Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Prevent the agenda from being rebuilt upon clocking in/out?

Every time I start/finish a clock, if I have the agenda open in a buffer, the agenda gets rebuilt, which in my case always freezes Emacs for a few seconds and causes some annoyance to my workflow (...
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Is it possible to show the specific clock interval breakdown in a clock table?

The clock table is great for an overview of what I did over the day/week. But I would also like to see when in the day I performed the specific task. It would be great if I can see the actual clock ...
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Alt-Shift-Left and -Right (M-S-<left>/<right>) do not work in emacs on Raspberry Pi (org-shiftmetaleft / org-shiftmetaright)

I am on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian and any shortcut with Alt-Shift-arrow has no effect in emacs org-mode. I discovered it while trying to use org-shiftmetaleft and org-shiftmetaright. This is my ...
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Enable ox-hugo Auto-export on saving

I am trying to establish an ox-hugo workflow using the Auto-saving feature described in the official website. However, when trying to enable it using the following snippet: (("content-org/" . ((org-...
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Org (and org-capture) uses English for calendar dates, no matter what I do

The problem: When I use org-capture to write on my journal, it writes the month as April and the day as Friday. But everything in my system is in Portuguese, so it should be "abril" for the month, ...
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helm-bibtex and Zotero with better-bibtex — Cannot find PDF

Using org-ref and helm-bibtex I can insert a reference into my org file that will be displayed as a link in the shape of cite:kaufmann_eigensolver_2007. I can hit RET and get a menu from helm-bibtex ...
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Modifying task reveal behavior with state changes in org-agenda

In org-mode 9.3.6 and GNU Emacs 26.3, marking a task as done in org-agenda also reveals the task in its buffer. Only the task subheader itself is shown. Here's an example: Before (buffer left, agenda ...
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How to make org file type link search work with numbers?

I am trying to using a link to jump to a number in another org file. Searching for keyword numbers works for internal links but does not when searching in a different file. It works with words but not ...
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Structure templates: handling exportation of custum templates

When using C-c C-, to insert a structure template, there is an option to add a "custom" template [ ] Press TAB, RET or SPC to write block name I've inserted one called questions, i.e. #+...
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Open file in orgmode with external application. Check if file exists and create file from template if necessary

I want to create a file with org-open-at-point from a template if that file does not exist. If it exists, I want to open it in an external app. In org-mode, file-links are created by [[file:path-to-...
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Org mode table export latex with above title and below notes

I would like to create the following LaTeX type table by using the standard org-mode functions. \begin{table}[!h] \centering \caption{Results} \label{tab} \begin{threeparttable} \begin{tabular}{lcccc}...
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What are my largest org mode sections?

My .org file is almost 2MB large. How can I narrow down what headers/sub-headers take so much space?
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How to hide TODO state and Priority in org-agenda-custom-command?

I do not want TODO states ("TODO, DONE") and priorities ("[#A]") for tasks to be displayed in one of my custom agenda views. I have not been able to find any settings that would accomplish this. Is ...
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Open pdf with evince in orgmode link

When i click or C-c C-o on pdf link in org-mode, Emacs opens the pdf with gimp. I don't find how to overide this behavior. Tried with these two recipes (require 'openwith) (openwith-mode t) (add-to-...
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List all empty checkboxes in files

Is there any easy way, including installing a package, to list all waiting checkboxes in all the files in the directory? So far I do the following for the checkboxes in a file: M-x occur - \[ \] ...
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column view doesn't tabulate all headings and it modifies buffer in org mode

Running column view (C-c C-x C-c) shouldn't change buffer at all. However, in some cases, I found it adds extra whitespaces in some locations in the buffer. In the example in the snapshot, the column ...
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Org-babel loads different Python

I'm very new to org-mode and org-babel. After installing oh-my-zsh I noticed that I cannot run the source code in my org files like before. My code is like follows #+BEGIN_SRC python :results output ...
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Hook on entering org latex fragment

Hi is there a hook that gets triggered upon entering a LaTeX fragment in org? I'm trying to do (add-hook <enter-org-latex-hook> 'org-cdlatex-mode) but can't seem to find the correct hook to ...
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Why does org mode elisp evaluation not print text properties?

With no special header argument values, I have #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp (propertize "abc" 'face 'italic) #+END_SRC #+RESULTS: : abc whereas C-x C-e on the form gives me #("abc" 0 3 (face italic)) ...
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org-mode: link to tag/target inside a source code block

I'd like to place a link to a tag or target inside a source code block. #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp (use-package evil :ensure t :config ; enable per default (evil-mode ...
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How can I get org-mode clocktables to display (and sum up) appointments, like meetings for example?

Well, it is basically what the title says. I have the need to use clocktables to generate work reports, but I would like my meetings and other appointments to show up in the clocktables as well. I ...
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LaTeX footnote cross-referencing

This is a bug discovered when trying to make footnotes cross-reference one another. * Cross-Referencing Issue I have a footnote[fn:a7c8d549e5724e0:This is a footnote. See also [fn:f52362a5a5f18c7].]...
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org odt export — edit Text Body style font

i run emacs 26.1, org 9.3. i would like to modify the font used by the Text Body style when i export a file to odt. i followed the instructions at https://orgmode.org/manual/Applying-custom-styles....
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org-mode render a particular latex fragment without using cache

Is it possible to override the caching behaviour of org-latex-preview once and for a particular latex fragment? That is, how should I call the command if I want to regenerate the particular latex ...
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How can emacs org-mode execute shell code remotely as sudo?

My self-documenting maintainance scripts, where I document how systems have been setup, I need to execute stuff as sudo/root and want the results automatically added to the document. But for safety ...
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How to add a note to an active timestamp representing a time interval?

For CLOCK entries, with the variable org-log-note-clock-out, I'll be prompted for a note whenever I clock out, which I can see on my agenda. Example of the entry: CLOCK: [2020-03-26 Thu 15:26]--[...
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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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Unexpected face for `org-ellipsis`

Loading the following setting in an emacs -q session, and open the org file below, (custom-set-faces '(org-tag ((t (:background "gray95" :weight bold)))) '(org-ellipsis ((t nil)))) test.org #+...
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Org table date arithmetic with Lisp expressions

It's easy to do date arithmetic using org-mode table formulas. For example, if I enter this table: | [2020-01-01] | | | [2020-02-01] | | | [2020-03-01] | | #+TBLFM: $2=$1+1 ...and then do C-c C-c ...
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Designate a speficied day of 20 days later

Strike "C-u C-c ." to insert the current datetime, <2020-03-25 Wed 09:56> How could I designate a accurate day of 20 days later, Currently, I invoke "Shift+ right-arrow" step-move the ...
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Cumulative Column in Org Table

I would like to create a table with Coronavirus case counts for the state of Utah in the United States. I have a table with two columns: a date column and a column of total new cases for that day in ...
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Archiving DONE tasks in a reverse datetree

I have a todo.org file where I place my tasks as TODO headlines. When a task is DONE, a CLOSED timestamp is created, and I usually archive the task to a file archive.org. So as to organize my archive....
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Hide org-table rows outside certain date ranges?

Excel tables lets us show just the rows that have "July 2018" in a specific column, and hide the rest. Or to show "21st August 2017-30th August 2017, and also July 2018, and also all of 2019", and ...
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Exclude org_archive files from agenda

In ~/.emacs/init.el i have: (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/org")) Most of the .org files in that directory have associated .org_archive files with a long history of archived TODO tasks. When I ...
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Why adding the display property does not work on some part of a file, while it works on other parts?

Let's say I have an org file with this content (this is the Org Manual): *** System-wide header arguments #+vindex: org-babel-default-header-args The file is opened normally, highlighted and ...
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Org mode tag column setting is ignored

Running Doom Emacs v 2.0.9. My ~/.doom.d/init.el contains: (custom-set-variables '(org-tags-column -80) ) When I add tags using counsel-org-tag, the tag alignment in the current headline is ...
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Maxima org code blocks on windows

I'm new to emacs, coming from vim, using spacemacs atm. My problem is that when I try to evaluate maxima code blocks in emacs, for example: #+begin_src maxima a: 1+1; print(a); #+end_src I get the ...
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org — preserve white space on export to odt

i write poetic texts in org mode and i'd like to be able to export them to odt with their horizontal spacing preserved if possible. it's poetry but not of the traditional kind. text is often heavily ...
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How to render latex in-line with org mode?

I have a file with the following contents: Math Notes -*- mode: org -*- #+STARTUP: latexpreview Test $\forall \epsilon > 0$ I am trying to render the latex with C-c C-x C-l, but it's not working....
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Quotations / examples in org-mode

I was wondering if there is any way to write something like a quotation or a motto in org mode, in a way that is differentiated from the rest of the text. For instance, it could be indented with a ...
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How to change Org-mode babel tangle write to file way as prepend instead of override by default?

There's an answer here for appending the current code block to an existing file. I want to do the opposite, which is to prepend the current code block to an existing file. Could you please help?
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Error occurs during Java: (wrong-type-argument stringp (require . info))

EDIT: Error is not present with Emacs 26.3. I will revist when Emacs 27 becomes a release. Emacs 27.0.50 This error occurs when I load a .java file or read java code in an org-mode src block. How ...
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Org-mode how to automatically adjust sub-entry completion with sub-sub-entry completions

I just very recently started using Emacs Org-mode to organize my tasks, and I really don't know anything about Emacs-Lisp. What I have achieved is to mark a TODO entry as DONE when its children(sub-...
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Org mode: Closing other subtrees when using org-agenda-follow-mode

Is it possible when using org-agenda-follow-mode to automiatically close the subtrees not currently selected? When I go through my todo list with this mode enabled, all subtrees are expanded when a ...
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Sort tags in a headline

When we add tags to a headline, they just get appended. For instance, * Head 1 :A:C:B: * Head 2 :B:A:C: Is there a way I can sort these tags so we get: * Head 1 :A:B:C: * Head 2 :A:B:C:
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Coloring past timestamps in Org document with red?

Any idea on how to begin doing this? I'd like to be able to see quickly which of my todo items are due.
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org-mode when evil visual active some shortcuts not working

org-next-visible-heading and org-previous-visible-heading are convenient functions with useful shortcuts "C-c n" and "C-c p." Unfortunately, these shortcuts don't work when visual/transient mode is ...
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Org mode export dispatcher nil and key binding

I have two questions for exporting org file to PDF: I would like not to open Org Export Dispatcher when my org file export to pdf through LaTeX. I checked the manual, then I found the following: ...
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Custom org-refile of a table entry similar to Capture

My question concerns the refiling of table entry. I keep my cheatsheets for different kind of things in a table format. Let's suppose, that each heading has exactly one table. * My table 1 ...
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Searching for org-mode property values including whitespace

I made this simple example to help explain my problem: * entry :PROPERTIES: :author1: me :author2: my self :END: Now when I do a property search with C-c a m searching author1="me" I find ...

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