Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Showing org headings in uppercase

I found coloured headings disturbing so I (setq org-level-color-stars-only t). But now the headings are too similar to regular text, and their face is default so they can't be formatted by changing a ...
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org reveal.js, long TOC not page break, tableofcontents.js is not working

I'm using Emacs-Org Mode and Reveal.js for exporting a long PPT/Slides. I am meeting with the problem of long Table-of-Contents(TOC) problem, the TOC is too long but can not auto page break (the TOC ...
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Insert multiple blank line in table editor

I'm using the built-in table editor of org-mode. As described in the documentation, I can use M-S-Down to insert a row above my current row. Using the universal argument, I can create my new line ...
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Expanding current column does not work as expected with a width cookie

From the manual: C-c TAB (org-table-toggle-column-width) Shrink or expand current column. If a width cookie specifies a width W for the column, shrinking it displays the first W visible ...
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Is there an equivalent to a spreadsheet's “freeze pane”?

I have an org file containing something like this: |id | foo | bar | ... |-----+-------------+-----------| ... |1 | foo1 | bar1 | ... |2 | foo2 | bar2 | ....
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Retrieving parents with properties

Suppose I'm at point Grandchild below: * Parent :@Project: ** Child **** Grandchild How can I construct an elisp function that goes up the ...
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Use diary sexp as repeatable TODO's

So what I am looking for is to Schedule repeatable events with TODO keywords where as soon as in org agenda I mark a TODO item as DONE, just that one event be marked as DONE rather than all of the ...
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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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Ditaa source code evaluated with no result

The code below evaluated successfully but ~/Downloads/foo.png is empty. A look at the downloads folder shows that no file has been generated. What went wrong? #+begin_src ditaa :file ~/Downloads/foo....
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How to always show buffer in the new created frame?

My workflow is: I initialize emacs with a shortcut (in my ~/.i3/config I have a line like this bindcode $mod+49 exec emacsclient -c -n -q -a=''. I use i3wm.org) By default it goes to temp.org, in ....
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Org-mode File Types

I haven't been able to find in the documentation the role of a few file types created by org-mode to support the main org file. file.org is the main file file.org_archive is clearly where archived ...
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In org-mode, how do I continue a list in a new line?

For example: * Tests ** Test1 - When I put a new-line right here -> the list will not be continued (unlike in word or similar applications). For clarification, what I expect is: * Tests ** ...
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org-mode table element selection with blanks

TL;DR: How do you send a list of elements from a table, including blank cells, to an elisp function? I have the table below with points on exam questions in columns 2-4. The second row contains the ...
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Org mode: control whether `M-<RET>` inserts a newline or not for plain lists?

In the following text: foo - s - sdljk with point at the end of the block, pressing M-<RET> will alter the buffer to then look like this: foo - s - sdljk - Same situation, but with ...
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Set org-duration-units for org-mode scheduling

I'm trying to set org-duration-units that's used by org-mode effort estimates for formatting times in 8 hour days instead of 24 hours days. I'm in no way an emacs and lisp expert, currently learning ...
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Org Agenda schedule number of hours allocated to a task

Is there a way to tell Org Agenda to schedule X number of hours for a task without a specific start-end time? Presently, the standard format is this: SCHEDULED: <2019-06-20 Thu 9:00-12:00>
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org-capture fails: base buffer has been killed

I am trying to set up GTD for org-mode by Nicolas Petton. I have a very simple org-capture-template: (setq org-capture-templates '(("t" "Todo [inbox]" entry (file+...
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How to make linked word in org-beamer stands out?

I am using org-mode with Beamer. Using the Barkeley theme, I wrote something like this: To [[http:www.google.com][Google]] However, the outputed slide doesn't indicate any hint of the word "Google" ...
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Setq org-agenda-files in Windows

I'm just looking to add files to my org-agenda-variable. I added a single file successfully but am unable to use multiple. With the code below in my .emacs.el file, the agenda buffer shows 0 TODO's ...
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Save buffer immediately after org-archive-location

Question How do I immediately save the .org buffer created by org-archive-location? Context and what I've tried so far Current .emacs settings: FILE: .emacs (setq org-archive-location (concat "~/...
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Simple way to add parent node

Is there a simple way to add parent node in org-mode? * heading ... # 100 or more first-level headings over here * heading # interspersed with ones with subtrees ** heading ** heading *** heading ......
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Chinese Text commentary syntax highlighting

Plain text inherited from ctext.org contain the following syntax: {{...}} 堯年十六,以唐侯升為天子,遂以為號。{{《論語·泰伯》疏 案曰:堯典正義云:徧檢書傳無帝堯卽位之年,則此似非伏生大傳文,疑出書緯。}} 辯章百姓。{{見《毛詩·采菽》正義、《史記·五帝紀》索隱、《後漢書》注}} ...
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org-insert-link sometimes produces “wrong type argument: stringp, nil” after prolonged use of emacs

It usually happens after a couple of days of use that C-c C-l / org-insert-link inside .org files does not allow me to insert new links anymore. What I want to do is interactively insert link ...
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How can I get flush left text in org-indent-mode?

I open an org file in emacs and it displays thus: I enable word wrap with M-x visual-line-mode and get: But I prefer the extra indenting of headlines provided by org indent mode, so then do M-x org-...
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Directed Acyclic Graphs in Org mode, and Cloned Nodes

By default, Org-mode headers form trees. That is, every header can have an arbitrary number of sub-tasks, and this relationship is recursive to an arbitrary depth. However, a task in practice can be a ...
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Use Helm for Org Refile Completion

I want to use helm for org-refile completion when determining which heading to refile under. Here are some excerpts from my initialization script. (setq org-refile-targets '(("~/Documents/GTD/Gtd....
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Org-mode tell paragraph position in subtree

Is there a quick way to show where a paragraph is sitting in the document structure hierarchy? * Chapter 1 ... * Chapter 5 ** Section 4 ... paragraph X I would like to tell that paragraph X is ...
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org-mode numbered list across headings

I have a list of items. * Heading 1 1. Item 2. Item * Heading 2 1. Item 2. Item 3. Item Is there an easy way to make the numbers run across the headings like this? * Heading 1 1. Item 2. Item * ...
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How to use a org-capture template expansion several times in a captured note

I am trying to create a org-capture template that re-uses some text given with the ‘%^{PROMPT}’ expansion along several points of the created note. I have looked in this link and in stack overflow ...
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Org-ref not communicating with Tex-live?

Org-ref cannot tell that I have biblatex-caspervector installed. Is this because of some packages that I missed?
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org-mode internal link works only in some cases

I have an .org document with the following structure. * Headline 1 This is some text * Headline 2 :Custom_id: h2 This is heading number two ** Sub heading 1 <<target>> ** Sub heading ...
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Org Agenda is looking for agenda file names inside of my todo file

When I try to open a org-agenda view, I am prompted with emacs claiming that the first line of my todo list is not a valid file, with options to remove it from the agenda list, or abort. Removing it ...
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Org-Mode not exporting all child subheading

While exporting following sample org file content to html, final output skips headings from 3rd depth in table of content. After reading org documentation, and forum questions, I tried following, ...
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How to go to matching pattern after org-occur?

After typing C-c / / and a regex, org shows a sparse tree containing matches of the pattern. How do I move point through these matches, in a way similar to C-s?
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Can Org-mode link to a Babel block?

I would like to have a link that runs a Babel source-code block. Does Org-mode support running something from the library of babel in a link, or a source block via a file+blockname reference? A ...
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Emacs displays Hebrew text incorrectly

I have a number of org-mode/text documents that contain English and Hebrew text. They are scholarly papers. However, the Hebrew text in Emacs is not displayed correctly. I am using Dejavu Sans Mono as ...
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Does orgmode have the option to restrict the task states or categories in the editing page?

Is there a way to restrict the TODO types or categories in the editing page? I know about filtering the agenda view, but I need the option to see only some tasks states in the editing page, such as ...
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Use counsel/ivy to insert org-links?

I'm trying to use counsel/ivy to insert org links, but I haven't found a way to do this. I just want something to replace org-insert-link with a counsel interface. Can anyone help?
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Matching repeating tasks in org-agenda search

I am trying to create an agenda search that matches on the DATE property of certain entries. This works fine for one-off tasks/events; however, when I have a repeating task whose DATE is of the form &...
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Searching for org-tags programmatically (without regexp)?

The function org-tags-view allows you to build up semi-complex searches for tags using regexp: (org-tags-view t "+PROP1={value}&+PROP2={[1-2]}") However, regexp is very limited. Is there a way ...
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More detailed org-capture into org-table template?

(Disclaimer: I know this may seem like a very specific question. But: I haven't found the answers to similar questions to be close enough to what I need. I hope to get an answer that is easily ...
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Matching org tasks against an interval of values

In a list of files I have org tasks with the property E such that each E is marked with an interval range. * Some task1 :PROPERTIES: :E: [E1, E3] :END: * Some task2 :PROPERTIES: :E: [E4, E7] :END: ....
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org-agenda-write doesn't respect org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks

Running a fresh Emacs session with emacs -Q, I evaluated the following: (setq org-agenda-files '("~/index.org")) (setq org-enforce-todo-dependencies t) (setq org-agenda-dim-blocked-tasks 'invisible) ...
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org-clock-sum but excluding child time?

org-clock-sum gets the time logged for a header and all of its children. Is there a way to get the time logged ONLY for the top level header (but not its children?).
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Prevent coloring of org code block during html export

How can I tell emacs/org to not syntax color the outputted html when I'm exporting using org publish project feature. Alt-: Eval: (org-publish "blogproject1") #+BEGIN_SRC sh :exports both ...
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org-mode tikz drawing behavior abnormal

In below example, the text should be show on the right side if compile the latex code with pdflatex command. but in org-mode, the right side text missed: #+HEADER: :fit yes :imagemagick yes :...
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Org-mode: customize delimiter for horizontal line in tables

The default column-delimiter for horizontal lines in tables is a + sign. How to change it to vertical bar |? Currently, it looks likes this: |---+---+---+---+---| | | | | | | |---+---+---+-...
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Creating a link to a file based on the path from a source block

I have a source block as follows: #+begin_src bash :session mysession load_environment # loads environment, along with $path_to_dir variable #+end_src Following that, in my regular org text, I want ...
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Orgmode automatically increment an unordered list

I use org-mode for planning projects and tasks, etc. Say I am reading a book and I want to track my progress chapter by chapter. I want to create a list of repetitive elements with an incremented ...
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Export to ODT Zip error

I am trying to get an org file exported to ODT and when I try to export I get the error: Running zip -mX0 filename.odt mimetype OpenDocument export failed: Unable to create OpenDocument file. Zip ...