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

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Can I create a link to a specific email message in Outlook?

I use Outlook as my email client at work, but I don't want to use it to manage my tasks and todos. (Instead I use plain text files and Emacs org-mode.) Since many todo items start out as mails in my ...
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Org custom agenda to show today's habits sorted by priority

I use Berndt's org-mode config for the most part. However, I would like to modify his habits custom agenda command to show today's habits sorted by priority (actually, what I'd really like is just to ...
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`ob-lilypond' cannot generate cropped inline image

I want to pass :cmdline -dpreview to ob-lilypond as the following: #+BEGIN_SRC lilypond :file ly1st.png :cmdline -dpreview \version "2.18.2" { c' e' g' e' } #+END_SRC But I got this warning, and ...
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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: [[link][...
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org-mode in emacs, press <RET> have no effect

I am trying out org-mode in emacs. Strangely, after hooking org-mode to text-mode, whenever I press <RET> key on headlines, the mini-buffer shows Wrong type argument: stringp, nil And nothing ...
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Emacs org-mode display time range visually in agenda

I'm looking for a way to get the agenda view in org-mode to 'block out' periods of time for entries with a specified time range. By default it lists items with a specified time range at their start ...
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Emacs (Aquamacs) org-mode agendas are suddenly empty

I'm sorry for this newbie question, but I'M lost at this point: I'm using Aquamacs 2.4 on MacOS X 10.6.8 and I'm currently trying to learn emacs and org-mode. I have several *.org files containing ...
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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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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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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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How do I get autocomplete for multiple entries in an org-mode capture template?

I'm using Emacs org-mode with capture templates extensively, but one thing is still irking me: I can't get autocomplete for multiple entries in prompts, except for tags. Considering the following ...
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Moving an archived task back out of archive file into working file

In Org-mode, how do I search in my archive file and move an archived task (C-c C-x C-s, org-archive-subtree) back into the main org-mode file? I have some tasks which occur on an intermittent, ...
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MobileOrg not finding Emacs org file with ssh server

I'm just getting starting using org-mode with Emacs - I thought I'd use it as an alternative to Evernote. Having it on my mobile is pretty important (I'm using the Android version). I'm getting the ...
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Making Org-Mode to remember folding?

I am a recent convert to Org-Mode. I like it a lot but I am having an issue with reopening files. When I open a org file, Org-Mode does not remember the folding which sux, because I have to resetup ...
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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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How do I Configure 'org-latex-classes in .emacs?

I use emacs org-mode for keeping track of notes and todos. Sometimes I wish to export notes as a latex file, using the official company style. To get the correct heading styles I run the following ...
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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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Stop Org Mode from exporting headline tags

When I setup a headline like the following #+SELECT_TAGS: export ...snip... * A Heading :export: and do PDF export, the :export: text shows up in the heading. How do I suppress this?
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Loading org-mode agenda files

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to automatically include files in my org-mode agenda. I want files from two folders included, which I've attempted to do by setting (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/...
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How can I make checklist counters accumulate results from subheaders in org-mode?

I want to do something like this in Emacs' Org-mode: * headline [%] ** subheadline1 [%] - [ ] list item 1 - [ ] list item 2 ** subheadline2 [%] - [ ] list item 1 - [ ] list item 2 The ...
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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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Customizing org-mode export template?

Related to this question: How to define template for org-mode HTML export? I'd like to customize the template inserted by hitting C-c C-e t such that I get a few customizations and even some help ...
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Suppress appearance of headline tags in pdf export

I have headlines like * Title :tag: in my org file. The :tag: text appears in the pdf export of the org file. I don't want to see the tag-names when I export. How do I ...
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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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How to instruct Emacs auto-capitalize-mode not to capitalize after ellipsis, e.g., and i.e.?

I use Emacs auto-capitalize-mode, which works perfectly most of the time except for ... (ellipsis), and words like e.g. and i.e.. If I write a sentence... and then another part... and then another ...
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Get buffer with all macros expanded in org-mode

I'm trying to troubleshoot some macro expansions in my org-mode file, how to I get a buffer that is the org-source with all org-mode macros expanded?
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Emacs org-mode org-capture: at beginning of headings?

Is it possible to use org-capture in Emacs org-mode so that captured sub-headings are put at the beginning of a section? How to control this behaviour?
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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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converting a 12MB text file with notes to orgmode compatible file?

I have a text file that contains about 200000 lines with basically notes, with the most recent notes on top of the file, and the oldest notes at the end of the file. I want to convert it to a orgmode-...
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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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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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Emacs org mode as a work diary

Is emacs org mode a good choice if you want to maintain a work diary? I have tried to use it and archive old tasks (TODOs) but is there an easy way see which tasks I worked on for example last week (...
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Org-mode - table columns alignment - little tweak

In org-mode when I am using tables I need either to set up somehow or change algorithm of alignment in columns. By default there is text aligned to right with one whitespace character prepended. If ...
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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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Org-mode to Markdown converter?

I have an org-mode file that is mostly just an outline, and want to convert it to Markdown. But it is a long and big file, so is there a piece of software that can do this for me? I use Mac OS X, but ...
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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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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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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 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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How to enable automatic LaTeX math preview in org-mode/Emacs?

I am using org-mode 8.0, Emacs 24.3, Auctex 11.87, in Windows. I was able to use LaTeX preview functions in org-mode files by pressing Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + L. However, I think it would be more ...
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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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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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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 \url{https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Syncing Google Calendar [Gcal] and Emacs Org-mode? Is it possible?

It would be amazing if I could sync Gcal and emacs org-mode, is it possible?
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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 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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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 ...