Org-mode is an editing mode in the text editor Emacs which supports the editing of plain text hierarchical documents.

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Why does emacs org mode ask for master file?

When opening .org files, emacs asks for a master file. Why is that and how can I disable this feature ? I guess it is because of using latex related packages like ox-latex and ox-beamer. Is ...
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How to override a keybinding in Emacs org-mode

I just updated emacs org-mode and when visiting org files, this binding takes effect: C-TAB (org-force-cycle-archived) Cycle a tree even if it is tagged with ARCHIVE. What's the best way ...
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how to manage images in emacs org mode

I am considering switching from zim wiki to org mode for managing collection of web page pieces. Typically it includes images and texts I copied from a web browser. The question: 1 how to insert ...
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Moving from Zim to Org-Mode?

I would like to move all my file from Zim to Org Mode. I tried exporting as markdown stuff but Zim does not seem to be able to export all my stuff properly. I have a lot of files so I would like an ...
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How do I navigate the org-mode clock history menu?

No matter what I try, I can't make (org-clock-in-last) work properly with its menu. The documentation says: C-c C-x C-x (org-clock-in-last) Reclock the last clocked task. With one C-u ...
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How to get org-mode agenda clocking to look at _archive files?

According to the documentation, you can tell the agenda viewer to look at archived tasks also when generating the clock table: :scope The scope to consider. This can be any of the following: ...
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org-mode: limit export to selected headlines, i.e. opt-in for export

There's a command/option that I can put in my orgmode file that causes only headlines that are explicitly tagged with :export: get exported. What is it?
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In Emacs' org-mode, any way to hide the subtree with timestamp not set to today?

I just started to learn org-mode (and Emacs) and I plan to use it as a calendar/timetable/todo-list hybrid. Is it possible to hide entries with timestamp not set to today? If so, how? For example, ...
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How can I ask Org to copy CSS into the header?

I have a file ~/org/default.css and I'd like to include it verbatim into the header of the exported HTML. How can I do this? (I tried the option HTML_INCLUDE_STYLE, but it seems to simply control ...
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How can I send a command to Emacs 24 from VBA in MS Office?

I want to invoke commands from within MS Office application which have a direct effect on my (open) Emacs application, for example do a search for the currently selected text in Emacs I wonder how ...
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Org mode capture

I'm trying to make a 'class' template for org-capture. What I want is to easily make this kind of entry: * TODO <course>: Week <week> Lecture <number> SCHEDULED: %^T ** TODO ...
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How can I trick nxml-mode into accepting <<…>> as comment syntax?

I'm using org-babel to create an XSL template and would like to use the tangling capabilities. Since as far as I'm aware <<…>> isn't valid XML anyway, I would like to add it as comment ...
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Emacs Org mode don't replace Org extension with HTML

I'm using Org 8.2.2. I'm trying to export Org document to HTML such that it preserves ".org" extension in links. I've found two ways that work, but none is satisfactory: I can customize ...
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Is there a quick way to indent tags in org-mode?

Org-mode seems to put tags assigned by C-c C-q a fixed number of tab stops after the headline. However, with editing, tag addition, and increased headline length, the tag display can get really ragged ...
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In org-mode, is there a way to show the number of undone todo items in a subtree when collapsed?

For example, suppose I have this document: * category 1 ** TODO item 1.1 ** not a todo item ** DONE a done todo item ** TODO item 1.4 * category 2 ** not a todo item ** not a todo item * category 3 ...
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BBDB/OrgMode Workflow to store additional information

What is the best strategy to establish links and reverse links to my contacts stored in BBDB? My Outline is similar to this: * Projects ** a ** b -> link to contact? ** c * Notes ** 2014-04-02 ...
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RSS feeds in org-mode (no subheadings for new entries)

I'm having trouble setting up an RSS feed in org-mode. I'm using org-feed.el (http://orgmode.org/worg/org-contrib/org-feed.html) and have set up my feed (from Pinboard) in org-feed-alist. I have no ...
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Org-Agenda export to Org-Table

I'm using Org-mode is the log-book for my agricultural field trials and my Phd thesis in general. Reporting field trials I would like to export the agenda views of trials to org-tables to get ...
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Apply and display subtask schedulings/deadlines in org-mode checklists

Org-mode has a nice way to track task completion with nested checklist items: - [-] job 1 - [X] task 1 - [ ] task 2 I often need to do something like this, though: * big job - [-] job 1 - ...
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S5 controls and formatting seem to be messed up in org-mode 8 exported presentations

The new org-mode exporter uses ox-s5.el, which still has no documentation up at the Emacs Wiki. On the other hand, there is HELP link that appears in exported org files: Unfortunately, none of ...
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Is there a easy way to delete all property drawers from an org-mode file?

Syncing with MobileOrg (which I no longer use) added a property drawer to every heading in my org-mode files with a TODO state. Is there an way to globally delete the property drawers?
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Can I fix the width of a column in an org-mode table?

As a graduate student, I use org-mode to keep track of articles for a lit review. I love tables for their organization, but by default org-mode spreads out tables to fit the content of its fields. How ...
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How to stop org-mode writing its own link format into LaTeX expressions?

If you write something like \begin{figure}[h!] \includegraphics[width=.75\textwidth]{sallenkey.png} \caption{ Generic Sallen-Key filter topology. Retrieved from ...
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org-mode 8 async export process fails

The new org-mode exporter has an asynchronous mode which seems pretty cool. However, I can't seem to make it work: Initializing asynchronous export process Process 'org-export-process' exited ...
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Going back to previous location after following link (org-open-at-point)?

Is there an Emacs function to go back to previous location after I follow an Org link? I usually use bc-set from the breadcrumb.el package, but I'd prefer something builtin from org-mode.
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How do I keep agendas.org TODOS out of agenda view?

When I press C-a t to create my list of TODO items, all of my TODOS on agendas.org file get imported into the list. Also, a lot of the items look really old, and some of them I've completed. Can I ...
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How can I apply “easy” formatting to org-mode blocks?

Org-mode is great for getting light markup and organization done, and the exporting is great too. However, I'm having trouble getting a simple formatting option done. I'd like to cast a whole block ...
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Modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts

Is there a way to modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts? Modifying the link syntax as it was written seems to be really fiddly and unpredictable because of emac’s URL hiding ...
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Is there any way to change/remove the two-space indent within Org-mode source blocks?

Consider the following code block: #+BEGIN_SRC sh ls cd .. pwd ls #+END_SRC Which variable convinces Org-mode that the indent should be 4, say, or 0? Ultimately, I'm trying to achieve the ...
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Conditional export process for org-mode

I have recently been playing with Sage, the computer algebra system. It comes with a package sagetex, which can be imported into a TeX file and used to call Sage evaluations which will return ...
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How can I get around the length limit for org-mode files? (disabling linum-mode for orgs only)

Org-mode starts to choke around 4000 lines with a really simple outline (I've seen crashes as well as generally slow behavior). This is depressingly short. What can I do to alleviate this? Is there a ...
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Is it possible to clock in and out of multiple tasks in org-mode?

I get errors if I try to clock into multiple tasks in org-mode. There don't seem to be any references to this use case in the documentation. Can I multi-task? What breaks if I do? Bonus: is it ...
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How do I add a `\label` to a figure in an Org-Mode file that I'm going to export via LaTeX?

How do I add a \label to a figure in an Org-Mode file that I'm going to export via LaTeX? example.org: #+CAPTION: This is the caption #+NAME: fig:org_label [[./figure.png]] This is a link to the ...
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How to load emacs org-mode settings during startup?

I'm trying to use a custom setup for org-mode 8.2 on Windows 7, but it does not work as expected. My ´Emacs`version: GNU Emacs 24.2.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) of 2012-08-29 on MARVIN What I tried: ...
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Export org agenda views periodically in Emacs

To export org agenda views in a text file for further processing, I run (org-batch-store-agenda-views) periodically as an Emacs batch job run by cron. Because there is some overhead in starting an ...
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How to capture from sites like github?

I'm using the below bookmarklet with org-protocol/emacsclient to journal webpages (whitespace added): javascript:location.href='org-protocol://capture://'+ ...
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How to keep org-mode links from stretching over text in unspaced languages?

In Japanese and other languages, there are no spaces in a paragraph. Org-mode interprets this as a continuation of a link description, which messes up the semantics and formatting. Example: ...
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How to enable flyspell in org-mode by default

In emacs, I want flyspell-mode to be enabled by default whenever I am in org-mode. Based on different examples I've seen in emacs documentation I've tried adding various lines to my .emacs file one ...
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Org-mode repeating tasks with subtasks

Is there a way to make a repeating task or project with subtasks in org-mode that resets properly? I want to do something like the following: * TODO Weekly report SCHEDULED: <2013-12-29 +1w> ...
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Org Mode beamer link export to PDF

Is there a way to embed hyperlinks to external documents in a beamer presentation, and have the links appear when you export an Org-Mode document to PDF, via Latex? I see documentation for this ...
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How to quickly handle mobile-org pull errors?

According to the org-mode manual, here is what happens during a pull error, and how to handle it: Org moves all entries found in mobileorg.org1 and appends them to the file pointed to by the ...
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org-agenda: display entire todo(s) matching a certain tag (not just headlines)

When clicking on a tag in org-mode (org-tags-view), the org-agenda buffer displays each todo with just the headings. Is there an option to display the entire entry for each todo that matches the tag ...
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How to get bold-italic faces in org-mode docs?

In emacs it's easy to get *bold*, _underline_, or /italic/ lettering, but is there a way to get combinations thereof? I tried a few combinations of symbols, but it looks like once one is enabled, the ...
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How do I add a keyboard shortcut for a new exporter in org-mode?

I added an S5 exporter for org-mode files, but I can't seem to find any documentation about adding a new exporter to the C-e menu, nor does the Customize menu provide any information. How would I, ...
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What's the syntax for setting selection keys for org-mobile-agenda views?

The agendas that should be pushed to MobileOrg. Hide Allowed values: default the weekly agenda and the global TODO list custom all custom agendas defined by the user all the ...
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combine multiple text files, _+ filenames_, into a single text file

I would like to combine a handful of text files, but with titles (EDIT: filenames). Ideally, something like * a filename contents of file ... * another filename contents of file ... etc... ...
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Disabling automatic footnotes in Emacs org-mode

I have some LaTeX inside an org-mode file that is wrapping a Ruby code snippet and providing nice color formatting, which looks kind of like this: #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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How to automatically timestamp org-mode TODO status other than DONE?

I notice that if you change the org-mode Todo Keywords list around, the last keyword on the list is interpreted as the DONE status for the purposes of the Todo Done customization. I would like to add ...
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Setting up verbatim text within a #+CAPTION: in OrgMode

I want to do the following in an Org file that I'm exporting to LaTeX: #+CAPTION: Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png from Wikimedia #+ATTR_LATEX: width=5cm [[./Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png]] but the file name gets ...
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Right align a text block in Emacs org-mode

In org-mode which is a simple way to right align a block of text when exporting it as PDF?