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Resolving duplicate ID's in org-mode

For a variety of reasons it's possible to end up with duplicate heading Id's (manually-set ID conflicts, copy pasta, duplicate files, etc.). When refiling you may get a message WARNING: 17 duplicate ...
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including archives in org-mode clock-table

I clock my time in org-mode. Because projects in my line of work can last for several years, I'd like clock reports that extend over a long period of time. The problem is that it's annoying to keep ...
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Inline SVG's in org-mode?

I can see many image formats in orgmode, but not SVG. I get the error Invalid image type 'svg' when I run org-display-inline-images. It should be possible given this question exists: https://www....
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Create a “rabbit hole” task stack that can be pushed/popped?

I frequently fall into a sort of working anti-pattern involving “rabbit holes.”¹ Here’s the form it takes (with a concrete e.g. in parentheses): Start working on something (the “real task”) ...
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How to get automatic backlinks when linking files in in org-mode?

Is it possible to automatically create backlinks to org-mode links? When a link to file B is added to file A, then also a link to file A is added to file B (i.e. the links are symmetrical - going both ...
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Highlighting upcoming dates in org mode agenda

I have entries in my org file similar to: * Birthdays :PROPERTIES: :CATEGORY: birthday :END: %%(org-anniversary 1981 1 2) Harry (%d) What I would like is for these to appear in the agenda (say) 2 ...
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Edebug orgmode source code blocks with input variables

What is the standard method to debug emacs-lisp orgmode source code blocks with input variables as header arguments? I found the hacky solution to insert the following snipped in front of a source ...
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How to expand external files inline on orgmode?

I know I can use something like #+INCLUDE: "./filepath" but this has effect only when I export the file. I can also use link like [[./filepath]] but I have to type C-c C-o to go to the content. How ...
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Org mode quote block indentation (highlighting)

Can indentation of the Org mode quote block be configured? I would like to highlight quote blocks with indented margins, both left and right if possible: The example above demonstrates org-quote ...
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org-mode ODT export template

I would like to export org file to ODT. Is there any nice ready to use ODT template that can be used for exported documents? Default template is not good looking. I had the same problem with html ...
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Calculate emacs org property from another property

I have an Emacs Org file with list of tasks with a set of properties each one. Say I have three properties called ESTIMATED, SPENT and REMAINING, which account for the number of hours that I ...
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How to get org-mode fully support Arabic language for export?

My intention is to write Arabic document using org-mode. Please consider the following MWE, given that my configuration in init.el has below code to enable writing of Arabic script from right to left (...
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How to indicate the currently clocked-in task?

I'm using org-mode's clocking functions to track the hours I spend on projects. Since my main org file is rather large and I scroll through it a lot, it would be great to have a visual cue of the task ...
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How to better align tags in Org Mode using variable-width font

I prefer using variable-width fonts in Emacs whenever I can. That said, Org Mode tags are horribly aligned when headings use variable-width fonts, even if the tags themselves use fixed-width fonts. Is ...
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Can I have a different dictionary for flyspell in different headings?

I have an org-mode file where I use different languages. I was hoping to be able to have flyspell checking them. Something like: * Title 1 :PROPERTIES: :Language: Italian :END: This is italian text ...
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How to archive an org-mode subtree along with its parent headlines

Let me start out by saying I've seen various attempts to address questions similar to mine, but none of them handle the things I'm looking for. Here is an example of what I'm looking for: Say I ...
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Can body-only exports be performed by default?

I have an org file: #+TITLE: Hello! Hello world! I can perform a "body-only" export of this file to html by issuing C-c C-e C-b h h. Here, the C-b keystroke toggles the "body-only" variable from ...
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Picture of sender in mu4e

How can I see a mini-picture or icon of the email sender in the headers view and email view in mu4e? Is there an easy way to achieve this using, say org-contacts?
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Org-mode inline .eps images display error. (.eps created by AI ok, .eps created by matplotlib no)

As I basically use Org to take note and export LaTeX files, I find displaying eps files as inline image to be important for me.I have my emacs compiled with ImageMagick support, and added the ...
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Emacs org-mode, agenda view, discover overlapping tasks

If I have following scheduled items in my org file: ** meeting a SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 21:00-23:00> ** meeting b SCHEDULED: <2015-11-12 Thu 22:00-23:00> which generates ...
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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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org-fill-paragraph in a list with checkboxes doesn't take into account the checkboxes

I'm trying to figure out a way to change the behavior of org-fill-paragraph for a list with checkboxes. I would like the indentation to take into account the checkbox, but here is what I see: - This ...
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How to schedule repeatable sequences of tasks

I've been trying to find the right approach of scheduling a repeatable sequence of tasks: first approach was to mark the parent as repeatable and children as normal tasks. * TODO This is the ...
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How to display intermediate code block results?

Here is an example to let me explain what I would like to achieve: #+NAME: heavy_computation #+BEGIN_SRC shell :results table echo -e "A\t32\nB\t17" #+END_SRC #+BEGIN_SRC python :var data=...
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Apply ANSI color escape sequences for Org Babel results

Feature There is a nice built-in Emacs feature to colorize strings with ANSI color escape sequences. So evaluating the following Elisp code, will insert the "Test text" at the point with proper ...
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Any advice? - Struggling with text reuse in emacs buffer

I'm basically a level 0 emacs/orgmode user, trying to get the hang of Emacs/Orgmode. Doing this like for the 5th time already, as most Emacs beginners obviously. I have this feeling I'll like and be ...
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Hierarchical org refile support with ivy

When I enable ivy-mode in an org buffer and C-c C-w for refile, all headlines are presented as refile targets. So far so good. I relied on the org default setting (org-outline-path-complete-in-steps '...
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Add original location of refiled entries to LOGBOOK after org-refile

With this setup (setq org-log-refile 'time) I have the following notes added to my TODO entry that I refiled (already twice and it is ended up in long someday-maybe): * TASK Note on where the entry ...
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Narrow to a sparse tree?

There are times I prefer to work in a sparse tree instead of an agenda, namely ease of quick edits. However the sparse tree, even with all folds level set to on (e.g. org-show-siblings and others), ...
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Fontify (italic) text in agenda views

I have some TODO headings with italicized text. These display correctly in Org buffers, but aren't fontified and italicized (slanted) when retrieved as part of an agenda view. Is there a way to ensure ...
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Export pretty symbols in org source blocks?

I make substantial use of prettify-symbols in my programming buffers. A snippet of some of my python symbols: (add-hook 'python-mode-hook (lambda () (mapc (lambda (pair) (push pair ...
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Inherit SCHEDULED and priority properties

What is the reasoning behind the design of not inheriting the SCHEDULED and priority properties? Any notable use cases to support this behavior? On the contrary, actually inheriting SCHEDULED (or ...
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Org mode italic does not work with some popular fonts in Linux

In org mode /word/ will display the word in italic. For me on Linux, that works for some fonts like Liberation or DejaVu but doesn't work for others, like Monaco, Noto, Inconsolata. I think fonts were ...
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How can I wrap org-preview-latex-fragment to be async?

Calling org-preview-latex-fragment blocks user input for a second or two depending on the size of your fragment, and with universal args, converting all fragments in buffer can take minutes. It would ...
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CLOCK timestamp field in clocktable

Given the following org data : * PROJECT NAME ** task 1 CLOCK: [2016-03-21 Mon 09:50]--[2016-03-21 Mon 10:03] => 0:13 my comment on task1 ** task 2 mycomment on ...
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How to link from parent source block to child block (included via <<noweb>>)?

When exporting the documentation (HTML or PDF) for a literate program that uses noweb references in blocks, how can I get the output to actually hyperlink the <<noweb_snippet_name>> line (...
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Get task duration from old timestamps

Assuming I have a task where I store a timestamp for every taskchange I do: * DONE Extremely important dummy task :categorywhatevs: - State "DONE" from "IN PROGRESS" [2015-06-08 Mo 14:...
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Category based clock report?

I would like to make a orgmode Clock report that groups tasks based on their category rather than file name alone. This would allow me to have fewer todo files to navigate around in. I could not find ...
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Open org-mode links to info in different window?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to open links to info pages (Emacs manual) from org-mode without changing the current buffer to that info page? The reason I would like to do this is because I ...
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How to Export All Daily Task State Changes to File?

I am trying to generate nice end-of-day reports in the file diary.org for logging and archiving purposes. I would like to generate a simple list of all TODO task state changes for the current day to ...
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Importing table of contents from another org file?

Specific Use Case: I have two files, index.org and blog.org. I would like to include the table of contents of blog.org in index.org. The "obvious solution" to me is to use org-babel to inject html ...
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latex inside table using table.el in org mode

I am trying to achieve multicolumn cells in org-mode tables like in Multicolumn cells in org-mode tables, but with Latex inside the cells. * Minimal Example +------------+-----------+-------------...
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See total number of entries in Global TODO list

Would it be possible to list the total number of entries in a global todo agenda view? I would like to have a quick way to estimate progress daily. So instead of: Global list of TODO items of type: ...
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Add another level to org-mode visibility cycling

The way S-TAB (org-global-cycle) switches between "top headline -> all headlines -> all content" is great for showing an outline and provide overview, but acts on the full document. Using TAB (org-...
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Export to multiple files according to tags

I am using org mode to build teaching presentations (through beamer export) and I have a global document containing all the slides I use. Each slide has a tag to indicate the corresponding teaching ...
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Org Mode: Difference in results when evaluating code block and evaluating called code block

I am a beginner who wants to evaluate a Call to a code block in an org-file and get the same results as when I evaluate the actual code block. Like so: #+NAME: Myblock #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp :results ...
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org-mode: I can recalculate all tables, or realign, but not both

I've got a dynamic block in org-mode (e.g. a clocktable) and I want to update it on save. To do this, I have written the following function (which I'm calling in a before-save-buffer hook): (defun my/...
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Echo contents of a heading of one .org file in another

Is there a way to have contents of a heading of an .org file echoed in another .org file, so that the text in the second file would be updated automatically when the first file changes? For example, ...
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how to include remote images in org-mode export to LaTeX?

When I paste the URL of an image into an org-mode file and then export it to HTML, the remote image URL gets turned into an img tag and displayed in my HTML file without the need for me to save the ...
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How to embed external file contents in org file?

I'm creating a simple bash tool that uses various flags/arguments from the user, and I'm using an org file for the documentation. I have several examples and I'd like to include some explanation of ...

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