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How to export top-level headings of org-mode buffer to separate files?

How can each top-level heading of an org-mode buffer be exported to a separate file named after the value of the corresponding CUSTOM_ID + (sanitized) title? Let's say a buffer contains: * Title of ...
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Is there a possibility to have multiple agenda views open at once?

I have a custom agenda view which shows the Items I did last week and the items I have to do in this week. This view is based on a filter of TODO items. However, it would be good to see scheduled ...
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Can I sync github issues and milestones with org-mode?

Is it possible to effectively use org-mode as a front end to github issues and milestones (with two way sync)?
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What's the point of delaying SCHEDULED items from displaying in org-mode Agenda?

One may set org-deadline-warning-days to have DEADLINE items show up a default number of days before the deadline in the agenda, or one may do it on a case-by-case basis by adding, e.g., -3d to the ...
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How to set a short-cut for #+BEGIN_SRC #+END_SRC?

I read the org-mode manual but did not find a short cut to insert: #+BEGIN_SRC #+END_SRC I guess I need to create a configuration in ~/.emacs to set a shortcut? Or, is there a shortcut but I did ...
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org-mode: How to export underscore as underscore instead of highlight in HTML?

I am using org-mode, and the document I am writing has a table name whose name looks like this: tab_weekly_report. When I export the document to HTML, I expect the name to exported as ...
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Label and reference LaTeX equations in org-mode

This is similar to Org export to latex and HTML references, but for equations. I like to use LaTeX math snippets in my org-files, as in * The Quadratic Equation The roots of $ax^2 + bx + c$ are ...
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Using Org Babel to tangle to a variable file name

If I have a code snippet that I tangle to a file, but I expect the file name to change over time, Is there a cleaner way to change the filename than Query-replace? For example, say I tangle code to ~/...
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I want to have the <kbd> tags for my blog written in org-mode

I write and publish my blog with org-mode and org-page. The thing is that I want to write about Emacs and, I would like to have the keystrokes highlighted as Stack Exchange does with the <kbd> ...
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Hide \author, \date, and \title when exporting to pdf with org-latex-export-to-pdf

I am very new to LaTeX and exporting org-mode files to pdf. When I run the command org-latex-export-to-pdf it adds a title, author name, and date to the top of the exported pdf. Looking at the ...
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Changing the appearance of org-mode “hidden contents” ellipsis

In org-mode, when the contents of a subtree are hidden you see something like * Some tree :PROPERTIES:... ** Another One... Is there a way to change those ... to something else? I'd like to use ...
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How can I specify the filename for org-mode export in Emacs?

My org file is named README.org and I want to export to Markdown into a file named README. Every time I run the export it writes to README.md. Here is my org file: #+PROPERTY: EXPORT_FILE_NAME thing ...
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How do I use org-mode's checkboxes?

I'm unsure how to use checkboxes in Emacs. I'm using Emacs 24.3. The documentation suggests the use of org-toggle-checkbox as "With a single prefix argument, add an empty checkbox..." I've tried ...
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Loading bibtex file in org-mode file

I'm trying to use org-mode to do almost everything. In my scientific writing activity, I would like to sketch a whole paper in an .org file and then export in LaTeX. I don't want to load the .bib ...
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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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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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Exporting unicode characters to pdf using latex from org mode

Hello Good people of Emacs! I'm having trouble exporting unicode math symbols from buffer (org-mode) to pdf file. 1. Problem Description: Symbols are inserted to the buffer as unicode characters (...
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How to bind a key to a specific agenda command/list in org mode

I've added a custom key for the org agenda to show all unscheduled TODO items following Sacha Chua: (defun sacha/org-agenda-skip-scheduled () (org-agenda-skip-entry-if 'scheduled 'deadline 'regexp "...
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how to use org-plus-contrib?

I would like to use org-mode's contributed packages: http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/ [EDIT] SOLUTION: As per answer below: 1) First one should have the elpa packages added. (require 'package)...
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Orgmode export: how to prevent a new line for comment lines

Currently my orgmode (v8.3.4), when exporting to LaTeX (and maybe other formats but I haven't checked), generates a new line for a comment line or a block of consecutive comment lines. This is ...
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org-mode with bug tracker jira

i am keen on using jira with org-mode . org-jira-mode looks like a potential candidate but i use HTTP REST in most scenarios, and i don't want to break my head with soap protocol for the sake of org-...
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Org-mode calendar integration?

Calendar (invoked by M-x calendar) has diary integration feature. By this, one can view any special date on the calendar buffer (the day will be colored if there is diary entry for that day), and view ...
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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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Convert between numbered and unordered lists in org-mode

Is there a function to convert between numbered and unordered lists in org-mode? The lists may or may not be nested.
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Reducing LATEX_HEADER clutter at the top of my org files

I often write notes in org mode and export them to latex. However, because some documents are complex I need to include many latex packages at the top like so: #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[margin=1....
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How to change style of hyperlinks within PDF published from org-mode document?

I'm exporting (publishing) an org-mode document to PDF, and the results look great except for the hyperlinks. They look terrible. Hyperlinks to the Web look the same, only with a pale blue outline. ...
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Change table of contents title in Org mode according to document language

Is there an option which changes default title of table of contents in Org mode? My document is not in English so I want to translate table of content's title. Answer As JeanPierre said, It's about ...
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Turn a list or data structure into an org document

I'm writting a package which dowloads a list of healines, contents, and some other properties, which are to be displayed to the user. For the moment, an org-mode buffer seems like a good way of ...
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syntax highlighting in source blocks

I thought that org-mode highlighted source blocks with the relevant mode. So for example: #+BEGIN_SRC clojure (defn plus [a b] (+ a b)) #+END_SRC This would show up with the syntax highlighting ...
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Make Org report: “Bob's 21st birthday” like imported diary entries do

When you have: (setq org-agenda-include-diary t) set, then an entry in the ~/diary file like this: %%(org-anniversary 1950 02 14) Bob's %d%s birthday displays as: Diary: Bob's 65th birthday ...
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Set default language for code-blocks in orgmode

Is there a way to define a default language for org-mode code blocks in the docuement header? Usually, within one org document, I only use one programming language, so it's getting tiresome to always ...
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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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Org-mode headings in multiple places at once? (transclusion)

I'd like to organize my headings in multiple ways at once. (with the same degree of flexibility that I have when organizing things in any one place - e.g. more than the Agenda provides) Ideally I'd ...
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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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in org-mode, how to remove a link?

How do I remove an existing hyperlink without having to wade in and manually delete a bunch of brackets? When I try to org-insert-link and just delete the existing link, I get Lisp error: (error "...
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Can I have two views on a file - one narrowed one not?

I am editing some file, abc.org, and call org-narrow-to-block to narrow to a code block that I want to edit. For the editing process I have to access another part of abc.org and just want to show it ...
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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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How can I evaluate elisp in an orgmode file when it is opened?

I have elisp code I'd like to run in orgmode files when they load (different for different files, and defined in the file itself). Is there a way to do this? I didn't see anything in http://orgmode....
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Make org-mode markup symbols invisible?

In Emacs, one can use asterisks * to achieve bold font, for example, *bold*. My question is can I make the asterisks invisible? i.e. bold instead of *bold*. Same question for strike through, italics, ...
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Get a timeline of clocked time in org-mode

In an attempt to figure out how I've been spending my time, I've started logging my time spent on different tasks with org-clock-in and org-clock-out. I often find myself editing clock entries by ...
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Generating output in a different language with org mode

Given the following is intended to generate C++ code: #+BEGIN_SRC python :exports both :results output code print "struct Whatever{};" #+END_SRC The result is inserted as follows: #+RESULTS: #+...
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do not keep org-agenda-files open after generating agenda

Generating today's agenda in Org-Mode (C-c a a) opens the files in org-agenda-files. I don't want Emacs to open these extra buffers. Is there an easy way to tell Emacs not to open these buffers? (or ...
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Can org-babel results be output as code comments?

In blogs, textbooks, etc, it's really common to display the results of some code as comments, e.g.: (+ 1 1) ;=> 2 Is there a way to display results like this automatically using Org-Mode's Babel ...
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Org-mode: Exclude specific headlines from TOC when exporting

Q: How can I tell org-mode to exclude specific headlines from the table of contents when exporting? For example, exporting * Headline 1: Put me in TOC * Headline 2: Put me in TOC * Headline 3: DO ...
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Way to hide SRC block delimiters

is there a way to keep only source code inside source code, that is make #+BEGIN_SRC and #+END_SRC invisible? It's cosmetic but it makes things clearer when one have to deal with a lot of short code ...
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How to configure org-mode to respect system-specific default applications for external links?

In org-mode I can define external links for example as [[file+sys:path/to/document.pdf]] The file document.pdf is then opened with an external pdf viewer. The org-mode documentation claims that this ...
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paste html into org mode

Is there any easy way to copy/paste text from a browser window into an org file, automatically converting links into [[][]] org-mode links? thanks!
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How to convert lines to an org-mode checklist?

Suppose I have the following list. I'd like to convert it to a checklist. Lec 1 | 1:20:36 Lec 2 | 1:10:32 Lec 3 | 1:08:33 Lec 4 | 1:20:33 Lec 5 | 1:16:50 Lec ...
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in org-mode, how to view TODO items for current buffer only?

In org-mode, I like to run org-todo-list, which displays the global todo list including all my org-agenda files. How do I view a TODO list for only the current buffer, ignoring my other org-agenda ...
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How to turn a heading into a list item in org mode?

When working on the structure of a document, often I find myself wanting to turn a list of items into a set of headings, or a set of headings into a list. I haven't found a way to do this easily ...

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