Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Org-mode hide tags in agenda

Maybe this is weird, but I don't like how much my tags fill up the side of my org-agenda. This is especially true after I use org-agenda-filter-by-tag to filter down to a specific tag. For example, ...
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Display Random String in Org-Mode?

I'm looking into figuring out if it would be possible to display a random quote on the top of my agenda that changes daily or whenever I check out the agenda. I have a Quotes.org file that I capture ...
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Org link search fallback, if no matching headlines?

With the variable org-link-search-must-match-exact-headline you can only choose between various search options but I would like to have the following behaviour: First try to match against headlines ...
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How do I get org icalendar export to *not* include the date in the calendar item summary?

I write my org-mode entries like this: *** Some Event <2015-10-11 Sun 18:30-19:30> Some description icalendar export used to automatically use "Some Event" as the icalendar item's SUMMARY,...
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Is there a way to make org-mode count repetitive tasks done certain hours past midnight as done in the previous day?

A lot of times we sleep after 12 o'clock, and some of the tasks that are done before we sleep will be counted as being done in the second day, which causes the repetition schedule to be a bit messed ...
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Profiling org-mode init file

My initialization file is organized in org-mode with src snippets. Is there a way I can profile it to see which snippets take the most time to evaluate? When my initialization file was in Elisp, I was ...
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Adding tilde to electric pairs in org mode

I am trying to add the verbatim character ~ (tilde) as an electric-pair character in org-mode. Here is my attempt: (with-eval-after-load 'org (modify-syntax-entry ?/ "(/" org-mode-syntax-table) (...
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Is it possible to get prettified symbols in Org-mode source blocks?

I have a few symbols in prettify-symbols-alist that improve the appearance of elisp code in my configuration file. I am migrating my configuration file from Elisp to Org-mode and I would like to keep ...
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org mode logbook note entry without logbook drawer?

Is there a way to make a logbook-like note without it always being stuck in a :LOGBOOK drawer? For example: - [2015-09-02 Wed 18:03] \\ * 12.3 Export settings :om:htmlexport: - ...
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Truncate only certain lines and use continuation lines elsewhere?

Q: how can I use truncate-lines in only part of a buffer? As a general rule, I prefer continuation lines to truncating lines. However, it would be nice to truncate only certain kinds of lines in a ...
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How to use org-refile with helm to create a new node?

I'm trying to use Helm with org-refile. It looks like everyting is working properly except one thing. For example, I have the following tree in my org file: * Top level 1 ** Example heading * Top ...
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How do I automatically start a new journal entry at emacs start up)

Putting (org-journal-new-entry) in the init file doesn't work, neither does setting the scratch buffer mode to journal-mode. Kurt Hesselbart's answer works only halfway if there already is an entry ...
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in org-mode, how to move point to next checkbox when it's marked completed?

I work with org-mode checkboxes, marking them as completed as I go. * TODO clean kitchen - [X] sink - [ ] stove - [ ] floors I want org to move point to the next checkbox when when it gets marked - ...
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in org-mode, how to move point to next TODO heading upon DONE state change?

I work with org-mode TODO lists not in org-agenda mode, but within the actual .org files, marking TODO headings DONE as I go. * DONE buy milk * TODO fix car * STARTED call mom I want org to move ...
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Org-mode list with a mix of unordered and description list items?

It seems that all items in plain text unordered list have to contain descriptions, otherwise the HTML export is incorrect. Example: - item1 :: item1 description bla bla bla - item2 - item3 then I ...
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org-babel evaluation of code block always creates new window

Running org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c to evaluate a src block in an org file behaves strangely with windows. With a single window in the frame, it spawns a new window looking at the same buffer in a split and ...
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How to view scheduled tasks or deadlines that are late

In agenda view, how can I make a list of all tasks (more than 30 ongoing tasks) that are late? That should included recurring scheduled tasks for the month, were I jumped a day. For example, had to ...
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Working with SCHEDULED items (recurring task), org mode

When I schedule an item, I want to get something like: ** TODO Lift weights SCHEDULED: <2009-01-22 Thu +2d> - State "DONE" [2009-01-16 Fri 23:14] - State "DONE" [2009-01-...
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How do I import __future__ in org-mode babel

Attempting to eval a babel source block that contains a __future__ import and also uses a :var causes Python to spit out File "<stdin>", line 2 SyntaxError: from __future__ imports must occur ...
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Select which nodes are folded in org mode files when opened

I understand that #+STARTUP: property can control the fold/unfold setting in file level when the org file is loaded. But I need it be more granular. I wonder if it is possible to set it in node ...
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How to see habit items along the timegrid like normal items?

I would like to know how to see habit items like normal items. Along the time-grid in their place and not at the bottom of the day. Maybe it's on the sorting algorithm ? Or there is a variable that I ...
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Prevent *org todo* pop-up window from displaying in new frame (dedicated window scenario)

I have the following setup, created through a function I've defined in this reddit post, which states in relevant part: (defun hd/weekly-review () "Organize a series of windows for weekly reviews" ...
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Including code-block in a another file

Is it possible for a code-block in one org file to include a noweb reference to a code-block in another org file?
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Is exporting of smart (single) quotes broken in Org 8.3?

I cannot seem to get correctly exported smart single quotes in Org 8.3. Here is a minimal test.org file: #+OPTIONS: ':t #+LANGUAGE: en This is 'within single quotes'. This is "within double quotes"...
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How to move by columns in an org table?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for something similar to M-f and M-b to move right or left column-wise in an org-mode table.
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How do I change the visibility cycling in orgmode?

Currently when I press TAB it uses this: ,-> FOLDED -> CHILDREN -> SUBTREE --. But I would like it to behave like other outliners. If I press TAB once it should open the children. It I press TAB ...
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Move point to current org heading

In Org mode: How can I move point (up) to the current heading (or the first line under the heading)?
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Move item from org archive back into org agenda file?

Q: how does one move a project out of the org archive and back into its original spot in the agenda file? org-mode has facilities to archive projects. Every once in a while, however, I need to ...
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How to make org-babel-load-file use umlauts (åäö) correctly?

I have this in my init.el (defvar dropbox-d "C:/Dropbox") (defvar dropbox-emacs-d (expand-file-name "emacs" dropbox-d)) (org-babel-load-file (expand-file-name "config.org" dropbox-emacs-d)) In ...
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can't export from org-mode to HTML

Below's a SSCCE I have a dead simple org-mode document and I hit C-c C-e to access the export dispatcher. Sure enough I can see the options and am prompted with the message Export buffer: After ...
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get/set package user-dir before installing org-mode

I have emacs 24.5.1 on Xubuntu 14.04. I want to install the latest version of the org package available in GNU ELPA (20150929). Following the advice on org-mode website, I launch emacs with the -q ...
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Close sub-heading in org-mode

Here an org-mode tree * TEST * SUB1 * SUB11 * SUB111 * SUB112 * SUB12 * SUB2 If the tree is partially fold you can have: * TEST * SUB1 * SUB11 * SUB12 * SUB2 Is there a command ...
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Add actual (scheduled) date in log for state change in org-mode

I just started to get into using emacs org-mode, and was wondering if this is possible. I put the scheduled in brackets in the title as I am not specifically interested only in timestamps which are "...
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How to manipulate clock times (org-mode)

I often forget either to clock out of a task, or to clock a different activity in. For instance, I was working on a (clocked) task right now, then my manager walked in and we embarked on a discussion ...
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how to - org file with file level properties automatically added

I have several file level properties (like #+OPTIONS: toc:nil ) always defined at begin of all my org files. I wonder whether it is possible to make a org template so that all org files I create in ...
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How to get title and author in org mode export to beamer presentation?

The org-export to beamer gives the following error when the first lines include title and author info. #+TITLE: Presentation Title #+AUTHOR: Name "Wrong type argument: listp, #("Name" 0 4(:parent (...
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Acronyms as description list

I would like to maintain a list of acronyms in my org-mode file. Should I just use Description plain lists for that or is there a better way?
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How to prevent org-mode from exporting external links

In my org document, I have some urls that I would like to see exported plain-text, not as links. For example, if I have this in my org document, http://www.pharo.org exporting to HTML will result in ...
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Export italics inside verbatim or code

In an Org document I type call the /static/ method =something(/$with/, /$param/)= and (thanks to org-hide-emphasis-markers set to t) it appears as call the static method something($with, $param) ...
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How can I get all file links in one org-mode file?

There are some local file links existed randomly in my org-mode file. most of them are image links, like (file:images/samples.png) along with some other urls. What I want to do is that parse all these ...
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Birthday in org-contacts

I am a beginner in org-mode (and Emacs, for that matter), but I thought that org-mode would be a good place/format to store my contacts. One thing I like to do is to add birthdays to contacts. I found ...
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How to control newline and indent when export to LaTeX from org-mode file?

I have a test org-mode file as below: #+OPTIONS: ':nil *:t -:nil ::nil <:nil H:3 \n:nil ^:{} arch:headline #+OPTIONS: author:nil c:nil creator:nil d:(not "LOGBOOK") date:t e:t #+OPTIONS: email:nil ...
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Stopping a runaway process using C-c C-c

When i evaluate some source code blocks using C-c C-c sometimes i might have an error and the system hangs on me . The only way to exit at this point is by quitting emacs. Are there any solutions to ...
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How do I configure class options for latex export in my .emacs?

By default org mode seems to configure 8x11 as the paper type when I export to latex. I always print to A4, so I would like all of my exports to specify a4 as the paper type -- e.g.: \documentclass[...
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Can I import a rectangle from one org-table into another org-table?

I have an org document with two different-sized tables table1 and table2. #+TBLNAME: table1 | | | | | | | | |---+---+---+---+---+---+---| | | | x | x | x | x | x | | | | x | x | ...
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Timestamp on babel-execute results block?

When I execute a source block, I'd like to get a timestamp on the +RESULTS block so that I can remember when it was last executed. Is there a built-in option for this or do I need to go in and add a ...
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Python blocks evaled; elisp blocks not: org-babel export to latex

I need to have automatic evaluation turned on for elisp (or emacs-lisp) because I have huge documents that I export to PDF with batch scripts, and it's intolerable to have to go in and manually ...
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Expand org-mode subtree with point after ellipsis?

I love org-mode, but one of the things that has always bugged me is that, if the point is after a collapsed subtree's ellipsis, pressing TAB doesn't expand it. For example, if the point is here (...
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Hide all header contents in Org mode

outline-show-all reveals the contents of all headers in org-mode. How can I do the opposite? There's no outline-hide-all command.
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Why are my org-table formulas behaving like this after upgrading to version 8.3?

I recently upgraded org-mode to version 8.3 from version 7.9. In previous versions of org mode, the function #+TBLFM: @<$<..@>$>=0 would place a 0 in every cell of a table. On my system,...

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