Questions tagged [org-mode]

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Can I go back a template group?

When defining template groups like so: (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("a" "Group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-templates '("aa" "Group A, Sub-group A")) (add-to-list 'org-capture-...
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Capture org-agenda and show-some-entry-text into dynamic block

In summary I want to capture org-agenda into a dynamic block with some entry text. At the end of the week I provide a report as to what I've been doing and a list of what I intend to work on in the ...
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How to export an octave/matlab array for use by python in org-mode?

I am trying to pass the value of an octave/matlab array into a python code block in org-mode. But I can't get the python-end to receive the value. With the answers in this question, I can generate an ...
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Org-mode export error- Wrong type argument: org-export-backend

I'm trying to export an Org document to latex, but get the following error: org-export-get-all-transcoders: Wrong type argument: org-export-backend, [cl-struct-org-export-backend nil latex ((...
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How do I add appointments to effort sum?

I have set up my appointments as below in my work.org. * Work :work: ** Client 1 Work <2020-06-03 Wed 09:00-10:00> ** Client 2 Work <2020-06-03 Wed 18:...
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org-babel-execute-src-block: No org-babel-execute function for octave!

I tried to execute an org-mode code block in octave, using the example in this SO question: #+name: factor #+begin_src octave :session *octave* :exports code :results silent factor=4; #+end_src But ...
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Add element to org-refile-targets

I am keeping a common init.el for work and private on separate machines. So dependent on my machine I have common settings and machine dependent settings. How do I get to add an element to the org-...
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Go to org heading programmatically [duplicate]

What I want is basically a programmatic version of org-refile, where I can pass in a string as input. Currently, org-refile doesn't provide this functionality.
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Has anyone combined org-sidebar with org-panes? (persistent location & automatically in buffers)

In my ideal world, every org file could automatically open with a small sidebar always showing where I am, similar to how Typora works, which allows you to select other locations to go to. I'm trying ...
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Org-mode spreadsheet time diff elisp formula or GNU Calc

I wish to substract from a start time an end time in my org-mode spreadsheet. My times strings look like this (only the inline code): starttime: 9:42 or 09:42 endtime: 18:20 So it's 24h format. I ...
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Sum clock times by tag

I would like to sum clock intervals from tasks by tag. I found this blog post (code below). When I use it, I get the same report, regardless of the tag I request: Time: 4499:28 (4499 hours and 28 ...
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Setting custom font size for org-mode?

What's a recommended way to set the font size for org-mode (or any other major mode) to a certain value that is different from the global font size? By looking at documentation C-h k C-x C-+, this is ...
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Can I hide an inline footnote's description?

On a regular [[https://orgmode.org/manual/Link-Format.html][link description]], Org only shows the link description, but not the actual link or the brackets. Is there also a built-in option for ...
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How do you set the line height when customizing a font face? (e.g. an org-drawer)

I specifically want my :NOTES: org drawer (and :end:) to be a smaller font size (say 0.5 relative to normal text). Ideally the drawer contents also (say 0.8). However, when I set the height property ...
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Install a package just as in the `package-list-packages` menu

I am trying to install newer versions of org-mode in emacs 26.3. Obviously org mode 9.1.9 is already distributed with emacs. So any attempt to use the (package-install 'org) will not succeed. I have ...
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org2jekyll and links

I'm trying to link between my posts in org2jekyll. So I have some org files and I want links between my posts to reference each other. The output of ls is: CNAME Gemfile.lock _config.yml ...
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Merging consecutive entries that share the same headline

I've been trying to achieve the following: * Riviere Contents of Riviere title * Riviere More contents of Riviere turn into: * Riviere Contents of Riviere title More contents of Riviere I found ...
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In org-mode, show content of the linked entry on mouse-hover?

I have headline A and headline B. Both with entry-bodies. In headline A's body I org-mode link to headline B. While having entry A opened, I want to hover over link to headline B and see the preview ...
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Exporting a bullet point in org-mode to theorem/defintion in latex

I'm two weeks old in Emacs and just short of one in org-mode, so not that much knowledge. I want to use org-mode to take my university and research notes. Some of those, are needed to be exported as ...
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Using variables on org-publish-project-alist

I am having some trouble setting my org-publish blog. Basically I have the following config, but when I try to publish I get the following error: Wrong type argument: stringp, (\, publish-directory-...
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How to make link inside of a link in org-mode?

I have a couple of links to make for certain keywords in a file: scoville count But what i want to do is make a link (following this example) on the word "scoville" and "count" separately, but also, ...
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Org Mode - Use remote table reference in constants

In https://orgmode.org/manual/References.html remote references are mentioned. Also there are constants for a local environment of a table. I would like to retrieve the value for a constant from the ...
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org-mode how to trace back invalid-duration-format

I might be having the same problem as Upgrading to org-mode 9.1.6 error: org-duration-to-minutes: Invalid duration format: "val" . I really am lost. I also get Invalid duration format: "+0:...
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doom emacs: converting email metadata from RFC 5322 date format to Org mode dates

I have about 200 old emails, as *.eml files, that I want to concatenate into one *.org file so that I can use the information in Org mode. Each file has the string "Date: " followed by a timestamp in ...
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“no usable browser” in org mode, though browser is defined

I can't get emcas to open URLs from org mode - I've set both the BROWSER environment variable and the default system browser through "update-alternatives --install" (I'm on ubuntu), but I still get ...
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Custom link abbreviations in properties treated as headlines

I have an agenda file with todo tasks where each task (and its subtasks) have an associated workspace folder or file, somewhere I actually do the work. To keep things organized I want this to be an ...
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Cannot enable org-roam mode - No EmacSQL SQLite binary available (windows 10)

Cannot make org-roam work under windows 10 because I get "No EmacSQL SQLite binary available". What I've done: Installed org-roam using M-x install-package. Installed emacsql-sqlite3 using M-x ...
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How to display inline images from web links

Do you know if there is a way to display inline remote images, as in inserting their link and having them displayed in orgmode? Thanks.
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Creating independently-numbered structures in Org-mode for LaTeX export

I want to keep the typical numbering system for different parts and chapters but add interlude in between with its own numbering. Similar to what this tread does except instead of "Software Break" I ...
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Include items without todo keyword in org custom agenda

I would like to have a custom agenda in which all I can view all the entries in my agenda including those without a TODO keyword (I skip specific tasks using org-agenda-skip-function). I tried (setq ...
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Org and EIN (IPython): No output for print

I am using EIN in Org blocks, as explained on the GitHub page for EIN. So I use ein-python as the language for Org blocks (instead of python). All seems to work well (for example displaying data from ...
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org-capture - how to select history for a prompt?

I use org-capture for manually enter Ledger records. Even though it's a manual process, I was able to choose the prompt from a history. For example, when asked for a value for Payee, helm lists all ...
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Org-mode, how can I export my images in different float enviroment?

I need to export some images in different type of float in latex (i.e. \begin{map}). An example of latex code is here. How can I define image attributes in org-mode to achieve that?
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limit targets to within a header

Is there a way to limit radio targets and targets to a header? There are times where I have radio targets to common words that have specific meanings in specific headers and will like to limit linkage ...
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How to export the tangled filename as comment?

I often add #Content of sample.script as top line in my org-babel scripts. Thus the reader knows the name of the tangled file: #+begin_src sh :tangle sample.script #Content of sample.script echo ...
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Fontify broken url link in org-mode & HTTP 443 error

It's known that we can fontify broken file link as discussed here, but If I do something similar concerning broken url link... (defun org--url-face (url) "Define a dynamic face for url links." (...
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assign priorities to todo items based on position in directory

I'm very new to extending Emacs. I just started using org-agenda and I'm loving it so far. My approach to todos is probably more granular than most: I have my major goals as separate org files and ...
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Debugging huge memory allocation occurring before identified problematic function

I identified a particular situation which causes emacs allocates infinitely memory (and then freezes my PC). To be specific, I have an external link [[file:article.djvu::5][problematic djvu file]] ...
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Multiuser wiki that I can edit/archive in Emacs Org-mode

If I could live entirely in Emacs, I would. But... I now have to collaborate with others on a shared wiki and my team requires a web interface to edit pages. So I need to select a wiki engine. ...
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Calculating weighted average in orgmode table [duplicate]

In the following table | Item | Weight | Grade | |--------+--------+-------| | Quizes | .15 | 3 | | Exam 1 | .3 | 5 | | Exam 2 | .5 | 4 | |--------+--------+-------| | Total ...
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Org Mode: Use mhtml for HTML editing in an export environment

To export raw HTML, one can use: #+begin_export html some HTML #+end_export However, mhtml-mode has some very desirable features, most notably, javascript syntax highlighting. So I use #+...
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Wait for specific keypress in a function (press enter to continue)

I have a function to underline Chinese characters with zero width spaces in org-mode. (defun ctext-uline-begin () "Underscore with invisible space before for underlining Chinese texts." (insert "...
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Long running jobs in emacs org mode

When I execute a long running script within the org mode, emacs freezes. Is there a way to see the (running) output of the script? Alternatively, is there a way to run script asynchronously, and then ...
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emacs org mode shell history completion

I would like to have command completion for shell snippets in the org mode, similar to what is available in regular shells. For example, when typing ls, I would like to cycle (with a keystroke) ...
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orgmode agenda view: use not only org-agenda-files, but also predefined buffers

The org-agenda-list function produces a view from the files returned by org-agenda-files. Is it possible to include additional active buffer(s), not files? My idea is that I use an external tool, ...
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How to create an overview for a GTD implementation in emacs org mode?

I am implementing a GTD system in org-mode. I use tags for headings to signify various levels of "stuff". Primarily, I use "Goal" and "Project" tags to differentiate between a Goal (which is not a ...
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How to create plain text links or string variables that is displayed as its value in the buffer?

In my org-mode documents I want to be able to write: #+VAR: that_year=2020 and then somewhere in text use it like: "And [[var:that_year]] we are going to..." which should be interpreted and ...
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Hooks for agenda

I need to run a function every time I run org-agenda. However, I need it to run prior to the agenda. I wasn't able to find any hooks for the agenda command in the documentation. Any guidance is ...
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org-sort expands all subtrees and drawers

When I use org-sort (Ctrl-^) all the to be sorted subtrees are expanded including their properties. I kind of loose orientation. I have to collapse them manually again or use overview (Shift-Tab) and ...
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Multiple citations with just one pair of braces

I want to have multiple citations appear in my exported PDF as below: some well-studied fact [12, 13, 20] blah blah But the only way I know to do this is by using inline latex: some well-studied ...

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