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org-mode #+SETUPFILE not working with properties drawer

Give this file :PROPERTIES: :header-args:sh: :var A="this is a" :END: #+begin_src sh echo ${A} #+end_src #+RESULTS: : this is a I would like to move the properties drawer to a separate ...
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RTL text with left alignment and reversed line wrapping in Org mode

Consider the following two files, identical but for the filename: $ md5sum emacs-test-file.txt emacs-test-file.org 43305dbeb954094f63709b2889fc8e02 emacs-test-file.txt ...
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Assign function to one key that marks a heading DONE and jumps to the next TODO-style heading

I would like to just use one key to mark a heading DONE and jump (skip all DONE-style headings between) to the next visible TODO-style heading. I found a suggestion here, but I get the error apply: ...
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Org capture to existing file

I would like to use org-protocol to capture to an existing org file if one already exists. I am using a function to generate the file name interactively for the org file to be captured to: (defun my/...
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how does my org mode have different fonts in src block / table and other texts?

I am surprised to find the font used in table / src block is different from normal text (see below). Any one knows why? and how to make the font universal? The "0" on heading: The "0&...
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A way to do org-toggle-link-display at point

Is there a function that toggle's the display of the link at point only? I tried to check the source of org-toggle-link-display to see if it can be adjusted to be done on one link only, but from my ...
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Insert single date stamp with Yasnippet and date prompt or org-read-date

For kontext: The emacs package "Yasnippet" let's you replace a keyword (like "/newagenda") with a predefined text. It lets you also modify some variable fields quickly after the ...
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How to get latex math into org headline

Putting a math element into an org mode headline causes latex to complain. ie * This contains $\prod_{k=1}^N$ math Lorem ipsum gives Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDF string (...
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org-mode export define derived backend

I want to defined a new export backend derived from org-html-export backend in order to remove the divs that appear in the code (something like slimhtml but a little less drastic) and maybe later I ...
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sin() function in org-calc being weird?

Having read sin of pi radians, it seems as though sin is iffy around truncated inputs. That said, I'm not quite grokking why it's this bad. Given this org-mode table: | i | $x_i$ | $sin(x^3)$ | ...
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Org-roam-dailies navigation with custom template

I've setup a template for org-roam-dailies in such a way that There is one file per month, so YYYY-mm.org Inside each file, headlines go with a timestamp (setq org-roam-dailies-directory "daily/...
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Add hooks for a file type based on org-mode

I have associated a file extension with org mode as follows: (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.hy\\'" . org-mode)) I have also created certain hooks for org-mode and text mode as follows: ...
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How to fold all :noexport: sections on initial loading of any org file?

In writing documents using org mode, I organize contents that are not supposed to show up in the final product into sections with an :noexport: attribute. These are mostly notes and auxiliary code ...
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Sort org-agenda entries chronologically with grid in the middle

Is it possible to get my items sorted in a chronological manner, such that the grid remains in "today" relative to other entries? Something like this: cat1: sched 5 days ago TODO task 1. ...
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Indenting of prose in org-mode looks different when exporting

I use Emacs and Org Mode for writing prose. The problem is with the way Org interprets the concept of paragraph and the way Org and Emacs handle indentation in the beginning of paragraphs. This is ...
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Why is the vsum of remote cells wrong in org tables?

I have some org-mode tables like this: #+NAME: TableA | Task | Amount | |------+--------| | Gna | 1 | #+NAME: TableB | Task | Amount | |--------+--------| | Gnampf | 3 | | Overall | ...
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Org: File-local variables that modifies export in batch-mode

I've been a bit stuck getting labels to work properly with org-mode. Preferably, I want to use my own labels over anything that org generates, so I naturally enable this in my personal configuration: (...
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unfold children without their bodies

When the cursor is on the 'heading 1' and I press TAB, it's unfolding the checklist with children (ex.1). I would like to see only the 'chores' without its children - 'gym,cleanup,work'.(ex.2). ex.1 * ...
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Is there a version of Org Mode that would allow insertions of hlines and would adjust sum boundary hline references to change accordingly?

Is there a version of Org Mode that would allow insertions or deletions of hlines and would adjust sum boundary hline references to change accordingly? The behavior that I would like to see is that ...
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How can I auto-format org-mode to have a newline in between TODOs?

In org-mode I have following TODOs: * TODO task1 do this * TODO task2 do that * TODO task3 Would it be possible to auto-format it to have new-line in between TODOs as: * TODO task1 do this * TODO ...
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Disable header and footer in latex previews

When I write latex to be included in org mode it includes the header styling which is to be applied to the pdf export only. This makes it difficult to use org mode with latex previews. Is there any ...
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Relative link for publishing in org-mode

I'm developing a site using org-mode and ox-publish for publishing. I intend to have sub-folders within my site that separate pages from one another. The issue that I'm facing is that any link such as ...
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Windows Terminal (WSL2) and M-S, C-S in Org Mode

UPDATE: I just tested emacs -nw with the MSYS2 terminal (Windows) and with iTerm (macOS) and they all have the same problem. emacs -nw on WSL2 with the Windows Terminal has many known issues with key-...
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Repeater broken after edits to org-after-todo-state-change-hook

Title is pretty self explanatory. I have implemented the below solution to 'clock in' when I change my org-todo state to IN-PROGRESS and 'clock out' when I leave that state. (add-hook 'org-after-todo-...
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Show all inherited tags in format %T, in org-agenda-prefix-format

The documentation says that %T shows the tag of the item. However the documentation states: %T the last tag of the item (ignore inherited tags, which come first) How can I get All the tags (...
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org-capture-templates allows file+headline to capture to a headline. How can I capture to a sub-headline?

I have an org file tracking my tasks across various projects: work.org * Job 1 ** Tasks *** TODO rewrite frontend in coldfusion * Job 2 ** Tasks *** TODO Convince boss to buy stadium I can do an org-...
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How to Hide Closed Items in org-agenda

How to hide the closed or DONE/CANCELLED items in agenda view like this? By default org-agenda-log-mode-items is set to '(closed clock). So it will show both clocked and closed items in agenda view. ...
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Hide category string in org-agenda-prefix-format for a particular category/filename

My current org-agenda-prefix-format looks like this: (setq org-agenda-prefix-format '((agenda . "%?-2 i%12:c %?-12 t%?12 s ") (todo . "%?-2 i%-12:c") (...
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org-agenda stopped working

So my org-agenda was working perfectly in Spacemacs 0.990.0 on emacs 27.1 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. But I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and updated all of my Emacs and Spacemacs packages, including org-...
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How to modify org headline font face based on WIP/TODO etc?

I have DOING defined as a DONE state. (Odd, I know.) I'm trying to get the font face for the DOING headline to appear the same as DONE. How can I do this? (Using Doom.)
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Org-roam custom capture template

Currently my org-capture-templates look like this: ("I" "Inbox Timestamp" entry (file+headline "~/Dropbox/documents/org/roam/Inbox.org" "Inbox Timestamp") "...
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Emacs Org will not print out email address?

I use Org mode on emacs 27.2 on ubuntu linux, and have for some time. I have a template where the top section contains: #+title: My title #+author: My Name #+date: Friday March 25 2022 #+EMAIL: ...
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How to automatically add CLOSED timestamps to TODO items *after* they are already marked DONE but without being closed?

I have an existing .org file with a TODO list. At the time I was working on these tasks, I did not know about closing items or about the setting (setq org-log-done 'time) Now I want to automatically ...
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Custom org-capture find headerline function error, wrong number of arguments

So, I managed to get my headline retrieval function fixed, so now the function searches and finds my header lines, but when I select the one I want to use.. it oddly throws back this apply: Wrong ...
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Pasting images from clipboard into Orgmode

I have seen some posts on this but I decided to ask anyway since this is an important feature many users are requesting: the ability to copy an image from eg., Chrome and paste it into Emacs Orgmode ...
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How do I make org capture prompt for specific header target?

I need help writing a function that makes Org Capture prompt me of what it should place the capture to a specified header in my tasks org file (basically I need it to search through the specified org ...
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How to convert natural language lines (without markers) into topics (starting with `+`) in org mode?

I have the following text in an org file: * Tasks bla bla bla cla cla cla dla dla dla ela ela ela fla fla fla gla gla gla I would like to have: * Tasks + bla bla bla + cla cla cla + dla dla dla + ...
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Elisp function to search for end of sentence (full stop + space)

I am devising a part of a function that searches for the next full stop (dot) and space as representing the end of a written sentence and inserts a new line. So far I have come up with this: (while (...
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No comment syntax defined when tangling lua or vimrc code blocks

Resolution With help from commenters, I have things kind of working. I removed :comments link from Properties. I manually added comments to the top of every code block to replicate what :comments ...
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Disable wrapping of headings in org mode

Is it possible to get the effect of toggle-truncate-lines only on the headings of an org-file? If so, how to do it? This whould work on the fly, i.e. heading lines shouldn't wrapped at all, but the ...
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How to make TeX-fold-mode use the correct font face for folded macro argument when inside a tex environment in a org file?

Enabling TeX-fold-mode while using Org-mode produces great results in general. I do so because I have many folding settings for latex files and would like to see my org document folded in the same way ...
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Automatically clock in when I switch task mode to "in progress"

Title is pretty self-explanatory. I apologize for not being able to figure this out myself, I'm new to emacs. When I switch a task from 'todo' to 'in-progress', I would like emacs to automatically ...
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Using regexp in org-refile-targets and the `:refile-targets` property in org-capture-templates

I am trying to specify a refile target with a regexp, but can't get it to work. Specifically, I'm trying to use the new :refile-targets property in org-capture-templates, but this question holds for ...
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Org-superstar-mode not enabled from config file

I'm just getting started with emacs, and I'm trying to enable org-superstar-mode automatically upon launching an org file. I've installed org-superstar, and I can run M-x org-superstar-mode when in an ...
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Scoping PROPERTIES and TAGS to specific headings

Is there a way to have properties or tags scoped to a specific tree in org mode? What I want is to only have the option to set properties/tags relevant to a specific tree/subtree. Reading https://...
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Export org-protocol links to html

In the process of exporting Org files to html, I would like an org-protocol link in Org mode to export to html using the html export backend. In my Org file, my org-protocol link is styled like this: [...
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how to get org-super-link-insert-link to use same link selection menu as org-insert-link?

When I use the standard org-insert-link function, I get a nice menu buffer showing recently stored links -- the one with the header that says "Stored links are available with / or M-p/n (most ...
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#+CONSTANTS in Source Code Blocks

The Org Manual is very clear about how to use constants defined using constructs such as #+CONSTANTS: MYCONSTANT = 10 in table formulas. However, it is unclear if these global constants can be used in ...
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Use #+FILETAGS to set all headings the tag :drill:?

I'm trying out org-drill and have compiled a small list of headings that I'd like to set the :drill: tag to. I also read that one can set a "file-level" tag by using the #+FILETAGS method at ...
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Gather all tagged text in one document a la LogSeq

Is it possible to have a flow in Emacs similar to LogSeq whereby the user can call one tag (e.g., #quotes) and have a buffer filled with all the text that matches such tag? I suppose the closer thing ...
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