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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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My org-mode has different size text at different level

Actually what happened was this. I was looking for a good theme for my emacs. In the process I have changed many themes. I don't know which theme caused this but now my org-mode has different size ...
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Why are my org tables no longer exporting?

Today I tried to export an org table by issuing M-x org-table-export <RET> table.csv <RET> <RET>. To my surprise, I received the error message Symbol's function definition is void: ...
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How can I use the PROPERTIES drawer with a TAGS property and asign multiple values to it

In org-mode long header line and multiple tags sometimes makes the overview unreadable. My question is: Can I use the TAGS property in the PROPERTIES drawer to list tags as values rather then having ...
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How can I export many org documents to ASCII?

I have a directory ~/foo/ with hundreds of org documents among other types of files. I want to export each org file to ASCII. The only way I know how to do this is to follow the following procedure ...
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How can I add “side-notes” to a text file in org mode?

I wonder how could I add the equivalent of side-notes (cues, thinking points indications, references) to a text in org mode? Tags work fine, but they seem to be limited to headlines. I could also ...
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converting emacs calc eqn to latex in org table

Is it possible to convert column 2 to latex in org-table using a command? It seems that the technology already exists with calc-embed but I don't know how to use it here. | G | 7*(-2:5)+5*(4:7) ...
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Is there an easy way to edit all links in an org file?

I have an org file with several dozen links to various webpages. I'd like to view and edit most of the urls in this file. Is there a convenient way to do this? In other words, does org-mode have a ...
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How to cycle between specified states in org mode?

By default, S-tab cycles between OVERVIEW, CONTENTS and SHOW ALL these three states. But I want it to just cycle between CONTENTS and SHOW ALL. How can I realize it?
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How to turn off `emacs-lisp-checkdoc` of flycheck when edit source block in org-mode file?

I have a emacs-lisp block in org-mode and when I try to edit it by press C-c ', flycheck always report errors as below: 0 warning The first line should be of the form: ";;; package --- ...
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in yasnippet, how to insert variable date with fixed time of day?

I want a yasnippet to insert an org-mode date and time. The date should be today's date, but the time should be fixed. So far my snippet correctly inserts today's date, but not the time: # -*- ...
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Setting #+ATTR_LATEX for all images of a document

I am currently adding an #+ATTR_LATEX before every image in my org-file to center it in the produced LaTeX beamer slides. That is slightly annoying and clutters up the document. Is there a way to set ...
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Org-mode 8.3: Beamer blocks without title no longer work?

I recently upgraded my org-mode from 8.2 to 8.3. So far all works well, but I ran into the following problem: when creating a LaTeX Beamer presentation in org-mode I used to be able to do the ...
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How can I escape the * in org-mode to prevent bold fontification

If I write something like *shrug* in org mode, it will be automatically fontified as bold text. How can I prevent that, i.e. actually having *shrug* appear verbatim when exported? Edit: I still ...
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Org-mode schedule 1 event for multiple days?

I cannot find anything on being able to set TODO tasks with SCHEDULE to occur on multiple days of the week. For example I have STAT class on Mon Wed and Fri that I would like the event to repeat ...
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Change the behavior of Org-mode auto expand relative path in link

For example: - modes/mu4e/mu4e.org `-data/images/kk.png in file mu4e.org, when insert link with [C-c C-l], the link file:../data/images/kk.png will auto expand to file:~/Org/Emacs/modes/data/...
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Recurring Tasks Org-mode

I am trying to use org-mode for scheduling tasks with a time with no avail. Every time I set it the task is not repeated: On my task I use C-c C-d and then type in 2015-09-15 9:00AM-11:00AM +1w. Is ...
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Can I export a specific table in an org file to csv from the command line?

I have an org file with multiple tables $ cat ~/foo.org #+Title: hello world * section 1 lorem ipsum #+TBLNAME: first-table | i | want | to | | export | this | table | #+TBLNAME: second-...
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org-publish-project-alist: :latex-header

Context When exporting Org-Mode documents to LaTeX it is possible to specifcy additional LaTeX header commands: #+LaTeX_HEADER: \subtitle{This is a subtitle} Using org-publish it is possible to ...
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In org mode, how do I make DONE tasks show up each time they've been DONE?

Org agenda shows tasks only on the scheduled date, not when those tasks were actually one. There are two cases that I see here: 1. Tasks not done on day scheduled If a task is scheduled for Sunday, ...
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Can I align all the tables in an org file from the command line?

I have some org files that I generated from a program I wrote. My program is not intelligent enough to parse the tables in these files "correctly". For example, one of my org files may look like #+...
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Org Mode Headers Won't Export

I have headers at the top of the file that look like: #+TITLE: A Good Explanation That looks like all the examples I can find browsing various web pages. When I go to export in either LaTeX or ...
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Query org agenda build time?

Q: how can I get the last time I built the org agenda buffer? I've set an idle timer to rebuild my org agenda buffer every x minutes. It works fine, but it's inefficient to rebuild if the agenda ...
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in org-mode, how to delay the display of SOME scheduled tasks until the day of?

I'd like to delay the display of some of my scheduled tasks until the day of. But for other scheduled tasks, I'd like them to display a couple days in advance as per default. From the manual: If ...
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Can a code snippet scan an org file to generate multiple new org files?

I have a file ~/documents/foo.org which looks like #+TBLNAME: data | | | | p01a | p01b | p02 | p03 | |------------------+------------------+--------+------+---...
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How can I append a note to the current currently clocked in task

I would like to quickly append a note to the currently clocked in task - something like a capture. I don't believe there is anything out of the box to do this, but it seems it must be possible. Any ...
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How do I view all org-mode TODOs that are not recurring, or not scheduled?

Weekly, I try to make sure that there are no TODOs I want to have scheduled that I've missed. So I look through the list of all TODO entries (C-c a t). This is great; it shows only open TODOs, so I ...
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extraneous stars when using org-indent-mode

Since a recent update from the org-mode repository, if I turn on org-indent-mode, all lines show up indented with stars rather than spaces. Here's an example of how it looks: Here's the file without ...
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org-export subtree to filename.pdf with EXPORT_FILE_NAME fails

I'm trying to export subtrees using #+PROPERTY: EXPORT_FILE_NAME filename as described in the Org manual at bottom here. I have a test file called test.org: * This Is A Test #+PROPERTY: ...
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How can I get a custom org drawer to open/close?

My drawers don't seem to collapse with TAB. I've even tried the canonical example: * This is a headline Still outside the drawer :DRAWERNAME: This is inside the drawer. :END: After the ...
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Org mode M-RET not working with new builds

Since the build of org mode of the end of august (now I use elpa/org-20150907), the M-RET does not start a new entry, and gives the error "Symbol's value as variable is void: org-planning-line-re". ...
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Is it possible to create an org-mode *scratch* buffer?

While working on a document in emacs I often find myself opening a new buffer, doing something in org-mode, copying the org-mode content, and pasting it into my document. I used to create a new org-...
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Is it possible in org-mode to export a * heading to a \begin{heading} \end{heading} block construct?

I'm trying to export a heading as a block construct. Something like * heading Content * Another Heading gets exported to \begin{heading} Content \end{heading} \section{Another Heading} Using ...
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assigning TODO status to specific list items (not headings)

What would be a way to achieve the following: * interface A ** sample files 1 file "alpha" 2 file "beta" TODO fix missing tag 3 file "gamma" E.g. I am trying to associate a TODO action with a ...
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How to repeat an appointment within an interval

I'm using org-mode and the agenda for weekly planning, kind of like a calendar. Entries include things like "sleeping 11pm to 6am" and "gym 3pm to 5pm", or even "read dresden files 8pm to 9pm". I use ...
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org mode auto order

Is there any option/extension in org mode to auto order certain lists? For example: I would like to order by TODOs by priority or I would like to order by TODOs by state.
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Make the org-habit agenda display further into the future

I've started using org-mode these past few days, and I've set up a few org-habits. I'm having trouble with the consistency graph and agenda mode however. Habit TODOs only seem to show up for habits ...

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