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

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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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org-sort multi: date/time (?d ?t) | priority (?p) | title (?a)

Is anyone aware of an org-sort function / modification that can refile / organize a group of TODO so that it sorts them by three (3) criteria: first sort by due date, second sort by priority, and ...
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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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Show HTML on desktop like conky on linux

I'm migrating to org-mode and trying to replace desktop calendars (Rainlendar) with org-agenda outputs. Conky is my first choice, but after all it is not easily written to show such things like the ...
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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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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 export html from emacs org-mode that can be opened in Microsoft Word

I created an HTML file using Emacs (org-mode export), which I want to open in Microsoft Word. However, Word says it cannot open the file. In the details of the error message, it says: Reference ...
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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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Advanced time tracking in Org-Mode

Are there any advanced time tracking mechanisms in Org-Mode available? I "clock in" and "clock out" my tasks but am wondering wether there is an advanced report (besides the clock table) available ...
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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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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 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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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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How to export from Emacs org-mode to both LaTex and OpenOffice with biblatex citations

I write my social science research papers in Emacs org-mode. I would like to export these either to LaTeX or OpenOffice (to save in MS Word format) and have it look presentable either way, with ...
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How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using?

How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using? My current init.el is giving me errors relating to org-babel-do-load-languages and I've seen reference to a different variable ...
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Re-file outline tree into new org-mode file?

I'm just getting started with org-mode and imagine a workflow whereby I capture new tasks and notes in an org-mode "inbox" file. For tasks that grow into projects, I would imagine refiling them into a ...
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Emacs Org-mode: Configuring export behavior

In emacs, is it possible to configure an "org" file to have different exporting behaviors depending on the output format? For example: I'd like to export equations as itself for LaTeX, but as images ...
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Updating Emacs' Org-mode on Windows XP SP3

I'm using Emacs 24.2, which comes with Org-mode 7.8.11 (why am i using Emacs 24.2? Because i needed to install a precompiled version of AUCTeX for Windows; but that's another story!). I read pretty ...
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Unable to finalize capture in org-mode

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) ...
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Shortcut for inserting environments in `org-mode`

I'm using org-mode for organizing myself (very useful so far!). However, it is kind of annoying writting #+begin_comment ... #+end_comment each time I'd like to insert an environment. ...
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Agenda View — Custom Timestamp Format — “<%A, %B %d, %Y — %I:%M %p>”

Is there any way to modify the timestamp format in Agenda View, similar to what we do in regular org-mode? I'd be interested in column-view and regular view without columns for agenda view. (setq ...
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Exporting Latex code snippets into HTML when using Emacs org mode

Hi I recently stumbled upon Emacs' org mode for taking notes and I am interested in using it. I wish to keep my notes in an org file and publish them in html for reading. But I also wish to include ...
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org-mode: capture templates - How to use them?

I've started using emacs's org-mode often, and finally I get to configure org-capture. However, I've found in most places that one can configure different templates by adding the following lines to ...
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Emacs org-mode configuration

I'm trying to configure the org-mode in Emacs. I'd like to use the org-capture feature. I don't know whether I misunderstood, but if I try to capture something with C-c c from a non org-file, it ...
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Loading all org files on a folder to agenda

I found an org tutorial where it is explained how to load org files from a folder, using (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/org/work.org" "~/org/school.org" ...
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Emacs org-mode: clocktable configuration

I know that I can generate a clocktable running C c C c on the block: #+BEGIN: clocktable :maxlevel 4 :scope file #+END: or with the key combination: C c C x C r. However, the latter, generates ...
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how to visualize/graphically display org-mode files for brainstorming editing?

I use MindNode Pro OSX for brainstorming. I prefer it to Freemind for its ease of use and its prettiness, factors which help me think and be creative. I'm trying to switch to plain text in all my ...
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associate emacs org-mode single file to multiple files?

I do most of my note taking into a single large text file in emacs under Linux. I would like to be able to write down small README.project files in this large text file, and point them somewhere where ...
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Should I use Evernote or Org-mode for taking notes?

I am looking for an app that will help me manage my notes, and after coming across Org-mode, I was wondering whether Org-mode's functionality is strong enough that it can remove the need for me to use ...
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How to automate org-refile for multiple todo

I'm looking to automate org-refile so that it will find all of the matches and re-file them to a specific location (but not archive). I found a fully automated method of archiving multiple todo, and ...
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Editing multiple TODO simultaneously — priority and/or deadine

Can anyone please steer me in the right direction to a function that will edit multiple TODO in one fell swoop. Here are some examples: highlight a group of TODO that have deadlines and remove the ...
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Emacs org-mode: how to avoid duplicate lines in agenda, when items is scheduled AND has deadline

Many of my TODO items in Emacs org-mode have a DEADLINE defined in the future (e. g. Friday) and are at the same time SCHEDULED today so that I already know I have to start working on this task. ...
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how to define text “variables” in Emacs?

I use Emacs for writing, not for coding. Is there an easy way, in Emacs or Emacs org-mode, to define a text string as a variable so that I can use it repeatedly? Example: I created a template ...
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Emacs: use hyperlinks to objects opening in other applications?

We have a CRM software which allows to store URLs as shortcuts to later access an object (customer, order, query, ...) again with one click. I'm working with GNU Emacs 24.2.1. From within MS ...
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Linewrap in Org-mode of Emacs?

Does Org-mode of Emacs support linewrapping? I know in the "regular" mode of Emacs there will just be a little sideways-u-turn on the right and on the left on the line after, and there's no scrolling ...
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set mail.app as default mail client for emacs

Opening a link mailto:foo@bar.com in org-mode opens a new buffer in Message MML mode. How can I set it to use mail.app under mac OS X?
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org-mode function to check checkbox and move to next in list?

In Emacs org-mode, C-c C-c runs org-ctrl-c-ctrl-c, which, on a checkbox [ ], changes its state to [X]. But it also leaves the point where it was, in the now-checked checkbox. Is there a command that ...
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org-mode command to create new file from subtree?

In Emacs org-mode, is there a command like new-file-from-subtree? As I envision it, this command would cut the subtree from the current file, paste the subtree into a new buffer, then save the new ...
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how to control appearance of code blocks?

I use Emacs org-mode and don't edit TeX directly. Is there a way for me to instruct xelatex on how to interpret my org-mode code blocks? I'd like all my code blocks to appear as block quotes, i.e. ...
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Upgrade org-mode with Aquamacs

As is asked and answered in here, Aquamacs has the org-mode that is pretty old, and there are some problems with capturing. How can I upgrade the org-mode with Aquamacs? Is it OK just copy lisp/*.el ...
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In Emacs Org-mode, can I schedule a series of dates based on one given date?

I'm using Emacs Org-mode to keep project notes and dates and so far it is working quite well. What I'd like to do is have a macro that schedules a couple of dates based on one input date. The input ...
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Org-mode - let it open .org files unfolded

I would like to know if it is possible for org-mode to open its org files in unfolded state, and possibly with specified level (e.g no more than * headlines) and possibly with option to fold/unfold ...
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Quickly strike-through a whole line in org-mode tables

How can I quickly strike-through every element of a row in a table in org-mode? For example if I have the following table: | h1 | h2 | h3 | h4 | |-------+-------+-------+--------| | foo ...
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How do I manage my finances using Emacs? [closed]

I want to track my spendings in Emacs (and, perhaps, Org-Mode). Are there any tools/techniques available for this purpose? Actually, I only need a couple of simple features: Easy tracking of ...
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Emacs org-mode: how to apply a change in configuration file to agenda?

I'm using GNU Emacs 24.1.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.1.7601) with org-mode 7.9.3d on Windows 7. I'm currently testing new agenda settings and I have my agenda settings like (setq org-agenda-custom-commands ... ...
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How to paste a snapshot to an org file(emacs) on windows

I love to use org mode to take notes. I want following steps to paste a snapshot to an org file on Windows. Press the PrtSC to take a snapshot Open an org file using emacs and press Ctrl+Y to paste ...