Questions tagged [org-mode]

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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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Possible to copy-paste without markup in Org-mode?

You can add inline code and verbatim text in Org-mode using this syntax: ~<code>cd ~~</code>~ =verbatim /text/= This is expected to display: <code>cd ~</code> verbatim /text/...
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org-agenda: How to use alternative calendars (e.g., the Persian calendar)?

E.g., I have #+TITLE: agenda/gen * test ** TODO cats DEADLINE: <2021-06-29 Tue> I want to make the deadline to be in the Persian calendar. What do I do?
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Execute org mode code block without escape codes

When I run a bash code block I get a response which contains a lot of escape codes/sequences, which makes the results output less readable. Example below: How can execute the code block, without the ...
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From an org item, launch a shell command with the item text as parameter

From an org list item, I want a function that I can bind to a shortkey or an org-speed shortcut, to be able to launch a shell command with the org list item text as parameter. Then I want to add tag ...
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How to add a default #+SETUPFILE: header to every published org-mode file

I have a bunch of org-mode files in a directory structure and would like to export to html using org-publish. Not all of them have the #+SETUPFILE: header, and I'd like to avoid having to add that in ...
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How to have folding and unfolding of headers in orgmode file persist through emacs sessions

Suppose I open an orgmode file and fold and unfold a bunch of headers, is it possible to let the folds and unfolds be the same next time I open emacs. I feel the startup function wont be enough. #+...
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View logbook notes taken today, this week

I wonder if it is possible to get a list of notes taken today or for given period that are stored in :LOGBOOK: drawer?
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How can I open an org file at a specific header postion via a command line?

I wan't to be able to programmatically open a file in org mode and scroll to a specific header. the file is quite big, so opening the file at a certain place is qhat I am looking for. Any idea how to ...
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Current timestamp. Incorrect time

Linux, Emacs 27.2 I want in org file to insert current data and time. Now in my machine is 02 June 10:56 AM. So I use command C-u C-c . Here result: Why time is incorrect?
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Publish a book as HTML/website with org-mode that is similar to bookdown

I've written a book using org-mode and I'm trying to export as an HTML/website, similar to this example. That was written using R and Bookdown, but since it all ends up as CSS/HTML, I don't see why ...
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Babel source block export format customization

I have this #+begin_src haskell :results silent :exports code :{ maximum'' :: (Ord a) => [a] -> a maximum'' = foldl1 (\x acc -> if x > acc then x else acc) :} #+end_src but on export ...
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How to only include entries with a certain tag for icalendar export in org-mode?

Long story short: I'd like to implement something like the opposite of org-icalendar-exclude-tags (i.e., org-icalendar-include-tags). I would like to export some entries from my org files into an ICS ...
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How to pass org-babel code block as variable to another code block?

I would like to pass the code from code block test_python to script. I do not want test_python to be evaluated, but simply to have the source code inserted into script when I evaluate script. The goal ...
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emacs org mode define a function in src block and call it

is there a method/package to use the following syntax to define and call a function? #+NAME: retX #+BEGIN_SRC python :var x=5 def retX (x): return x #+END_SRC ... Some text later... #+begin_src ...
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Add a filter when generating today's agenda view

what I want to achieve Say a ++2d habit not accomplished yesterday, I don't want it shown in today's agenda view but shown in tomorrow's and 2 days after tomorrow's and so forth. what I tried (defun ...
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Org mode to latex exports themes or templates

Where can i find some good org to latex export templates, for example, i found some good ones for HTML exports see fniessen excellent work here is there any similar projects for org-to-latex export?
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org-mode: force heading subtree to start folded

I know :ARCHIVE: does this, but I use that tag to mean the subtree is essentially useless now. I want sth like :FOLD:.
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How can I make source block in org mode to be scrollable?

As the title says, I'm trying to make the source blocks, when export, to be scrollable (e.g. vertical) so that the long source blocks don't mess up with the rest of content and the html/pdf files look ...
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org files are not refreshed in emacsclient

My org files are stored on the cloud so I can edit them from multiple machines. Whenever I make a change to an org file (from a different machine), emacsclient does not reflect these changes, but a ...
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How can I prevent pasting after org-copy-visible leaving cursor at end of text?

In evil-mode, if I use 3yy to copy three lines, then move somewhere else in my file and do P (evil-paste-before), the three lines are pasted before the line with the cursor, and the cursor is left at ...
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How can I copy+paste `org-mode` headlines only?

I have an org-mode file containing a structure like this: *** H1 **** H2 - Foo Foo **** H2 Foo Foo I would like to make a copy of H1 and all it's subheadings, but none of the non-headline content. ...
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First function not working: Device 1 is not termcap

(defun next-upper-heading () (interactive) (outline-up-heading) (org-forward-heading-same-level) ) When calling, I get the error: how can i research, what is going on here? ...
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Key to move to next ancestor heading in org mode

I would like to jump to the next parent heading from a lower level directly. Is there a shortcut for that in org mode? * a ** b ** c * d So to jump, say, from b to d.
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Emacs Shell/Makefile Command to Generate Org HTML for Org Journal Files

I'm using a Makefile to generate HTML for my org folder to turn into a website, but I'm just starting to use org-journal which doesn't put filename extensions on it's files. When trying to run a ...
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org-mode: Make C-a and C-e go to beginning or ending of logical line

What I'm trying to do is have C-a and C-e take me to the beginning or ending, respectively, of the logical line, not the visual line, in org-mode (with visual-line-mode active). I see that C-a is ...
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Bulk convert text under heading to individual sub-headings?

I have this in an org-mode buffer * Synonyms culture discipline improvement information learning literacy scholarship and would like to simply highlight this list starting with culture and ending ...
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Disable pretty entities for empty subscripts and superscripts in Org mode

Is there a way to disable pretty display for empty subscripts and superscripts in Org mode? So "X_{}" wouldn't be prettily displayed, but everything else, e.g. "X_{1}", would be. I ...
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org-map-entries says "Wrong type argument: char-or-string-p, nil"

I have this code: (defun org-get-logbook-notes () (save-excursion (unless (org-at-heading-p) (outline-previous-heading)) (when (re-search-forward ":LOGBOOK:" (save-excursion ...
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Show all (or some) markup in current line in Org-mode

I want to unhide/show all the markup of the line my cursor is on. For example: If the image is in preview mode, when I put my cursor on the line the image is in, I want it to show the full link e.g. [...
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Weird error on org-capture

I got my command for Ctrl+C - c - t (i.e. invoke org-capture) slightly wrong (i.e. missed a key or something when trying to type it). I know I got it wrong because it didn't work but instead changed ...
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How can I use the physics package in mathjax for org-mode HTML export?

I’m trying to use org-mode to export something as an HTML document, with MathJax equations. I know that MathJax supports the physics package, so it seems like it should be possible to tell emacs to ...
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Clocktable formula to get average of a column in a single cell

I have a table I'm generating: #+BEGIN: clocktable :maxlevel 0 :block thisyear :scope get-journal-files-for-current-year :fileskip0 t #+CAPTION: Clock summary at [2021-05-19 Wed 20:31], for the year ...
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Switch README from Markdown to Org, having problem with image rendering

I have a repository on Gitlab, I'm trying to change my README from Markdown to Org, I'm fully able to make the changes, but for reasons the the images are having some sizing issues, they expand ...
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olivetti misbehaving on save, in org buffers

I'm getting this very strange behavior while using olivetti: when calling save-buffer the display goes back to the left margin, as if olivetti has stopped working. If I call olivetti-mode, it shows ...
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Override org-mode indentation function in evil insert mode

How can I override the org-mode indentation function of TAB in evil-insert-state-map? I'd like it to always fold and unfold the current or parent header, and switch the indentation functionality to ...
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How to disable certain org-mode blocks from accidental execution

I have some shell code that can be dangerous to run on local machine in a org-mode source code block. Globally, I have configured org-mode to prompt for execution, but I would still like to make sure ...
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org-agenda won't show up when entries have timestamp with time range

been using org-mode for quite a while now (native emacs 26 on win10). Since yesterday, my org-agenda won't show up anymore if there is an entry to be displayed with an active timestamp that has a time ...
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Stop links from auto-expanding

Running Spacemacs 0.300 on Emacs 27.2. When my cursor is on a link in an org buffer, the link automatically expands. So, what appeared as 'Description' changes to something like [[id:xxxxxx][...
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Indentation in Org Mode Source Block with Return

I have a weird behavior in org-mode. When I create a source block, pressing RET indents the current and all previous lines with 2 spaces, resulting in something like #+begin_src bash :results output ...
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How to define absolute directory paths and use them as file prefixes in org files

I need to represent absolute paths to several directories by some constant names to use them as prefixes in org mode for a number of files contained in each of these directories. For instance they ...
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How to delete a single column cell in an org-mode table?

In Excel etc it is possible to delete a cell in a column and have the cells below it "shift up" without affecting the content of the other columns. I haven't found a command for this in org-...

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