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It seems like after the last update I've made to org-mode the capturing of notes does not work properly. Currently I have version 8.0.7 (20130930) from the ELPA. Hitting C-c c (i.e. org-capture) brings the list of capture templates and then I can choose one of them to open a buffer where I can actually entry the note. The problem is that once I'm done, hitting C-c C-c doesn't close the capturing buffer. The content is saved in the right place but I'm not returned to the place where I started the capturing. In the *Messages* buffer I get the following error: org-capture-finalize: Symbol's value as variable is void: org-bookmark-names-plist

I don't really know where to start debugging this problem. Any ideas?

I believe the following are all the related setting that I have:

;; Capture-org
(setq org-default-notes-file (concat org-directory "/"))
(define-key global-map "\C-cc" 'org-capture)

(setq org-capture-templates
      (quote (("t" "todo" entry (file (concat org-directory "/"))
               "* TODO %?\n%U\n%a\n" :clock-in t :clock-resume t)
              ("n" "note" entry (file (concat org-directory "/"))
               "* %? :NOTE:\n%U\n%a\n" :clock-in t :clock-resume t)
              ("j" "Journal" entry (file+datetree (concat org-directory "/"))
               "* %?\n%U\n" :clock-in t :clock-resume t)
              ("v" "Vocabulary" entry
               (file+headline (concat org-directory "/")
               "* %^{The word} :drill:\n:PROPERTIES:\n:Part-of-speech: %^{Part of speech|verb|noun|adj|adv}\n:END:\n %t\n %^{Extended word (may be empty)} \n** Answer \n%^{The definition}")
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Do you have an @ symbol in your org-todo-keywords, which is one method of triggering the notes? Perhaps you have notes triggered with the @ symbol in your org-todo-keywords and you are also trying to trigger it a second time in your org-capture-templates? – lawlist Oct 4 '13 at 14:11
@lawlist: C-h v org-todo-keywords yields: Its value is ((sequence "TODO" "DONE")); so it seems not to be the case. – Dror Oct 4 '13 at 14:34
Thank you for eliminating that as a potential conflict. – lawlist Oct 4 '13 at 14:36
See also this related post of mine: – Dror Oct 4 '13 at 14:43
Is your goal to enter the text of the :NOTE: in a completely separate buffer (different than the template)? For example, if the template creates a drawer for :NOTE:, instead of just moving the cursor down to that drawer and typing the note, would you rather have a completely separate buffer to enter the text of your note? – lawlist Oct 4 '13 at 14:57
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It seems like there was some conflict between an older version and the current one in the ELPA directory. Removing the older version solved the problem for me.

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Glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. – lawlist Oct 6 '13 at 16:31

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