Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Evaluating inline source code in Title

Is there a way to make my document title dynamic, for instance like this : #+Title: Annual report for year src_emacs-lisp{(- (string-to-number (format-time-string "%Y")) 1)} Should render ...
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Org-mode: disable abbrev-mode in source blocks

I use org-mode to write an executable paper, combining text and code. I make use of abbrev-mode to insert text more efficiently (e.g. type 'bc' to insert 'because') and to correct spelling errors. Is ...
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Dependent state in org-babel :var arguments

I enjoy using org-babel for testing/exploring API HTTP endpoints. #+BEGIN_SRC http :var access-token=select-access-token-from-sql :pretty GET http://localhost:3000/api/items/71 Authorization: Bearer ${...
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How to turn the result returned by `org-sbe an-src-block` into list (of lists)?

In MWE.org, the source blocks list-files, summarize-files-1, and summarize-files-2 are defined to summarize files. The list-files source block gives the filenames. The summarize-files-1 and the ...
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where are org-mode issues tracked?

Where are org-mode issues tracked? What I mean, why I ask: I'm having a problem with arbitrary text immediately preceding inline markup, which is the best way I can find to express the general problem ...
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How do I use global-unset-key for non ASCII characters?

I am using QWERTZ with Czech layout and to write certain characters like { and } I have to press down option, however in my emacs (using the emacsformacosx version) the option key is bound to the Meta ...
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Org-mode convert web link to PDF

I am trying to write two functions to do these: Function 1: When the point is on a link (in an Org file), generate a PDF from that link (I am thinkng of using wkhtmltopdf. Side question: does ...
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Org Mode evaluate diff code block

I'm writing a programming tutorial. In between the prose I have diff code blocks that show exactly what changes are done to the code on each step. To make sure the diffs are correct I'd like to be ...
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How to open org-mode table as a pandas dataframe (with column names)?

I can't find how to open an org-mode table as a pandas dataframe. Here is my example: #+NAME:tbl | a | b | |---|---| | 1 | 2 | #+BEGIN_SRC python :var tbl=electro :results replace output :session ...
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org-mode expand to subtree at saveplace point on opening file

When I open an org-mode file containing a tree of headings, the tree is always opened in fully expanded state. I'm using spacemacs with default configuration (develop branch), but I think this ...
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How to fill in a formula into adjacent cells in org-mode spreadsheet?

For example, in the following table |------------+------------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----| | Pobability | 0.1 | 0.2 | 0.3 | 0.4 | 0.5 | 0.6 | 0.7 | 0.8 | 0.9 | | Odds ...
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How to compute ln in Org-Mode spreadsheet

Is there a formula to compute the natural logarithm of a number in Org-Mode spreadsheet? For example, to compute ln(1), Excel or Calc formula is =ln(1), what would it be in Org-Mode? The result should ...
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org-noter: how to jump to place without moving cursor

When in org-noter, how to jump to the PDF place of the annotation without moving the cursor to the PDF (usually I don't need to move the cursor, but I want to continue jumping to other PDF places). ...
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Extracting all annotations from a PDF using org-noter or pdftools in Emacs

Two questions: (1) I'd like to unify my note-taking flow: I am using both org-noter and org-pdftools. If I make an annotation using org-noter, it is created in the orgmode document to that end as a ...
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org-reveal - auto split long output from babel block to left side

I have a python code to generate a long output text when export to slide (html). I can manually split the output to two columns for sure. is it possible to do it automatically if output too long? for ...
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Is it possible to have a quick look to org-todo in splitted window?

I believe this can be done but I couldn't find the right wrapper package or approach for it. I just want have a quick look to TODO and close it. Similar approach is done in org-journal. I am using org-...
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Multiple timestamps for various states in TODO lists

I'm finding TODO lists in org-mode incredibly useful. For example, say I have a task to send an email, I define the following sequence in my init.el file: ;; Sequence in TODO list (setq org-todo-...
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Commenting in and Org-mode block (SRC) indents entire block. How to comment without indenting org src block?

In my org-mode source blocks, any commenting with a function indents the entire source block. Is this normal behavior? Is there a setting to allow commenting of region, or line without indenting the ...
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How to limit mark/kill size of huge (org-mode) files?

I have org-mode files about 50K lines long, which I can edit and save file; but once in a while accidentally marked a large region by typing C-x C-x or C-x h, and copied too much data into clipboard, ...
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Assign default priority cookie to captured tasks

I looking for a way to explicitly add priority cookies to tasks created via org-capture with default the cookie that represents org-priority-default. This is to avoid the situation that some tasks ...
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Use wildcard in tag search

Hi I would like to use C-c a m To create a todo list that is filtered by tags. If I have a tag like :Makeamilliondollars: I would like to be able search for it using a wildcard. Eg I would like to ...
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Pass a table's colnames to an R block

I have an org file with this content: #+name: my-table | *Type* | *Value* | |---------+---------| | Web | 744 | | Checks | 520 | | Cash | 105 | |---------+---------| | *Total* | ...
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How would I create smarter HTTP links in org mode?

I have lots of links that look like: https://domain.com/en/res/main/r1/sm-e/spec/1/1#q=1-1-1 I want to be able to enter a string like: A-1-1 and be able to create a correct link like: [[https://...
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How to properly align org table with mixed English-Bengali script?

I am unable to tidy up this table, so that last column is properly aligned, as the other two: |-----------+----------------+------------| | English | Bengali s. | Bengali w. | |-----------+------...
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How do I link to an ID on a non org-mode file?

I'd like to create a link inside an org-mode file to a source code file, say in C++. But I'd like the link to point to a possibly changing position in the file, so I want to use a unique identifier. ...
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org-mode org-babel share a global variable across the file

I'm a beginner org-mode user. Is there a way to remove baseUrl being duplicated in each block like the following one? #+NAME: request-something #+HEADER: :var baseUrl="http://localhost:3000" ...
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How to archive an online article

Often times I find an interesting article online that I want to read later but I have a different priorities so I just paste a link into my org notes. Later these links become broken, and the articles ...
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How do customize the display of time ranges in org-mode?

In org mode, I can customize the display of times like this: (setq org-display-custom-times t) (setq org-time-stamp-custom-formats '("<%Y-%m-%d %a>" . "<%Y-%m-%d %a %I:%M %p>...
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Recommended Emacs for ORG-Mode (vanilla, emacs plus, doom, spacemacs)? Getting Things Done (GTD) Method?

This is just a general question in relation to emacs and it's specific use for ORG mode. I have always been miserable at planning and organization in daily life (keeping TODO list, general time ...
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How to remove spurious whitespace in `org-add-note` LOGBOOK drawer

When using org-add-note (C-c C-z) in Org, I'm unable to automatically remove whitespace that is inserted when finalizing the note and the text is filed into the LOGBOOK drawer. global-whitespace-...
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Italics not shown in block quotes in orgmode

In my blockquotes in org-mode, the fontification does not pick up on italics. I have looked at this question and answer that says it was fixed several years ago, but my issue persists. I have tried ...
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How to unbind the key for a specific map?

I use org, smartparens and use-package altogether. Sometimes I need to delete a heading and its subheadings. Without smartparens package I use the C-k key and it allows me to delete the heading itself ...
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org-mode delete all checked items

I use org-mode for my shopping lists and I would like to be able to remove all checked items in one action. i.e. [X] cotton buds [ ] cordial [X] milk [X] sugar In the list above remove all the lines ...
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Emphasize text snippets in source blocks

If one sets org-src-fontify-natively to t org source blocks are fontified according to the associated major-mode. That is fine. But, is it possible to emphasize text snippets within the source blocks, ...
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Search on org-mode tags directory-wide?

I have a large set of my own tags that I've added to org-tag-alist that I use liberally to tag headings throughout my org files. I would like to search throughout my org directory (recursively) on a ...
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Access Table data from from elisp using headline ID

I have a bunch of recipes under different headline, and each have an ingredient list specified as a table. I would like to access that table as an list in a src block using the headline id, same as if ...
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Format links or dates context sensitive in org-mode headings?

In org-mode I use headings with different font sizes decreasing with the # in org-level-#. In the following Examples, the font size is in brackets and size 5 > size 4 etc. Example: * Heading lvl 1 ...
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Locking an org-timer into the mode-line

Context. I frequently use org-mode timers The org-mode clock (which just displays the clock in the org-mode mode-line) A custom "target time" clock, which shows a point in time (either a ...
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How to remove indent on left margin and vertical line from src block when exporting org-mode to ascii?

When I export an org file to an ascii file, using org-export-to-ascii, I get some annoying lines on the left margin and an indent ,---- | .class{ | background:red; | } This is what I'm after: ....
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Resize inline images in org-mode to be fit a max size

In org mode, I am trying to resize inline images to fit a 100px x 100px square, which would be particular useful in the cases in which an image is much taller that wider, or vice versa. In other words ...
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Change org-log-done setting only for a subtree

In my configuration, I have: (setq org-log-done 'time) However, for one particular subtree, I want to suppress this behavior. So, closing any items here will not record a time. Can this be done by ...
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Doom emacs config does not fully load at start up

I am on Doom emacs, and have placed various scripts in my config file. These are mainly new keybindings and options for packages, e.g. (define-key org-mode-map (kbd "s-;") 'org-agenda) ; ...
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Org-mode hook following creation of a new <<<radio target>>>

I want to call org-update-radio-target-regexp as soon as org-mode recognises that a new <<<radio target>>> has been created (which seems to happen as soon as the third ">&...
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The export of external links in org files to pdf and html files

I have a problem with the export of external links in org files to pdf and html files. Let's say I have the two org files in the same directory: file1.org = here is the label of file1: <<label&...
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Org-Mode Startup not Rendering Theme Colors at Startup

System Info Windows 10 emacs 27.1 64-bit Description Basically, when I open a new org file, it appears to be a plain text document. However, I can clearly see that org-mode is activated, and this ...
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Looking for a function to determine if an org-mode entry has a tag

I can use (org-entry-get (point) "myproperty") to get the value of the myproperty property for the current org-mode entry. What about tags? Since a tag is either present or not, I was ...
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Org mode tables with Devanagari characters look misaligned

Here is the table: |----+-----------| | No | Name | | 1 | Mumbai | | 2 | मुंबई | | 3 | पुणे | | 4 | उस्मानाबाद | |----+-----------| With devanagari characters, the table cell ...
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Meta key sending some commands two times over Citrix VDI

I am using Emacs 26.1 on a Windows machine that I connect to via Citrix Viewer running on MacOS 11.1. I'm using left-option as my meta key. When using org-mode, the meta key is behaving inconsistently....
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How to know the list of possible commands when in a session?

For instance: When I am in C-c C-e (export), by pressing # you get extra options. How to know this? Another example: When in a helm session, by pressing C-c C-f, you activate helm-follow-mode. But ...
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Latex and Emacs

I have tried to export to Latex an Orgmode document that has some unicode characters not recognized (emojis). When compiling I get the error ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode character 🔥 (U+1F525) (...

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