Questions tagged [org-mode]

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How to format cells of Orgmode table with colors according to its string?

I want to have one-page-calendar as orgmode table, but I can't figure out how to add background colors on cells (in orgmode buffer not exported files). Here is the calendar, I want to at least make ...
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`org-ellipsis` respected by `emacsclient` but not by `emacs`

In my emacs.d/init.el I have: (use-package org ;; ... :custom (org-ellipsis " ▼") :custom-face (org-ellipsis ((t (:foreground "#665" :underline nil)))) ;; ....
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org-fill-paragraph doesn't comply with org-list-allow-alphabetical

Given that (setq org-list-allow-alphabetical t). Consider the following example, where | stands for the point: 1. |Lorem Ipsum 1. Lorem Ipsum 1. |Lorem Ipsum a. Lorem Ipsum While org-fill-...
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org-babel multi-line header var

I'm trying to find a way how to conveniently edit(and pass) multi-line arguments to org-babel block. In the example below, ${name} variable is pretty convenient to edit as inline variable but for ${...
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How to change to any todo state from org-agenda? (Bug?)

I have customized my org todo state keywords to the following: (setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "EVENTUALLY(e)" "BONUS" "OPTION(o)" "TODO(t)" "|" ...
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Filter Columnview Dblock on Properties or Tags

I have been unable to get the :match feature of columnview dblocks to work. I need it because I want to filter headlines by tags that I used to identify Scrum stories in a particular sprint. I have ...
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Naming a DBlock or ColumnView

When I create columnview dblocks, I need to include the #+TBLNAME directive below the #+BEGIN: columnview line. Otherwise, Org Mode claims the reference cannot be found. For instance, consider the ...
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How to use org-tree-to-indirect-buffer and turn off org-indent-mode in the new indirect buffer, with a toggle to go back, all in a single key binding?

I like using org-mode as a distraction free text editor. I also like using org-indent-mode when navigating my entire file. I also like using org-tree-to-indirect-buffer to focus on a desired section ...
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How to automatically downscale an image to window width in org-mode?

I use org-toggle-inline-images to directly view linked images in org-mode files. Unfortunately, depending on resolution, format and size, images often are too wide for the window (especially in ...
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count global project progress in orgmode

As in the MWE shown below, a synthesis project was split into multiple tasks to work on individually. I understand that the progress monitor by ratio of numbers ([/]), or by percentage ([%]) ...
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Eval src block only for certain system?

Is there way to disable/enable source block on a certain system type? I've tried this, it didn't work: #+begin_src shell :eval (eq system-type 'gnu/linux) echo "On gnu/linux" #+begin_src
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How to override evil-org-mode keybindings

Here is the evil-org pachage I am using: https://github.com/Somelauw/evil-org-mode. All I want to is be able to demote/promote a subtree by pressing M-L/H. I have tried using the way the repo ...
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Suddenly archiving in org-mode very slow

In my tasks.org I use C-c S-$ in order to archive single tasks and I also have a function (I don't remember where I got the idea from) to automate that within a tree. It used to be slow the first time ...
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Spacemacs, using a package not found in melpa

I want to use the package ox-ipynb in spacemacs. I tried adding under dotspacemacs-additional-packages, but I guess since it's not on melpa, spacemacs couldn't find it. I've also tried downloading ...
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Hide / fold settings above an image

Is there way to "fold" settings, similar to how I can fold drawers? I have these properties associated with an image: #+NAME: fig:figure name #+CAPTION: figure name #+ATTR_ORG: :width 200 #+...
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org-structure-template Is Only Lowercase

When I type <s+TAB, a source code block is inserted, but the text is lowercase: #+begin_src #+end_src How can I make it create uppercase text instead? I have always thought that uppercase was the ...
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How to open a link to a folder/file in Finder, not Dired

I used to be able to create links with open-insert-link pointing to folders or files. When I clicked on them, I would be redirected to Finder. Lately, they are shown within Dired. How to control this ...
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Can't paste into org-roam link creating interactive process

When I create a link in org-mode, I do C-l and this starts an interactive process. The first step asks for the link: I used to be able to paste into this interactive prompt but now I cannot. If I ...
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Sorting entries by effort using org-ql

I can sort today's todos by priority using org-ql with (org-ql-search (org-agenda-files) '(ts-active :on today) :sort 'priority) ;; By the way, this lists the todo's that are DONE. I hope to ...
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Jupyter-like setup with org-babel in spacemacs

I've been trying to switch my data-analysis workflow from Jupyter lab/notebook to org-mode + org-babel for quite a while. I'm looking for an emacs setup that will provide all the functionalities of ...
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Behavior of indentation in Org

I use Emacs 27.2 and Org 9.4.6. Since a very recent update of Org, I noticed a strange change in the behavior of indentation. In my init file, I have set the variable org-adapt-indentation to '...
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How to export a gantt chart in pdf or png format using taskjuggler and/or org-mode

I managed to get taskjuggler up and running along emacs/org-mode. After reading the manual entries here and here I can export my project into html but I cannot export the Gantt chart into pdf, as ...
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Set org source block name label as variable

Does someone know if it is possible to set the #+NAME label for source blocks as a variable? E.g.; I would like to be able to set the label with elisp, something like: #+NAME: (concat "name_"...
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Viewing projects using `org-ql`

I use org-ql to view projects. (defun my/view-projects () (interactive) (require 'org-ql) (org-ql-search (org-agenda-files) '(and (tags "project") (not (todo "...
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No effect when changing BEAMER_THEME

I don't get any effect if I put the following line at the start of my Org-mode file: #+BEAMER_THEME: metropolis Indeed, whatever theme name I write after #+BEAMER_THEME:, there's not mention of it in ...
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Is it possible to change font size only for Chinese characters in Org tables?

I want to use different fonts for different languages, for example, Consolas for Latin characters and Microsoft YaHei for Chinese characters. I can do this by M-x customize-face RET default and ...
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Populate table row with rate changes with one formula

I've got this Exhibit A in brute force for a rate that is halved after 10 minutes #+NAME: ratetable | 0 min | 10 min | 20 min | 30 min | 40 min | 50 min | | 20.0 | 10. | 5. | 2.5 | 1.25 | ...
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Isearch-forward org-timestamp in german time format

In org mode I use a german time format for timestamps (setq org-time-stamp-custom-formats '("<%a. %d.%m.%Y>" . "<%a. %d.%m.%Y %H:%M>")) For example <Fr. 25.06.2021&...
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html export of makefile source block has spaces instead of tabs

The indented parts of the Makefile source block contain tabs: #+OPTIONS: html-postamble:nil toc:nil num:nil I try to export this as org file as html, but get spaces instead of tabs: #+begin_src ...
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Aggregate org-todo-keywords in codebase and add to agenda

As I work through a project I'll add various keywords with a comment to remind me to come back to specific things later. For example: .... // TODO: Sometimes I am getting a `NaN` returned let foo = ...
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Any sort of bridge between notion and org mode?

Notion is a trendy new piece of software that seems to be following in slacks footprints. Slack was successful by taking irc and making it more corporate: easier to use, prettier, and adding useful ...
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In a large directory of org-mode files, is there a view that combines them?

I'm looking into better ways to organize my notes in org-mode. I have a directory full of org-mode files. Some in lower directories. I'd like to view them all and add cross references, but I don't ...
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Disable 'beautification' of text when point is on same line in org

When writing org documents, some parts of the text (like links and figures) automatically get 'beautified' (I'm unsure what the technically correct term is), meaning that some surrounding text ...
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Include LaTeX code blocks from another file to generate a "main" file (similar to using \input{} in .tex)

I have a .org file (say exercises.org) in which I put LaTeX exercises in the form of code blocks. The file looks something like this: #+NAME: ex1 #+BEGIN_EXPORT latex Compute $2\cdot 2$. #+END_EXPORT ...
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Export Org-Mode tree just as is to PDF/HTML

Say if I have a org-mode document with org-indent-mode enabled. The document will look like the following in the Emacs buffer. Is it possible to export this to a PDF or HTML that looks exactly the ...
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Setting a default page margin for org latex export

So far, I have set org-latex-packages-alist to '(("margin=2cm" "geometry")), but if the geometry-package is explicitly loaded in a document, I get a clash. I can use \newgeometry{...
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Org-capture template containing a date relative to when an email was received

As the title describes, I want to be able to create an org-capture template which allows me to specify a relative date (say, 2 days) from when an email was received and print it out. The solution ...
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How can I force the org mode agenda (daily) view to word wrap?

Fellow Emacsians, I am an emacs noob and am configuring emacs to be my personal calendar and task management system. I really like the M-x org-agenda view's information, but I don't like its ...
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"window-combination-resize" sometimes not working

In my .emacs I use (setq window-combination-resize nil) to prevent Emacs from resizing split windows evenly. In the upper part of the buffer I usually have an Org mode file, in the bottom part is the ...
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Show in org-agenda the org-entries with deadlines only after a specific time

How do I show the todo entries that have deadlines only after a specific time? This helps agenda display more accurately what are needed to be displayed. For example, I'm hoping for some thing like * ...
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In Org Agenda, show repeating tasks in a different color

I would like to show tasks with a "repeater" schedule or deadline in a different color in Org Agenda. I used counsel-describe-face to explore the various faces available, and read the ...
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org-mode resize images with +/- but cannot save in the same location?

I have been trying to resize images in org-mode. It seems that I don't have imagemagick support, so I am trying to use +/-/o method. The problem is after I resize and press o, the prompt is to save at ...
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org-capture datetree inside current buffer not working

i want to capture into a datetree inside the current buffer. Below is my snippet. But unfortunately it doesn't work. Always an error: org-capture-expand-file: Invalid file location: nil I use emacs 28 ...
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How do org mode internal links work with no custom ids?

I am viewing a file which consists of a table of contents followed by the content. Each ToC entry appears to be an internal link of the form [[#fixes][Fixes]]. My understanding is that these internal ...
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org mode export to latex a backslash followed by ordinary text

The following org-mode MCE points out a problem when one wants to export a backslash immediately followed by ordinary text (e.g. ~\~foo is exported to \textasciitilde{}$\backslash$~foo where one ...
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How can I export my org file to be locally exactly like the github version?

I am new to emacs. In addition, I decided to learn org-mode which seems to be fantastic. I wrote this .org file that you can check here. In Github, the file has this appearance: In Emacs, it has a ...
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Line wrapping in select parts of buffer

When modifying an org buffer, is it possible to have line wrap selectively in different sections of the buffer? I would to wrap my text outside code blocks. But inside the code blocks, we get some ...
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Disable auto-capitalize-mode inside org-mode code blocks?

I use auto-capitalize-mode with org mode files and enabled it in my init.el as follows: (autoload 'auto-capitalize-mode "auto-capitalize" "Toggle `auto-capitalize' minor mode in ...
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Org timestamp prompt that returns timestamp as a string?

The function #'org-time-stamp prompts a minibuffer that reads control strings from the user, and call #'org-insert-time-stamp to insert the resulting time stamp as a string into the buffer. For ...
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Use variable in reference with remote in Org-table

I have one table called GRADING containing names and points entered by hand, and another table (FOO) containing the grading scheme. Is there a simple formula which allows to lookup the number of ...

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