overlapping tasks

If I have following scheduled items in my org file: ** meeting a SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 21:00-23:00> ** meeting b SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 22:00-23:00> which generates ...
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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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Can I have a different dictionary for flyspell in different headings?

I have an org-mode file where I use different languages. I was hoping to be able to have flyspell checking them. Something like: * Title 1 :PROPERTIES: :Language: Italian :END: This is italian text ...
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orgmode line wrap except table

In orgmode, how can I get below line wrap behavior: for text (other than table), I wish line wrapped. for table, I do not wish it's wrapped. I can add below line in init.el (global-visual-line-mode ...
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How to archive an org-mode subtree along with its parent headlines

Let me start out by saying I've seen various attempts to address questions similar to mine, but none of them handle the things I'm looking for. Here is an example of what I'm looking for: Say I ...
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Picture of sender in mu4e

How can I see a mini-picture or icon of the email sender in the headers view and email view in mu4e? Is there an easy way to achieve this using, say org-contacts?
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How can I wrap org-preview-latex-fragment to be async?

Calling org-preview-latex-fragment blocks user input for a second or two depending on the size of your fragment, and with universal args, converting all fragments in buffer can take minutes. It would ...
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CLOCK timestamp field in clocktable

Given the following org data : * PROJECT NAME ** task 1 CLOCK: [2016-03-21 Mon 09:50]--[2016-03-21 Mon 10:03] => 0:13 my comment on task1 ** task 2 mycomment on ...
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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 schedule repeatable sequences of tasks

I've been trying to find the right approach of scheduling a repeatable sequence of tasks: first approach was to mark the parent as repeatable and children as normal tasks. * TODO This is the ...
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How to display intermediate code block results?

Here is an example to let me explain what I would like to achieve: #+NAME: heavy_computation #+BEGIN_SRC shell :results table echo -e "A\t32\nB\t17" #+END_SRC #+BEGIN_SRC python :var data=...
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Narrow to a sparse tree?

There are times I prefer to work in a sparse tree instead of an agenda, namely ease of quick edits. However the sparse tree, even with all folds level set to on (e.g. org-show-siblings and others), ...
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Fontify (italic) text in agenda views

I have some TODO headings with italicized text. These display correctly in Org buffers, but aren't fontified and italicized (slanted) when retrieved as part of an agenda view. Is there a way to ensure ...
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How to disable noweb prefix lines?

This says that Noweb insertions now honor prefix characters that appear before <<reference>>. And because of that trying to use #+BEGIN_SRC clojure :noweb-ref dep-cljsbuild [lein-...
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Export pretty symbols in org source blocks?

I make substantial use of prettify-symbols in my programming buffers. A snippet of some of my python symbols: (add-hook 'python-mode-hook (lambda () (mapc (lambda (pair) (push pair ...
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Org-Mode Agenda Open in Left Window by Default

With a vertical split (C-x 3), regardless of which buffer I am in, C-c a opens the agenda on the right window, pushing my org file into the left window. Is it possible to have the agenda open into ...
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Scaling of inline SVG previews in org-mode

If I insert a jpg in my org-mode document, I can preview it and scale its width, like so: Add the following code to my init.el file: (setq org-image-actual-width nil) Then insert this code in my ...
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Org mode italic does not work with some popular fonts in Linux

In org mode /word/ will display the word in italic. For me on Linux, that works for some fonts like Liberation or DejaVu but doesn't work for others, like Monaco, Noto, Inconsolata. I think fonts were ...
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Calculating time remaining in org-mode

I am using org-mode to track effort. I would like to be able to see, in column view, the sum total of time remaining on a project (that is, Effort - CLOCKSUM). I haven't had much luck so far. This ...
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How can I correct an "Invalid face" error?

Issuing M-x org-html-htmlize-generate-css gives the error Invalid face: font-lock-string What does this error mean and how can I correct it? Issuing $ grep -r "font-lock-string[^-]" ~/.emacs.d/ ...
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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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org-default face not having effect

I want to set a different font for org-mode contents. Strangely, setting '(org-level-1 ((t (:inherit variable-pitch)))) has the effect on headers as intended. However, setting '(org-default ((t (:...
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How to link from parent source block to child block (included via <<noweb>>)?

When exporting the documentation (HTML or PDF) for a literate program that uses noweb references in blocks, how can I get the output to actually hyperlink the <<noweb_snippet_name>> line (...
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Get task duration from old timestamps

Assuming I have a task where I store a timestamp for every taskchange I do: * DONE Extremely important dummy task :categorywhatevs: - State "DONE" from "IN PROGRESS" [2015-06-08 Mo 14:...
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Special characters (e. g. umlauts) not displayed correctly in *Org tags* fast tag selection buffer

In the "Org tags" buffer (the buffer showing the fast tag selection keys when pressing C-c C-c C-c in a headline) some fast selection keys are shown as e. g. [\212] instead of the actual key. How can ...
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Add a source reference to org blocks

During research, I often cite a passage from some website, a local document or org file. For context and later use, I always add the source reference after the block: * Public transport ** Bus Buses ...
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Org-link font size in the heading

I often use org-links in headings, e.g.: *** Heading [[foo]] **** Subheading [[bar]] And I use different font-sizes for different levels. Now, I would like the face of the link to be of the same ...
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org-mode/babel and zsh: Getting shell sessions to work

I've been trying to get shell code blocks with sessions to work, but not entirely succeeding. My setup: emacs 26.1 (spacemacs) org-mode 9.2.2 default shell: zsh 5.7.1 Everything seems to work fine ...
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I want shell code blocks executed via emacs org babel to be verbose, stoppable, interactable, asynchronous

I want shell code blocks executed via emacs org babel to be a) verbose - output should be shown live b) stoppable c) interactable d) asynchronous Has this been already done by a third party package/...
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Flycheck Emacs Lisp in Org-mode babel source blocks

I want to have Flycheck syntax checking when I am editing Emacs Lisp code in a literal Org-mode file using babel SRC blocks. (Using Org's editing buffers with C-c '). However the flycheck-emacs-lisp ...
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dvisvgm baseline in org-mode HTML export

When using #+OPTIONS: tex:dvisvgm and exporting to HTML with org-mode, the baseline of the latex exported images does not match the baseline of the text (when using subscripts, for instance). Is there ...
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link to a given page of an epub file from org mode

Is it possible to make a link from org mode to a given page or section of an epub file (epub warp) ? I know that with "pdfview:./filename.pdf::6" we can have access to the page 6 of the pdf file. So ...
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org-mode HTML export - difference in behavior with org-html and org-pandoc

I have an example org-mode file with the following contents: - only text\\ only text\\ only text - image... (works with org-html but not pandoc-html because of no brackets around "file:" ...
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Add another level to org-mode visibility cycling

The way S-TAB (org-global-cycle) switches between "top headline -> all headlines -> all content" is great for showing an outline and provide overview, but acts on the full document. Using TAB (org-...

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