Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Emacs on Android - org-mode - error - `(wrong-type-argument stringp (require . t-mouse))`

I'm running Emacs in Android under ZShaolin, with whatever the default configuration is. When I open an org-mode file (or try to enable org-mode), I get an error: (wrong-type-argument stringp (...
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How to make ordered lists collapsed by default in org mode

Suppose, we have this org file: * Header1 ** Header1-1 ** Header1-2 * Header2 1. Item 1 1. Item 1-1 2. Item 1-2 2. Item 2 When I open it by default it looks like this: * ...
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Sort org-mode links by descriptive text?

I have a dozen org-mode links in the standard format. How can I sort these by the descriptive text? [[alink1][Baz]] [[alink2][Foo]] [[alink3][Bar]] These are displayed like this in the buffer: ...
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Is there a simple way to use all org-files referenced in a main file for the org-mode clock table

I'm using org-mode to keep track of the time I spend on various projects. I have one main org file and two more for two large projects I'm working on. All three are listed in org-agenda-files. I ...
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Flexible org TODO dependencies?

I'd like to have org-mode do what OmniFocus does; when the bottom task in a sequential list is completed, the next task in the list becomes visible in an Agenda. Any thoughts on how I might try to ...
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How to migrate Markdown files to Emacs org mode format

I've got hundreds of personal notes stored as files in Markdown format, after several years using the VoodooPad personal wiki software for OS X. There's plenty of information available for exporting ...
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Fix org-fontification error

My config is a literate org-mode file. On my Linux machine, the code blocks are highlighted with the relevant syntax highlighting (i.e. Elisp). But on my Mac, I get this error when I load the ...
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org-drill isn't letting me drill

I'm studying for finals and want to use org-drill . Org-drill sees my flash cards and places UUIDs in properties drawers (see the code snippet below). However, when I call org-drill-cram, it says it ...
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Org-mode doesn't seem to be exporting listings/minted correctly

Emacs is exporting listings blocks (i.e. #+BEGIN_SRC <lang>) in a strange, incorrect way. Here's an example of what I mean with a simple org file: #+AUTHOR: #+BEGIN_SRC js var dog = "dog!" #+...
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Show free blocks of time in org-mode's agenda

I would like to make it easy to find where are the free blocks of time in my org-mode agenda. For instance, if I have two appointments one 9:30am-10:30am and another 11:15am-12:30pm, I would like to ...
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Correcting and maintaining org-mode hyperlinks

This is a two part question having to do with link rot. Does org-mode provide any functionality for validating hyperlinks, especially local ones? This could be used to combat link rot after the fact. ...
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Show org-mode hyperlink as plain text

Although it is convenient how org-mode shows hyperlinks, there are times when I want to see the underlying plain text, e.g. [[./file.org][Title]]. How can I do this? I know about org-insert-link, but ...
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practical limits on org-mode file size?

I have an org-mode file that's running around 6,000 lines with a hundred or so top-level headlines. It's started to take around a minute to load or save, and occasionally it sends emacs into the weeds ...
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org-mode sans arrow keys

Org-mode keymapping defaults to using the arrow keys for commons functions. Has anyone sanely remapped their org-mode settings to entirely avoid arrow keys? Please share.
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Centered figures in org-mode LaTeX export

When org-mode exports figures to LaTeX, the figure shows up left justified. Is there an easy way to have all the figures centered? I want to avoid having to type #+ATTR_LATEX: :float t above each ...
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Make org-mode display images from the Internet in your org file

I have a list of tasks I need to complete for a project I'm working on in a org file. The thing is that I would like to display the Wercker's status images of my project on that file to know how the ...
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Text alignment in org-mode numbered lists?

Q: Is there a way to prepend zeros to org-mode numbered lists? Text alignment in numbered lists starts to look unpleasant when numbers get into the double digits: * A numbered list 1. Item 1 2. ...
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Exporting from org-mode to markdown

The emacs functions mentioned in the docs don't seem to exist in my org version 7.9.3f. http://orgmode.org/manual/Markdown-export.html Any idea how I can get org-mode to export to markdown for me ...
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Sync Facebook events and org-mode

Is it possible to export Facebook events to org-mode automatically?
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Moving list item that contains a code block in org mode

In the following minimal example: * Heading - Item Foo #+BEGIN_SRC sh echo "Hello World!" #+END_SRC - Item Bar It is impossible to move the bar item above foo using org-move-item-up. Is there a way ...
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*Org Src file.org[ R ]*: C-c ' is undefined

I'm trying to edit a code snippet in org-mode. When I type C-c ' in org mode buffer, it opens up the editor window in R-mode, but it doesn't know about C-c ' and cannot be killed by C-x k since when I ...
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Three days ON one day OFF schedule in org-mode?

I'd like to set up a schedule for an habit such that the task has to be performed three days in a row and then skipped the fourth day. So, assuming the first recorded day is monday, I'll have: Mon ✓ ...
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How to use new version of a mode instead of the default built version?

I am getting this error "defconst: Symbol's value as variable is void: org-list-allow-alphabetical" while starting org2blog. I see the issue is that the builtin org-mode which is installed with emacs ...
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How to distinguish between TODO and WAIT in org-summary-todo?

Org-Mode proposes to use the following org-summary-todo function in the org-after-todo-statistics-hook: (defun org-summary-todo (n-done n-not-done) "Switch entry to DONE when all subentries are ...
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How to put TODO faces in the file?

I have defined the following TODO states in a org-mode file: #+SEQ_TODO: TODO(t) WAIT(w) | DONE(d) And I have customized the colors for the TODO states: Hide Org Todo Keyword Faces: INS DEL Cons-...
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org-mode cannot find pdflatex using Mac OS

When I try to export an org file to pdf using C-c C-e l o I get the following message: Saving file /Users/user/tmp/test.tex... Wrote /Users/user/tmp/test.tex Processing LaTeX file ./test.tex... /bin/...
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How to get the raw data for an org-mode agenda without an agenda view?

Q: How can I have org-mode return the raw data for an agenda view without actually creating an agenda view? I'd like to access my agenda for an arbitrary day. However, I do not want to create an ...
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Best way to make org-mode reload in-buffer settings

I am using auto-insert so that I can get the usual things I use for org mode when opening a new .org file, example: #+AUTHOR: Edgar Aroutiounian #+EMAIL: edgar.factorial@gmail.com #+STARTUP: ...
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Modify org-mode's definition of comment lines?

Q: how do I change org-mode's definition of a commented line? According to the manual, org-mode comments work as follows: Lines starting with zero or more whitespace characters followed by one '#' ...
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How to remap control up in org-mode

Newer versions of org-mode remap C-up to org-backward-paragraph. I would like C-up not to be remapped (and continue to use the standard Emacs' backward-paragraph instead). But the standard ways of ...
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Make org-mode export to Beamer keep temporary files out of the current directory

Exporting to Beamer from org-mode creates a myriad of temporary files (the .tex file + files ending in .aux, .log, .toc, .fls, .nav, .vrb, etc.). Most LaTeX implementations now have an option (-...
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Do not auto-capitalize when editing an equation in AUCTeX or org-mode

I would like the auto-capitalize minor mode not to capitalize mathematical text in AUCTeX and org-mode. To avoid this, when running in either of these modes, auto-capitalize should only capitalize ...
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How to copy links OUT of org-mode?

There's lots of documentation about inserting or storing org-mode-links, but apparently none about copying them to buffers in other formats. How do you copy the URL of an org-mode-link from an org ...
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Is it possible to have the entire org-table use math environment?

I have an org-mode table that needs to have some math text in each cell. Wrapping every cell with $ both looks ugly and takes much more space than it deserves. Is there any way to somehow put the ...
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How to type Org Mode's `M-` bindings in Emacs for Mac?

I'm having a hell of a time with getting Org Mode's key bindings to work. I thought that maybe the difficulties I was having had to do with what this page describes, since I was using Emacs text-mode ...
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org-mode warning when scheduling task on top of another task?

Q: how can I make org-mode warn me when I'm about to schedule a task on top of another task? I frequently schedule tasks or meetings (with org-deadline or org-schedule) at a specific hour on some day ...
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Buffer widening not working in Org-mode

I am using emacs 24.4 in Org-mode and try to narrow/widen to/from subtrees using C-x n s and C-x n w, repsectively. However Widening is not working and once I have narrowed down to a particular ...
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fixing auto-capitalize to work with org-mode headings and lists

I want the auto-capitalize minor mode to work well with org-mode. Currently, auto-capitalize does not capitalize the first word in headings or list items (i.e., the word after '*' or '-'). For ...
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Org - show checkboxes in Agenda?

Is there anyway to show outline with its checkboxes in Org Agenda views like this? ** TODO Checkboxes [1/3] SCHEDULED: <2014-11-28 Fri 12:00> - [X] Wash cloths - [ ] Buy milk - [ ] Wash ...
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Make isearch skip folded content in org-mode

Q: How can I tell isearch to ignore the contents of folded blocks by default in org-mode buffers? More specifically, I'd like isearch to ignore contents of comment blocks and drawers: When authoring ...
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Force using fixed-width font in org-mode

What's the simplest way of forcing Emacs org-mode to use the same fixed-width Font Family and Height everywhere (but keeping other properties distinct, like Foreground)? I could make all org-level-n ...
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Org-mode on the phone or on Evernote?

I use Org mode for keeping track of everything; ideas, notes, to-do lists, code snippets, etc. You name it. One problem I have though, is that I can't easily pull up my Org-mode data on my phone, even ...
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convert fraction to decimal in org spreadsheet

How do I convert 1:6 into 0.166666 using the org spreadsheet? I was thinking it should be $4=$3;%f but it's clearly not. | x | y | z | f | |---+---+-----+----------| | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1....
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Good methods for setting up alarms (audio + visual) triggered by org-mode events?

I would like to have alarms set off based on org-mode events associated with specific times (or start times). Ideally these would be audio and visual, and able to be customised to some extent. I ...
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Org code block receives table without header

I'm trying to send an Org table as a lisp object to a code block for further processing with an elisp function. For testing I set up two code blocks, one that generates the table and another that ...
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Indented multi-tiered lists (and headings), with org-indent-mode?

I am new to Emacs, using it to structure text/ideas. After enabling word wrap from the menu and doing M-x org-indent-mode, I would like my document to look like this (the returns in the middle of ...
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How to specify default header arguments in orgmode code blocks

I'm tying to set default header arguments to the code blocks within my org file, like this: #+PROPERTY: header-args :session *my_python_session* #+PROPERTY: header-args :results silent #+PROPERTY: ...
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Org's Capture: annoying duplicated date tree outlines

(Environment: Emacs 24.4 stable with built-in org-mode.) I want to have a file+datetree for Org-mode's Capture, so I set like this: (setq org-capture-templates '(("D" "Diary + Timer" entry ...
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org-capture files entry under wrong datetree

My org-capture setup: (setq org-capture-templates '(("t" "Todo" entry (file+headline "~/org/gtd.org" "@computer") "* TODO %?\n %i\n") ("j" "Journal" entry (file+datetree "~/org/gtd.org" "...
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any tools for making UI-based or email-based DEADLINE notifications in org-mode?

Are there any tools for making UI-based or email-based DEADLINE notifications in org-mode? It'd be nice to convert org-mode's pull-based DEADLINE access (via C-c a a) into a push-based system :)