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Make Org Table with #+NAME label collapsible

I have an org table with has a NAME label like: #+NAME: TBL | Foo | Bar | In the past I have always been able to expand and collapse the whole table by cycling using TAB on the #+NAME line. However ...
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org-table-copy-down for dates

Suppose I have an org-table like this: | 2018-09-09 | | | | | | 2018-09-10 | | | | | | 2018-09-11 | | | | ...
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Text substitution only in specific column of org table

I came across this problem today: I had a table with many entries and wanted to perform a text substitution (normal text substitution was sufficient as I hardly ever need regex text substitutions) in ...
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How do I ensure org-sbe is consistently passed a string when copying tables

I'm trying to transform the data from one table to another however I can't do it with built in functions so I have to use org-sbe to call some elisp: #+tblname: clues | 02a8 | 0050 | 5012 | 2225 |...
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Reference the last column / row in an org-mode table

The Situation: I read the Org Spreadsheet tutorial but couldn't find an answer. Commonly, I want to have the result of a formula in the last row of a table, i.e., have something like #+TBLFM: @LAST$...
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after update from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 cannot publish project; getting “eval: Symbol’s value as variable is void: org-enable-table-editor”

It appears that I've also lost the ability to use Emacs Org basic table editing commands. For example, when I start a table with a | and add the column headings then hit TAB, Emacs returns the same ...
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verbatim vertical bar in org table

I am trying to have a vertical bar inside a verbatim environment as part of an org-mode table. Following https://orgmode.org/manual/Built_002din-table-editor.html#FOOT20 I have tried this: | =find -...
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Generating a Table of Children from Point (Org-Mode)

Suppose we have * Parent <---- point is here ** Child1 :PROPERTIES: :P: 0.1 :END: ** Child2 :PROPERTIES: :P: 0.2 :END: *** Grandchild1 How can one use elisp (or some other trickery) to generate ...
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Import CSV into org-mode table, but preserve quotes around strings

I really like the ability to quickly go between CSV tables like this: a, b, c this, TRUE, 5, that, FALSE, 8 ...and org mode tables, that look like this: | a | b | c | | this | TRUE | 5 | | ...
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Capturing data on .org document to table

I have a simple template in emacs .org mode . \begin{flushright} Name : Phone no: Billed amount: Date \end {flushright} • Details ......... I export the document to pdf and print it. I ...
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Org table spreadsheet use column name on left hand side

I have the following table and formulas: | | Runde | 0 | 1 | 2 | Resultat | % | |---+-------+---+---+---+----------+------------| | ! | name | | | | result | percentage | | # | ...
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Save .org file from org table edit field buffer

Is there any command to save the org file from the org table edit field buffer? If not, is there any way to check if the current buffer is an org table edit field buffer? More details: When I am ...
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Can I have a single #+TBLFM for multiple org tables?

I have multiple tables like below in an org file, but all having identical #+TBLFM lines. Is it possible to have just one #+TBLFM and have all these tables use it? #+NAME: IOC | Rate | Units | ...
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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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Org-mode: How to fix table width to page width for dynamically generated tables?

I am using dynamically generated table to create a tabulated to do list with various parameters using: #+COLUMNS: %ITEM %SCHEDULED %DEADLINE for more info see: Org-Agenda export to dynamic Org-Table ...
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Number-separators in org-mode tables

I often paste org-mode tables numbers that are e.g. space-separated. Then I have to delete spaces before things like =$2/2 work correctly. Is there a way to change "number format", e.g. plug in a ...
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Re-apply table formulas on org-mode export

I'm using an org-mode file to do some filesystem monitoring. To that purpose I have a table in which I'm calling code blocks through org-sbe in the formulas. It looks like this: #+NAME: part-size #+...
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Deleting duplicates in an org-table column

I wanted to preserve the first row value while deleting all subsequent repeated values in the sequence column ($5) as in the MWE below: | ID | M | D | P | sequence | item | |----+---+---+--...
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Link to column entry from org-mode text

I would like to reference a specific table entry, or have it's value insert inline in an Org document. My motivation is to avoid having to change the text in case I recompute values. Dummy example: #+...
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Org-table color entries that match a predicate

Say we have the following table: | Student | Grade | |---------+-------| | Foo | 7 | | Bar | 5.5 | | Baz | 9 | Is there a way to change the face color of an entry when a ...
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How do I carry over an entire column from one table to another?

I'm trying to set up a monthly budget in org mode, and carry over the balance for each category from month to month. So I'll have something like |Category|Last |Budget|Actual|Balance| | |Month|...
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Multi-line org mode formula definitions

Org tables are great! But sometimes, for non-trivial cases, the formulas get a little unwieldy. E.g.: #+TBLFM: @III+1$3..@IIII-1$>='(let ((l (-non-nil (mapcar* (lambda (w v) (when (equal w $2) (...
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How to do org-mode cross table formulas? [duplicate]

If I have 2 separate tables in an org-mode doc is there a way to reference fields between them? * Table 1 |----------+------+------------+---------| | 12/20/17 | Thing | coolidge | 158.46 | |------...
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org table lisp concat semi-colon issue

I am not sure how to describe this problem so I am giving some example Without Semi-colon | John | Snow | John Snow | | John | Doe | John Doe | | Mery | Jane | Mery Jane | #+TBLFM: $3='(concat $1 "...
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Is there a simple way to “drop” scores from a mean function in org-mode?

I have an org table: | Student | Score 1 | Score 2 | Score 3 | Score 4 | Score 5 | Mean | Mean (Lowest Two Dropped) | |---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+---------+--------+----------...
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How to orgtbl send radio table to receiver in another file

I have an org-mode file with a number of interrelated tables inside. A few of these tables need to be exported to LaTeX files for final formatting. The orgtbl-mode radio tables work very for tables ...
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org mode table formatting problem

I'm on Windows 7 using emacs version GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (i686-pc-mingw32) of 2015-04-11 on LEG570. When I create tables with org-mode, I end up having something like this. . I searched and found ...
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Org-Mode: Using Source Code Blocks in Table Formulas

I would like to use source code blocks in org-mode table formulas using something similar to: #+NAME: square #+BEGIN_SRC python :var x=0 return x**2 #+END_SRC | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 4 | | 3 | 9 | #+TBLFM: $...
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orgtbl-to-latex force some variable in math-mode

in a LaTeX document, orgtbl-to-latex exports \pi or \infty as \(\infty\) and \(\pi\). That is an error because the environment is already in math mode. example \begin{displaymath} \begin{array}{...
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Wrap cell content in an org mode table

I have a table like this: | Verse No | Verse | | | <10> | | 1 | line1 li=> | | 2 | line2 li=> | I would like to view it as | Verse No | Verse | | ...
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evaluation of calc formulas in orgtbl?

in calc mode, 'subst (2 * x, x, 5)' is evaluated to 10, but in an orgtbl table the formula is evaluated incompletely to '2 5'. How to force evaluation into orgtbl-mode? Here is my example: |-----+----...
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Get Org Link Description From Table Column of Links

I have an org table and I want to take an existing column of org links of the form: [[http://blah.com/blah/blah/foo][foo]] And create an adjacent column containing only the description - i.e. foo. ...
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Plotting a chart from org table

org mode is very good in plotting table. But is there any way of creating line plot from the table directly in org mode?
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`org-mode` doesn't align column bars properly

When I make tables in org-mode, if the column value in the next row is longer, after pressing TAB, the new vertical alignment of "|" gets a bit distorted. This used to work fine before, it also works ...
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org-mode table editor behaves strangely

With cursor in row 2, col 3 | a | b | c | | 1 | 2 | 3 _| Pressing <TAB> creates a new row: | a | b | c | | 1 | 2 | 3 | | | | | Type more than one character and press tab. Vertical ...
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Managing large volume tabular data

I have an index of digital media (books, movies, etc.) containing name, author, year, pages, etc. which I maintain in an Org file as a table. I preferred Org mode because I had a lot of stuff in my ...
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Preventing Org-Mode PDF Tables from Running Off the Page

Consider the following long org-mode table. #+TBLNAME: Bitcoin #+PLOT: title:"Bitcoin Return in 1,2, and 10 Years" ind:1 deps:(3 5 7) type:2d with:histograms set:"yrange [0:]" set:"style fill solid 1....
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Org mode: Using todo-items or checkboxes in tables

I have several items that I need to perform the same tasks on. To get an overview, I wanted to use a table, where the columns would show me how many are done, something like this: +------+------------...
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Exporting Org in Landsacpe

I have an org document I'd like to export to PDF - with several wide tables columns in it - so much so that it makes sense to export the whole document in A4 landscape to keep the orientation ...
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Quick calculation in org-mode table

I used to think that you can just type =13*57 into an org-mode table's cell, hit Tab or Ret, and have it enter the result for you. Today, I learned that this isn't true the hard way as I used this a ...
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Org-mode Table, No export Latex column

Is there a way to have a column of a table not export, specifically in latex? I want to have an extra column for personal notes but when I export I don't want the table there.
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Disabling the special meaning of either `+` and/or `|`

I came across a case where strike-through and table interfere with the proper operation of org-links (which, in my case are org-ref citations). Here is a minimal example: +-+ |cite:VemulaMO2016c-Path-...
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Get unique names from table colum

I have one table (TBL1), I want to generate another table with unique items from TBL1. Currently, I can do it with elisp as below but I think it's too complicate. #+NAME: TBL1 | Item | Amount | |-----...
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What is the difference between sh and shell for org-babel?

I'm experimenting with sourcing data from org-mode into my shell scripts and I've run across a weirdness: #+tblname: simple-table | 1 | | 2 | | 3 | | 4 | | 5 | #+name: work-with-simple-list-shell #+...
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Org-table and multiple plots

Is it possible to have several plots related to one Org table? I have noticed that #+plot: ... file:"file1.png" #+plot: ... file:"file2.png" #+plot: ... file:"file3.png" . . . |col1|...|colN| |.... ...
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Elisp how to tell if my cursor is inside an org-table?

I have some code that activates hydras based on modes. I can do the following for org-mode: (when (eq major-mode 'org-mode) (hydra-org-nav/body)) I would like to see if I'm in an org-table and ...
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display lines from org-table on org-agenda

I'm wondering if it is possible to display lines from an org table on my agenda. Suppose I have an org file with the following content: * expense | <2017-08-17 15:11> | 13.00 | barber | :care:...
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Why did cell in org table turn into elisp statement and column TBLFM?

I've been using org-mode everyday at work for 3 years and recommend that everyone to do the same. But today, I unintentionally triggered a column function which replaced the cell value with an elisp ...
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Using org-lookup-last to look up values in a table

I have two tables. One table has a column ($2) of unsigned integers (#+NAME: ATTRIBUTES). One table is a lookup table (#+NAME: ATTR-LOOKUP) which takes each value from Column $2 in ATTRIBUTES, and ...
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Org-mode cross references disrupted by ATTR_LATEX?

I have a couple of tables in the following runnable, complete, self-contained example, and I can successfully "forward-reference" them by name in the text: Table [[tab:line-word-byte-count]] tells us ...