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Is it possible to export content of subtrees without their headings?

I draft documents in org-mode and export them to LaTeX, HTML, etc. as needed. I frequently use the tag :no_export: whenever I don't want a certain subtree to show up in the output. What I also want ...
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What options are there for writing better non-programming text in Emacs?

This is a fork from the question What options are there for doing spell-checking in Emacs? Because I'm currently doing a lot of non-programming tasks in Emacs I'm wondering whether Emacs can support ...
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What options are there for doing spell-checking in emacs

Because I'm currently doing a lot of non-programming tasks in Emacs, spell-checking became one of my major concerns once again. I noticed that there is no question related to the options for spell-...
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Is there a simplified version control system appropriate for non-coders writing in Emacs?

I an academic and I love to do as much of my writing as possible in Emacs. A key thing that is missing for me is the ability to easily review the changes I have made to a text file over time. The ...
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Optimal settings for auto-complete for writing papers / prose in natural language?

As the question suggest, I am trying to set up the auto-complete package for writing papers. I have also installed ac-ispell. So far it seems more or less useless, mostly because it is way too slow. ...
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Recognizing sentences that don't end in two spaces

I'm not going to weigh in on whether ending sentences with two spaces is the One True Way or an abomination. All I know is that I show no signs of establishing a consistent habit of hitting the ...
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External links to figures in org-mode

I would like to be able to link specific figures from other documents. Basically the function of the xr package in LaTeX where it doesn't necessarily give you an actual link that will take you outside ...
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How to use an ispell dictionary in company mode?

I am writing in LaTeX at the moment and I want to use company-mode for word completion. I found this solution: https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/18522. I was thinking about using the ispell ...